Health Project Internship Description

Project Background

Under the leadership of former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist and former Governors Mike Rounds of South Dakota and Ted Strickland of Ohio, BPC’s Health Project is dedicated to bringing together policymakers and industry stakeholders for substantive collaboration in support of creating a more sustainable, accountable and efficient health care system. The failure to realize transformational change will make it impossible for states to meet their current or future public health, workforce, delivery and budgetary responsibilities. Similarly, failure to achieve greater bipartisan support for these necessary changes will compromise the chances of lasting and viable health system reforms.

Understanding the sensitive political climate around health reform, solving our health system crisis requires a new level of cooperation between federal and state governments. States urgently need pragmatic, workable solutions to meet the ongoing challenges of our health care system. BPC’s Health Project is embarking on a comprehensive review of the challenges confronting states as they deal with delivery, cost, and coverage demands. The Project will engage state, federal, business and workforce leaders in thoughtful, bipartisan dialogue, share best practices among states and host roundtable discussions and other public policy events. The Project will also establish communication, outreach, and educational activities to convey lessons learned and policy recommendations.

Responsibilities

The intern will work with project staff on writing and research, event planning, monitoring news and Congressional activity, blogging, and communications activities. The intern will help support the BPC Health Project’s major initiatives: Health Insurance Reforms and Exchanges, Health Information Technology, and the Health Professional Workforce.

Qualifications

  • Must be an enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Efficient worker with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong interest in health policy issues and knowledge of health care reform