The Community Benefit and Economic Stability project at Community Catalyst is seeking a 2021 graduate-level, summer intern to assist with research on non-profit hospitals’ efforts to address health inequities in their communities through community benefit activities. This will be a 20-hour per week internship for 10 weeks, with a stipend of $3,000. Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the intern will work remotely, reporting to the Program Director of Community Benefit and Economic Stability project.
- Conduct research on non-profit hospital community health needs assessments, implementation strategies, financial assistance/billing/collection policies, IRS filings, and community benefit activities.
- Interview key informants including hospital representatives, policymakers, staff at community-based organizations, consumer advocates, and community residents.
- Compile hospital data gathered through research efforts into database or spreadsheets for purpose of conducting analysis.
- Prepare draft report, blog postings and presentation summarizing findings and including recommendations for leverage community benefit to advance health equity.
Desired intern qualifications
- Student seeking medical degree or master’s level degree in in public health, health policy or law.
- Must keep confidential the discussions within the team working on this issue.
- Commitment to improving health access and consumer rights and advancing health equity and racial justice.
- Demonstrated knowledge of US health policy and/or health care delivery system knowledge.
- Highly motivated with an ability to conduct research independently.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks at once.
- Excellent writing abilities in both academic and popular formats.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills.