Fall 2024 Health Justice Graduate Intern
Hybrid--Washington DC


We are seeking a Health Justice Graduate Intern to support our Health Justice team in advancing progressive health policy priorities. The internship runs from mid Sept. thru Dec.  and operates in a hybrid office environment in Washington, DC. The Health Justice team brings a holistic and integrated lens that reflects the realities of women’s lives, with a particular focus on addressing the systemic racism that drives health inequities. The team’s portfolio prioritizes health system transformation, reproductive health and rights, and maternal health.

As a Health Justice Intern, you will:

  • Research and analyze current policy issues
  • Draft briefs/memoranda, fact sheets, and other written materials
  • Trac federal legislation and regulatory actions. 
  • Opportunity to attend coalition meetings and briefings, hearings, and other events on Capitol Hill and in other venues around DC
  • Contribute to the team’s work on transforming how we pay for and deliver care to advance health equity; improving maternity care and addressing the persistent maternal health crisis; and ensuring meaningful access to the full range of reproductive health services, including abortion care and contraception.


  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree or other advanced degree (e.g., MPH, MPP, MPA, MSW, JD)  
  • Excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • A commitment to the Partnership’s mission to improve the lives of women and families by achieving equality for all women

Other Details

  • Interns are paid $17.50 an hour
  • The internship runs from September to December and we’re flexible with start and end dates
  • This is a part-time internship and interns are expected to work 15-25 hours per week during our regular business hours Monday-Friday 9am to 5:30pm ET

Office and Team Culture

The National Partnership is a 50 person staff that fosters a collaborative culture. We have a collegial work environment. The National Partnership is committed to protecting our employees and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, the National Partnership requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and completely up to date via an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination. Fully Vaccinated is defined by the CDC as being 2 weeks after the final dose in a primary series of COVID-19 vaccines (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson). Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. New employees must be fully vaccinated before their start date, and up-to-date as soon as eligible, unless an exemption due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice is granted.

The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and social justice. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and people with other historically underrepresented identities are encouraged to apply. Please see EEO is the Law and Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter by 11:59pm July 17th