Public Policy Intern – Healthy Hospital Initiative

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DCHA is the unifying voice for hospitals and health systems in the District of Columbia and works to advance health policy to strengthen the District’s world-class health care system to ensure that it is equitable and accessible to all.


The Public Policy Intern – Healthy Hospital Initiative is responsible for providing administrative, research, and coordinative support to the Public Policy Department and assists with meetings, events, publications, and special projects. This includes assisting with implementing the Healthy Hospital Initiative grant deliverables such as meetings, events, publications, and other duties as assigned.


General Office Responsibilities

  1. Provide research and clerical support services to Public Policy Department staff.
  2. Assist Public Policy Department staff in coordinating committee meetings, preparing meeting notices and announcements, and responding to related follow-up tasks.
  3. Assist Public Policy Department staff in the preparation of materials and follow-up from workgroup meetings.
  4. Assist in the preparation and production of documents and materials to be distributed to association membership.

Special Projects and Events

  1. Assist with event planning, confirmation, and registration for association events, seminars, workshops, and to meet requirements detailed work plans.
  2. Create event save-the-date announcements, brochures, and e-brochures.
  3. Manage registration for seminars and workshops, as well as related follow-up tasks.
  4. Assist in developing, editing, and/or distributing association publications.
  5. Assist with managing vending and purchase point metric dashboards for all hospitals. Ensuring metric dashboards are updated regularly and accurately.
  6. Support implementation of tabling activities, hospital staff in-servicing, and Q&A sessions related to healthy hospital initiative activities. Managing scheduling of events to meet requirements detailed work plans.
  7. Develop content, compile education materials, and conduct site visits as needed.
  8. Assist in providing basic technical and audiovisual equipment support.

Research Duties

  1. Assist in the identification and monitoring of legislative and regulatory policies, programs, and proposals.
  2. Research legislative and regulatory issues and activities.
  3. Attend select hearings and assist with testimony preparations.
  4. Assist with coordination of grants, workgroups, and other collaborations.


  • Must be enrolled in a college or university.
  • Must have knowledge related to health education and promotion.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel.
  • Ability to work with staff, members and the public with courtesy and respect.


The rate of pay for this position is $17 per hour. This position is a non-permanent and non-benefit eligible position.

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