Internship Opportunities

We are currently looking for interns! We have opportunites in both policy and communications. A general description is below. If you would like more information or to apply, please send a resume to Jose Tapia at jtapia@health-access.org or 1127 11th Street, Suite 925, Sacramento, CA 95814.

 

PUPLIC POLICY INTERNSHIP - Now accepting Spring Applicants

Health Access interns play an active role in both the groundwork and forefront of health advocacy and legislature, focusing on consumer rights and access. Students will be offered a stipend and parking assistance. This unique internship allows interns to gain a broad experience in the legislative and non-profit aspect of healthcare policy, including:

  • Attending committees hearing in the Capitol Building
  • Attending local conferences on issues you are interested in
  • Shadowing one of Health Access’ Lobbyists, when possible
  • Conducting and presenting substantive research
  • Meeting with members of the Legislature and their staff
  • Learning how a non-profit organization is structured and how it functions
  • Assist with additional projects as assigned

This internship is an excellent opportunity in gaining insight into the world of public health, non-profit organization, and excellent mentorship and networking opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a current or recent undergraduate student
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • All majors welcome to apply with strong preference given to political science majors.
  • Must include a resume
  • Must be available to dedicate 12 hours a week

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP - Now accepting Spring Applicants

Health Access communications interns will be at the forefront of a broad and impactful campaign to expand access to quality, affordable health care in California. Students will be offered a stipend and parking assistance. Communications interns will work directly with the Director of Communications to:

  • Draft and edit press releases
  • Outreach to statewide media 
  • Attend press conferences
  • Contribute to the Health Access blog
  • Develop content for social media
  • Update organization's website
  • Maintain email listserv
  • Assist with additional projects as assigned

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the world of political communication, public health, non-profit organization, and provides excellent mentorship and networking opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a current or recent undergraduate student
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • All majors welcome to apply with strong preference given to communications majors
  • Must include a resume
  • Must be available to dedicate 12 hours a week 

About Health Access: Health Access is a nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving quality, affordable health care for all Californians, and a statewide coalition of member organizations representing seniors, children, people with disabilities, immigrants, communities of color, LGBT communities, health care professionals, people of faith, labor, and working families. For more than twenty-seven years, Health Access has been a leader in the state's health reform movement and in ongoing implementation efforts.

Health Access offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including health, life, and disability insurance, 401k savings plan, and a fast-paced but casual work environment.

Promoting diversity is integral to the mission of Health Access. Health Access seeks applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Health Access embraces equality of opportunity and treatment for all employees in all employment matters.

 

Our Mission

Founded in 1987, Health Access is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Our agenda includes:

  • Expanding Coverage: Implementing and improving upon health reform.
  • Fighting for a Fair Budget for the Future: Protecting public investments to preserve access to care.
  • Protecting Consumers: Ensuring consumer representation and protection.

Contact Us

SACRAMENTO OFFICE
1127 11th Street, Suite 925   map
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-497-0923
Fax: 916-497-0921
Email: info@health-access.org
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