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Internships in Health Policy and Global Health

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Internships in Health Policy and Global Health

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is accepting applications for Internships in Health Policy and Global Health at AMSA's national headquarters near Washington, D.C. These internships are a great opportunity for students and residents interested in Global Health, Medical History and Health Policy.

AMSA's Global Health intern will work with AMSA's Legislative Director and Global Health Action Committee to research and educate medical students members about pressing Global Health issues and work on legislation around health care workers and global AIDS relief.

AMSA's History of Medicine Intern will help schedule, conduct and edit biographical interviews with doctors who played important roles in the civil rights and social justice movements for an upcoming social history of activist physicians.

Applicants may also combine components of the tasks below to craft their own internship in Health Policy or Global Health.

This work is varied and exciting, and may include:

Meetings with legislators and other national leaders
Creation of educational materials on Global Health by consultation of AMSA national leaders
Composition of an original policy paper on a health policy Issue
Presentations and other work to support AMSA's various lobby days and weeks of action
Travel and on the ground assistance with various institutes and out of town meetings

Application instructions

No previous policy or political experience is necessary. Internships for March through early June are 4-12 weeks in length with flexible dates. Academic credit for electives often can be arranged with your home institution. Although AMSA cannot provide a stipend, free housing is available.

Complete applications will consist of a current resume and a 350 word letter of intent referencing AMSA's current campaigns around Global Health (found on AMSA's website). The complete application may be submitted in by mail or electronically in Word or PDF format and will include:

Name, address, phone number, email address (if available),
Preferred dates for the internship,
Current university, year of study, major & minor,
Description of your interest in Global Health,
Future career plans and how this internship will further your goals

To apply or for more information:

Dan Murphy
Legislative Director
American Medical Student Association
1902 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191
(516) 669-6462
The deadline for internships starting in March is rolling. Apply as soon as possible for later dates.


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