The Joint Commission

Health Care Federal Relations and Public Policy Internship - hybrid work model

Job Locations US-DC
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The Health Care Federal Relations and Public Policy intern works primarily with the Joint Commission Government Relations office in Washington, DC. The intern will assist the DC office staff with specific projects related to national health care policies, health care legislation, and Joint Commission’s advocacy agenda. Interns will be expected to attend office and in-person events in the Washington, D.C. area.


The Health Care Federal Relations and Public Policy internship offers students the opportunity to build and strengthen skills particularly in research, analysis, and writing. In addition, the internship provides an opportunity for the student to gain an understanding of how health care organizations and other stakeholders advocate for health care policies, build relationships with executive branch officials, and interact with legislators.   


The internship is an 8–10-week program beginning June 3, 2024. 

This is an unpaid internship - we are looking to identify individuals who can use this experience as credit towards their graduate program.






  • Assists with assigned research projects related to Joint Commission advocacy agenda item. This may include researching relevant databases and attending meetings.
  • Support the development of fact sheets, issue briefs, and other resources on a variety of health care issues.
  • Attend virtual briefings, conferences, and Capitol Hill events and summarize notes from meetings and/or events.
  • Support meetings with other stakeholders and officials as assigned.


  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in health care administration, public health, public policy, law school, medical school with an interest in health care policy, or other related field. Will consider recent graduates.
  • Demonstrated interest in health care policy issues.
  • Possesses excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Research and analysis experiences
  • Solid academic record.


Note:  Successful applicants for domestic positions that require travel to a customer site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position.  The description is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities, and working conditions associated with this position.  All requirements are subject to possible modification and reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.




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