Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Internships Opportunities

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Student Intern Position Description

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking a part-time student intern to begin in the spring of 2012 though the summer of 2013.  The position is paid and the intern must be located near HHS headquarters in Washington DC.

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.  The incumbent will be working in the Office of Science and Data Policy and supporting an interdepartmental web-based health data project.  For more information regarding ASPE and its work, please visit our website at

Program Requirements:
Applicants must be graduate students in good academic standing and have exhibited an interest in online communication, including Internet publishing through content management systems.  They should also have interest in health policy and data analysis.  Qualified applicants will have exceptional communication, writing, and problem-solving skills and all applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Internship Expectations & Details:
The incumbent will work with people from across HHS and with a content management system.  Training on that system will be provided.  The incumbent will work at the HHS Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The position is part-time, with the potential for full-time work during some months of the year according to the incumbent’s schedule (potentially January and July).  The position is paid.

How to Apply:
Please submit a current resume and cover letter discussing your interest in the items listed above to Erin Miller at by 5:00PM on January 12, 2012.  Please use the following as the subject of the email: “Spring 2012 Intern Application.”  Applicants are invited to include examples of their work in the areas described above as well.  Applications should be no more than five pages in total.

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.

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