About this JobSpring internships are available for undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates who are available at least 24 hours/wk for at least 3 months. We are happy to host interns for up to 40 hours per week.Through these internship opportunities, you will learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience in several possible areas, including government relations/public policy development, communications/media relations, and/or non-profit fundraising/development. We are a non-profit think tank that makes a difference in the lives of millions of adults and children. We work closely with the national and international media to get our message out to the public. We connect with policy makers and decision makers on a national level to change public policy. We work with independent researchers from around the country to bring fair, unbiased and non-corporate-funded information to the public about timely issues that matter to adults and children, such as obesity, the safety and affordability of medical products and treatments, sexual assault, and so much more.Our interns become part of our team by working on various projects such as:Helping to gather information, whether from the Internet, from magazine, newspaper and journal articles, or contacting researchers and other experts to ask questions.Writing or co-authoring articles for print, fact sheets, press releases, briefing materials, and letters to Congress and the Executive branch. Editing and assisting with our website, co-authoring reports, grant proposals, and journal articles.Attending briefings on Capitol Hill, policy panel meetings, and policy-oriented meetings with representatives from other non-profit think tanks and advocacy organizations. You can attend meetings with Members of Congress and their staff and be in the front row when we are testifying at Advisory Panel meetings of the FDA, the National Institute of Medicine, and other federal agencies.Researching and analyzing data, reviewing and critiquing research studies, and presenting information at professional meetings and policy forums.Communicating with major media and with the public via outreach efforts.Assisting with fundraising activities, including event planning and other development issues.Performing outreach to college campuses, students, and other young adults.Working with women who are navigating their insurance plans to gain access to health care.About National Center for Health ResearchThe National Center for Health Research is a nonprofit think tank that bridges the gaps between research, healthcare, and health policy. Our work helps improve the lives of adults and children across the country.