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Paid Health Policy Internship at Commonwealth Care Alliance in Boston

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Overview

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 more than 33,000 members in two nationally recognized programs focused on integrating care for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Government Relations Policy Manager, the summer intern will conduct policy analysis and research to drive the impact of CCA’s comprehensive, integrated care model and:

  • Develop two 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
  • Produce quick turn-around deliverables, such as leave behinds for meetings with elected officials
  • Analyze relevant policy reports and proposals and identify key takeaways for internal teams
  • Monitor state, federal, and health plan Medicare-Medicaid integration news and inform the Government Relations team about relevant updates

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. 

Qualifications

  • Current graduate student in related field (social work, public health, public policy, health management, etc.); rising undergraduate juniors and seniors may be considered with relevant research and/or internship experience
  • Experience 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)

Apply here: https://careers-commonwealthcarealliance.icims.com/jobs/2626/government-relations-policy-intern/job