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Job Title: Internsip - Health Program
Location: Denver, CO United States
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 07/23/2018
Expire Date: 09/23/2018
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
Internsip - Health Program
POSITION: Internship – Health Program
LOCATION: Denver, CO
SEMESTER: Fall 2018

ABOUT NCSL:
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a nonpartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Our mission is to serve state legislatures by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.

Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C. Our growth has been due to the increasing activity and responsibility of the nation's state legislatures and the complexity and diversity of issues that legislators face. Employees work in a challenging, often fast-paced environment where they assist legislators and legislative staff in their work to promote the common good of the citizens of the states. We look forward to your contributions to our mission in the Health program.

HOURS/PAY:
$15.00 p/hour; up to 20 hours p/week part-time flexible, variable hour schedule. Many colleges and universities will give academic credit for internships. It is the student’s responsibility to contact his or her advisor and obtain academic credit within the institution’s guidelines.

DESCRIPTION:
The individual hired for this position will work with a 3-person team of experienced senior staff, who provide 50-state legislative research and educational resources for policymakers on health care costs and access in two major topic areas: prescription drugs and health insurance. State decisions in these arenas affect the extent of coverage and the affordability of care for millions of Americans. NCSL’s health work and publications focus primarily on elected members who serve on Health Committees or who seek to learn what other states are debating or enacting including laws that change current practices.

SPECIFIC PROJECTS / TASKS:
Research assistance to the Health Program. Fielding, researching and responding to information requests. This includes tracking and summarizing state legislation for online publication for members. Also available: other special project research or writing opportunities in the field of health policy.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The primary function is to assist with legislative tracking and information requests, which allows the interns to learn about a selected variety of health issues and policies focused on health insurance, health costs and prescription drugs. In addition, we offer interns other special project research or writing opportunities in the field of health. The internships in the Health Program are designed for mutual benefit – the students get law/legislative experience and NCSL benefits form their research and writing skills to assist our members.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Qualified candidates should be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, graduate program, or law school and possess strong computer and research experience. Candidates must demonstrate skill and competence in writing clearly, communicating orally and organizing complex assignments.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume highlighting skills and qualifications to: https://ncsl.applicantpro.com/jobs no later than Friday, August 3, 2018.

NCSL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Our mission is to serve state legislatures by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C. Our growth has been due to the increasing activity and responsibility of the nation's state legislatures and the complexity and diversity of issues that legislators face. Employees work in a challenging, often fast-paced environment where they assist legislators and legislative staff in their work to promote the common good of the citizens of the states.
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