Public Policy Intern

Company Overview

Primary Care Development Corporation: Catalyzing Excellence in Primary Care

Quality primary care is transformative and a cornerstone of healthy, thriving communities. PCDC catalyzes excellence in primary care through strategic community investment, capacity building, and policy initiatives to achieve health equity.

Position Overview

The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC; www.pcdc.org) is seeking a Public Policy Intern to support with our policy and advocacy work to support the primary care sector.  Students interested in hands-on advocacy and policy experience are encouraged to apply.    This internship is an opportunity to gain critical knowledge of relevant and critical health policy issues.  Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply, with preference given to those pursuing a Masters in Public Health (MPH), Masters in Public Policy (MPP), or a background in public health and/or policy.

The Public Policy Intern will assist the Chief of Staff in all aspects of policy research and advocacy, including:

  • Writing and editing policy briefs and other material for New York State advocacy efforts
  • Scheduling, preparing for, attending and following up on policy meetings with legislators
  • Tracking and disseminating information about key policy issues
  • Updating contact database with relevant information about policymakers and legislative districts
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of events to draw attention to primary care policy priorities

Requirements:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student (MPH or MPP preferred)
  • Availability to commit to approximately 20 hours per week during a five-month internship (January 2017 through May 2017).
  • Background or interest in health care / public policy
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Highly motivated, organized and ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

About PCDC:

The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC; www.pcdc.org) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming and expanding primary care in underserved communities to improve health outcomes, reduce healthcare costs and disparities. Our programs enhance access to primary care by offering flexible financing to build and modernize facilities, providing coaching and training to strengthen care delivery, and leading policy initiatives.

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter of interest and resume to: employment@pcdc.org with “Public Policy Intern” in the subject line.   EOE M/F/D/V