Health Policy Client Service Assistant (Internship)

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Health Policy Client Service Assistant (Internship)

McDermott+ Consulting is a Washington DC-based healthcare consulting firm, serving a wide range of clients including physician medical specialty societies, other provider organizations and industry healthcare organizations.

As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients, and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality and authenticity as both a person and a professional. From our competitive compensation, top benefits and award-winning professional development programs to industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career so you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

The Health Policy Client Service Assistant (CSA) will work with all members of the McDermottPlus team to support the development of policy insights, identification of policy alternatives, analyze and frame issues and challenges and advance business solutions for clients. The CSA will have the opportunity to delve into a variety of projects and gain valuable knowledge and understanding of key issues within the nation’s health care system.

Key duties of the CSA include, but are not limited to:
– Support tracking and analyzing key federal and state health care legislative initiatives and policy developments
– Cover, attend, and report on Congressional hearings, MedPAC, MACPAC, and policy stakeholder meetings
– Develop fact sheets, testimony, infographics, and other materials for clients and public distribution
– Conduct Medicaid waiver research
– Provide timely updates and turnarounds of breaking legislation and pressing issues
– Conduct legislative research and bill analysis
– Assist in the collection of relevant health care data
– Learn about the health care policy process in Washington and how policy reforms impacts the health care market

Position Requirements:
Qualified candidates should be graduate students. Those enrolled in Master’s programs in Public Health (MPH), Public Policy (PP), or law students (JD) strongly preferred. All candidates must have an interest in health policy.

Candidates should be able to dedicate at least 24 hours per week (full days on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays) for the duration of the internship. 
The person(s) we hire for this internship (approximately Sept. 6 through Dec. 17) need to live in or near D.C. because they will be attending Congressional hearings.
Strong written and oral communications skills are imperative. Candidates should have initiative, be highly organized, able to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and attentive to detail.

The following information must be submitted upon application:
– Resume
– Writing sample
– Cover letter

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our McDermott workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread of COVID-19, we require that members of our McDermott workforce be fully vaccinated.

At this time we are not asking you to provide any information about your current vaccination status, whether you would seek a medical or religious accommodation to the policy, or for any other medical information. We are only notifying you of the policy if you are interested in moving forward with the application process.

Policy applies to locations where local ordinances do not prevent COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

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