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Health Law & Policy Clinic Summer Internship Program

Summer interns in the Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) support cutting-edge health law and policy reform projects. Interns will participate with HLPC clinical faculty and staff on work which may include:

  • Monitoring and analyzing federal policy developments that may impact access to care for low-income communities (e.g., public health emergency orders and appropriations, state Medicaid waiver applications, federal rule-making and policy guidance).
  • Providing law and policy analysis to inform state-based community partners in developing strategies to protect and improve access to affordable care.
  • Researching and drafting impact litigation materials, and collaboratively developing litigation strategies to address discriminatory practices in access to care and treatment for vulnerable populations.
  • Identifying and implementing public health policies that target social determinants in order to improve health outcomes and reduce inequities.
  • Leading national chronic illness and disability coalitions in responding to pressing law and policy issues and developing comprehensive advocacy strategies.

Skills that interns may develop include: legislative, regulatory, and policy analysis and advocacy; research, writing, and presentation skills; translation of legal material for a lay audience; litigation skills and strategy development; federal rules of civil procedure practice; client representation; coalition management and counseling; strategic planning and program development; stakeholder engagement. The HLPC summer program integrates formal assignments with informal opportunities to learn more about working in health law & policy, while mentoring students to become more skilled, innovative, and thoughtful practitioners.

Summer interns are unpaid. They are eligible for all public interest fellowships including law school summer public interest funding programs that may be available through their schools (these vary by school) and Equal Justice America (EJA) and through other opportunities listed on resources such as PSJD. Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) program staff will support accepted candidates with whatever paperwork is needed from the sponsoring organization for these applications.

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