American Cancer Society Reframing Medicaid Project Intern in Washington, District Of Columbia

Reframing Medicaid Project Intern

  • Job ID:

25574

  • Functional Area:

Advocacy

  • Position Type:

Intern - Paid

  • Experience Required:

Not Indicated

  • Optional Location(s):

District of Columbia - Washington

  • Department:

Advocacy

  • Education Required:

High School Diploma

  • Relocation Provided:

No

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Position Description:

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization. Together with our charitable partner, the American Cancer Society, we work in Congress, state legislatures and local jurisdictions to support evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the country, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.

The intern will join the ACS CAN Medicaid Team to work on the “Reframing Medicaid” project. This project supports ACS and ACS CAN’s goal of making sure that cancer patients, survivors, and those at risk for cancer have access to health care coverage for preventive screenings, treatment, and disease management. This effort will focus on reframing public understanding and perceptions about Medicaid, to ensure that key decision makers understand the value and importance of the program for cancer patients, survivors, those who will face a cancer diagnosis, as well as the communities that support and provide care to them and their families.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern’s role in this project will be to assist the State and Local Outreach Manager with collection and dissemination of the stories of individuals and families who access health care through state Medicaid programs. The intern will support the story collection efforts by engaging and interviewing Medicaid enrollees and caregivers, as well as low-income individuals who lack access to health care coverage. The intern will be responsible for documenting, reviewing and following up with individuals who share their story with ACS CAN. They will also support the development and publication of the stories in print and digital publications as well as for use with various media outlets.

Intern activities may include:

• Conducting telephonic interviews with individuals who wish to share their story

• Performing vetting, legal and compliance activities related to story collection

• Summarizing and writing stories shared with ACS CAN

• Documenting and tracking interactions with storytellers

• Maintaining regular communication and following up with storytellers

• Coordinating story collection efforts with ACS CAN staff, volunteers, partners and stakeholders

• Support Reframing Medicaid project team with dissemination of stories

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization. Together with our charitable partner, the American Cancer Society, we work in Congress, state legislatures and local jurisdictions to support evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the country, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.

Position Requirements:

All Interns Must meet the following requirements:

• Able to commit to at least 15 hours a week

• Full-time student: junior or senior if undergraduate, or graduate MSW student

• Have a minimum of a B average (cumulative 3.0 on 4.0 scale)

• Plan to continue their education in the following term/semester

Note: an internship assignment may coincide with the student’s last term/trimester, but student must disengage upon graduation.

SKILLS:

• Excellent communications skills, especially over the phone

• Excellent listener and note-taker

• Excellent writer

• Able to be compassionate and empathize with storytellers

• Passionate about the importance of Medicaid and access to health care

Able to work independently

It is the policy of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.