Policy and Program Intern

Position opening


The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) seeks a motivated policy/program intern for a minimum 12-week summer internship beginning immediately – working a set weekly schedule of between 20 and 40 hours a week. The successful applicant will work directly with the policy team at the PCC. This position is ideal for an MPH or MPP/MPA graduate student or an exceptional undergrad student interested in health policy and public health issues. Some coursework in statistics helpful.  

The Organization

Founded in 2006, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) is a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. Representing a broad group of public and private organizations, the PCC’s mission is to unify and engage diverse stakeholders in promoting policies and sharing best practices that support growth of high-performing primary care and achieve the “Quadruple Aim”: better care, better health, lower costs, and greater joy for clinicians and staff in delivery of care.


The Primary Care Collaborative advances comprehensive primary care to improve health and health care for patients and their families by convening and uniting stakeholders around research, care delivery and payment models, and policies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors primary care-related policy events, hearings, and legislative or regulatory developments; drafts written summaries for PCC team and website.
  • May assist Policy Director with development of correspondence, presentations, and other content for internal and external audiences.
  • Assists with proof-reading and editing documents, social media posts. May assist with web-based and survey-based research, drafting case studies, report summaries.
  • Drafts short blog posts and social media posts and participates in virtual meetings
  • Assists with grant-funded projects requiring ease with Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Outlook, Survey Monkey.
  • Manages tasks and projects including managing email lists, meeting agendas, notetaking.
  • Opportunity to work at intersection of data, research, policy, and real-world practice. Gets exposed to real-time trends including impact of COVID-19 on primary care, payment reform and primary care, trends in organization and delivery of primary care, integration with behavioral health, public health, and social services.  


  • Excellent research, analysis, and writing skills required
  • Able to take direction well, and be an engaged and enthusiastic team-player with little supervision
  • Working towards a Bachelor’s, Master’s or professional degree (preferred) in health policy, public health, or other related field
  • Experience working in a nonprofit setting and interest in healthcare issues is a plus
  • Experience working with federal programs and grants management a plus
  • Enthusiastic, mission-driven individual excited about elevating primary care
  • Project-management and analytical skills with demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet competing deadlines
  • Hands-on experience with website content management systems and other social media a plus

As of this posting, our small PCC team is working 3 days a week in our downtown Washington, D.C., offices (Metro Center) and two days a week remotely. Future work setting will be consistent with public health guidance and the health and well-being of staff.


PCC interns gain valuable work experience in a nonprofit setting and will have the opportunity to interact with health professionals as well as industry and policy leaders in the healthcare transformation field. Position will pay $15.20/hour over a minimum period of 12 weeks.


To apply, please send resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to [email protected]. Candidates must submit all documents to be considered for this position. No calls, please. Position available immediately.



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