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Posting expires on 04/01/2019
Employer: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Located in: Washington, DC
Degree Required: Other
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Office of Health Policy
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently seeking student interns. ASPE serves as the principal
advisor to the Secretary of HHS on policy development and is responsible for major activities in the areas
of policy coordination, legislative development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and
economic analysis. Students will gain experience in a fast-paced work environment, contribute to the
production of analytic papers, and be exposed to a wide breadth of health policy.
The Office of Health Policy is comprised of four divisions: Health Care Financing, Health Care Access and
Coverage, Public Health Services, and Health Care Quality and Outcomes. Topics include prescription
drug pricing, financing, affordability, and access; health care payment and delivery system reform;
individual and small group insurance markets; patient-centered outcomes research, health information
technology, the health care safety net, and vulnerable populations.
Position duties and responsibilities:
• Work with a team to develop and execute a policy research project
• Collaborate with one or more HHS agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or the Health Resources and Services
• Help respond to requests from ASPE and Departmental leadership for policy analysis and
information on a wide variety of healthcare topics and initiatives
• Conduct analyses with federal and public data sources
• Present research findings at one or more staff meetings
• Strong communication skills, both written and oral
• A highly motivated analytic thinker with research skills, quantitative and/or qualitative
• Interest in connecting and translating research into policy
General Position Summary
Interns may be tasked with working in collaboration with fellow staff on research projects of interest to
the Office of Health Policy with the opportunity to present their findings to the Office. Interns may also
be asked to help staff various initiatives that may not directly involve research, but that advance
important policy objectives. In addition to these core responsibilities, ASPE brings together interns for
brown bag lunches with key leaders and occasional outings in Washington. Many external organizations
also hold lunch briefings and day-long meetings, which interns are encouraged to attend.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic
information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Applicants must be graduate or undergraduate students in good academic standing. Those who are
accepted into the ASPE Internship Program will work at the HHS Headquarters bldg in Washington,
D.C. The bldg is a short distance to the metro. At this time, we have several unpaid positions. The
intern program will start on Monday June 3 and run into August. The normal office workday is 9 am -
How to Apply:
Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample (3-5 pages) to angela.barbour-rawlings@hhs.
Posted on 02/01/2019
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