Cancer Policy Internship

UF Health Cancer Center Cancer Policy Internship – University of Florida Office of Federal Relations

The University of Florida seeks an intern to join the new Federal Relations team in the University’s Washington DC office.  This position will have a primary focus on legislative support related to cancer policy with other duties assigned as needed.  The intern who fills this position will have the opportunity to observe Congress first-hand and to acquire exposure to federal policy including areas of education, research, healthcare and budget.

Responsibilities of the position include assisting the Director with identifying, monitoring and reporting on issues of importance to the University of Florida; tracking legislative activity, attending hearings, drafting hearing reports and legislative updates; attending higher education and coalition meetings; assisting with UF faculty and administrator visits to Washington, DC.; and, supporting special projects and events.

The position is an important part of the team charged with proactively supporting the University of Florida’s agenda and ensuring UF is a leading expert voice on issues of importance.  As a representative of UF, you will be expected to conduct yourself respectfully at all times, and in a manner consistent with the UF student code of conduct.

Internships will be available on an approximately 16 week basis during 2 separate rotations per year.  Interns will be expected to focus on completing a primary project, support continuation or completion of secondary projects and serving the Director as outlined above.  Interns will participate in regular calls/videochats with their academic mentor/team, present a policy brief from the primary project at the completion of the internship, and demonstrate effective legislative support related to the Director’s agenda.

Qualifications This position is open to any currently enrolled University of Florida degree seeking graduate or professional student in good standing, with a demonstrated interest in health policy.  It is essential that applicants to this position have excellent written and verbal communications skills and strong interpersonal skills.  Successful candidates will be energetic team players as well as self-starters and able to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneoupsly. Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint), basic social media and a valid U.S. government issued picture ID is required.

Application Process Interested and qualified candidates can submit their curriculum vitae, supporting letter from faculty mentor and a 1 page essay describing their interests, career goals and reasons for pursuing this internship to  Education@cancer.ufl.edu by Friday, November 30, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by UFHCC Cancer Policy Internship steering committee members and interviews may be required.

This paid internship position is based in the University of Florida’s Washington, DC office.  A modest stipend to partially offset housing, living expenses and travel may also be provided.