Cancer Policy Internship

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The UFHCC is seeking two UF graduate students to serve as interns with the Federal Relations team in the University’s Washington DC office in Fall 2021. One of the interns will have a primary focus on legislative support related to health policy and the other will focus on telehealth. The interns will gain unique exposure to the inner workings of the US Government in the advancement of the UFHCC’s education and research missions.

These internships are an integral and important part of the team charged with proactively supporting the University of Florida’s agenda on a national level and in ensuring UF is a leading expert voice on important issues. As a representative of UF, you will be expected to conduct yourself respectfully at all times in a manner consistent with the UF Student Code of Conduct.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application form, résumé/curriculum vitae, faculty mentor letter of recommendation, references, and a 1-page personal statement describing their interests, career goals, and reasons for pursuing this internship to Education@cancer.ufl.edu by Friday, June 18, 2021, at 5:00 PM. The applications portal is now open.

Cancer Policy Internship Summary


Spring 2021 Intern

Joseph Washington, a PharmD/MPH Candidate in Pharmacy/Public Health & Health Professions, interned with Rep. Darren Soto.


Spring 2020 Interns

Donghee Lee, a doctoral student in Mass Communication with a concentration in health and science communication, interned with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


Zachary Sandoval, a masters student in Public Health with a concentration in health policy and management, interned with Rep. Darren Soto.


Fall 2019 Interns

Matthew R. Cretul Sr., a doctoral student in Mass Communication with a concentration in Health Communication, worked with Congressman Gus Bilirakis, who sits on both the Energy and Commerce and Veterans Affairs Committees.

Read more about his internship.


Juliette Barbera, a doctoral student in Political Science with concentrations in American Governmental Institutions; Public Policy & Administration; Methodology, worked with Rep. Darren Soto, who sits on the Energy & Commerce Committee & the Health Subcommittee.


Spring 2019 Intern

Fizza Imran, a second year MPH student with a concentration in Public Health Management and Policy and 2018 graduate of the Bachelor of Public Health program, recently finished the Spring 2019 semester as the UF Health Cancer Center’s first cancer policy intern.

Read more about her experience as an intern.