Why This Role is Important to Us
Commonwealth Care Alliance is a not-for-profit, Massachusetts-based health care organization dedicated to improving care for individuals with the most significant health and social needs. Forward-thinking and mission-driven, CCA provides and manages person-centered care across the continuum, including full integration of primary care, behavioral health, long-term care, and social needs. We specialize in bridging gaps across traditional health care silos by creating a care model that surrounds and supports members with touchpoints that go beyond basic health care needs. Our integrated care management is a nimble mix of human capital—staff dedicated to building long-term trusting relationships with members, providers, and community-based organizations—delivering care both in our members’ homes and in our clinics across the state of Massachusetts. CCA is rooted in more than thirty years of experience providing care to complex populations and now serves nearly 39,000 members in two nationally recognized programs focused on integrating care for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
What You’ll Be Doing
Reporting to the Government Relations Policy Director, the summer intern will conduct policy analysis and research to drive the impact of CCA’s comprehensive, integrated care model and:
–Develop one or more white papers on policy priorities for distribution to state and federal policymakers; topics may include social determinants of health, telehealth, value-based payment, health care workforce, and topics chosen by the intern
–Analyze policy reports, regulatory proposals, and relevant bills and communicate findings to internal teams
–Produce quick turn-around deliverables, such as leave behinds for meetings with elected officials
–Monitor state, federal, and health plan Medicare-Medicaid integration news and inform the Government Relations team about relevant updates
–Attend policy briefings and legislative hearings and report key takeaways to the team
–Learn about public policy and government relations strategies to advance how care is designed and delivered for people with complex needs
This paid summer internship is a part of CCA’s structured 12-week Summer Internship Program that is designed to give a select student cohort hands-on experience in an innovative health care setting and the opportunity to explore a potential career within our growing organization. As the Government Relations Policy summer intern, this individual will advance high-touch care delivery through unique contributions to our state and federal policy goals.
What We’re Looking For
–Current graduate student in related field (public policy, public health, social work, health management, etc.)
–Experience and/or interest in health policy analysis and research; knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare-Medicaid integration preferred
–Commitment to improving health care and social supports for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and complex populations
–Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
Rolling application deadline.