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Health Policy Fellow – Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Committee

Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee seeks a graduate fellow (in school, or recently graduated) with a degree in a health-policy related field for the summer and fall terms. Working closely with the DPCC policy team, the Health Fellow will experience federal policy making first-hand in the U.S. Senate. The Health Fellow will be responsible for drafting fact sheets and talking points on evolving health policy topics, and assisting with other special projects as needed. Fellow must have a demonstrated knowledge of ACA and other federal health programs. Fellow must also be able to work under tight timelines and be able to write clearly and concisely for a lay audience. Preference given to fellows who can work full-time (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm). The Fellowship is unpaid. Interested candidates should send resumes to by June 15th.

Health Policy Fellow – Midwestern Senate Democrat

Office of Midwestern Democratic Senator looking for a fellow to work on health policy issues for a very active member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.  The fellow will participate full as a staff member and will work closely with the Health Legislative Advisor and Legislative Aide as well as with the field representative who handles health care issues in the state.  The fellow’s portfolio will ultimately depend on the selected candidate’s strengths and interests. Responsibilities may include handling issues relevant to the HELP Committee’s Health Innovation Working Group, such as medical product regulation, health IT, public health/emergency preparedness, global health, and/or precision medicine. Particular attention will be given to FDA regulatory matters (i.e. drug/device oversight).  The fellow will likely serve as primary participant for one or more issue-specific subgroups under the HELP Innovation Working Group.  Additionally the fellow may assist with health-related Budget and appropriations issues and other ad hoc projects.

Other duties will include participating in meetings with external stakeholders, attending briefings and representing the Senator or staff at public events; conducting policy research; tracking legislation and federal regulations; and preparing written materials for presentations, hearings, constituent correspondence, etc.  Strong writing and communication skills, professional discretion and confidentiality, and ability to work independently are a must. Position is full time (40 hours/week); however applicants interested in working part-time and who can commit to working a minimum of 3 days per week will be considered.  Start date is flexible and duration are flexible; however preference will be given to applicants who are able to start in early/mid- September and who can commit to working at least 6 months.   Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and 2-3 original writing samples to with 222909 as the job referral number in the subject line.  No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Health Policy Fellow – Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN)

Rep. Diane Black, a prominent Republican Member of the Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, seeks a Health Policy Fellow in her Washington, D.C. office.

In this position, the Health Policy Fellow will act as legislative and administrative support to the policy team as it relates to health care initiatives. The Fellow will provide research and legislative drafting support while achieving a basic understanding of health policy and the role of legislative support on Capitol Hill. The goal is that the Fellow will gain an understanding of jurisdiction, statutory origins, and the current and future environment for health policy and Congress. The fellowship should help raise the level of expertise of the candidate so that he or she can advance on Capitol Hill or in the health care policy sector.

The primary responsibilities of the Health Policy Fellow will include:

· Serving as a health policy researcher, fact-checker, advisor, and legislative aide.
· Assisting in the drafting of health related remarks and statements.
· Being responsible for weekly one-pagers on the most up-to-date and relevant health policy updates, changes, and meetings.
· Performing research and write memoranda and recommendations on health assignments, legislation, and congressional letters.
· Assisting in the drafting of letters and other communication to the Administration and other officials.
· Drafting background materials as assigned.

The office is seeking recent graduates and graduate students who have a strong working knowledge domestic health policy and health economic issues.

The office is seeking to fill the position immediately. This is considered a full-time position, but there will be flexibility to accommodate class or part-time work schedules. Duration of the fellowship can be flexible based on the candidate’s eligibility, but a six month commitment is preferred.  A moderate monthly stipend will be provided along with a blackberry for official use and transit or parking benefits.

Interested candidates should email Katie Allen at with references, a writing sample addressing a health policy topic, and a resume as soon as possible.

Health Policy Fellow – Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)

Pennsylvania Democrat deeply involved in health care policy seeks  graduate student with a solid academic record, strong writing,  research, and communication skills, and a demonstrated interest in  health policy. Pluses: coursework in political science/health policy,  related internship experience, familiarity with the legislative process,  research experience.

*    Support Legislative Director/Senior Health Policy Advisor with  research and writing
*    Prepare background memos and prep for the Congresswoman
*    Draft constituent correspondence
*    Meet with constituents
*    Assist with event planning and preparation

This is an unpaid position but academic credit may be arranged.  Preferred start date is January 9th, although dates and work hours are  flexible. Cover letters, resumes and two writing samples should be  sent to by December 7th.

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