Job Opportunities

Summer Internship, Emerging Health Policy and Government Relations Leader


The Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) is launching a new summer internship designed to provide motivated individuals interested in health care advocacy with an opportunity to work directly on federal policy and legislative strategy impacting Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and the beneficiaries they serve. This internship aims to advance health coverage and equity by empowering the next generation of health policy leaders.

MHPA seeks to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support our organization. MHPA does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

ABOUT MHPA: MHPA is the only national trade association with a sole focus on Medicaid, representing more than 130 managed care organizations (MCOs) serving nearly 43 million Medicaid beneficiaries in 40 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. MHPA’s members include both for-profit and non-profit, national and regional, as well as single-state health plans that compete in the Medicaid market. Nearly three-quarters of all Medicaid beneficiaries receive health care through MCOs, and our association provides research and advocacy services that support policy solutions to enhance the delivery and coordination of holistic, comprehensive, cost-effective, and quality health care service delivery for Medicaid enrollees.

LEVEL: Government Relations and Policy Intern, Part Time (Approx. 20 hours per week)

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy

SALARY: $15.00 per hour

LOCATION: Medicaid Health Plans of America, Washington, D.C. (Virtual or Hybrid Internship)

START DATE: June 2022

END DATE: August 2022

PURPOSE: The Government Relations and Policy Intern is responsible for assisting with MHPA’s government relations, advocacy, and policy activities.


• Contribute to MHPA’s policy, government relations and advocacy activities
• Lead a paper on advancing health equity in Medicaid
• Policy research
• Congressional bill and federal regulation tracking
• Monitor Congressional hearings and other events and draft summaries
• Assist with outreach to Capitol Hill and the Biden Administration
• Assist in the work of MHPA’s Policy and Government Relations Committees
• Perform other tasks and duties as assigned


• Interest in Medicaid and/or health equity issues
• Solid communication skills, written and oral
• Good judgement, problem solving and decision making
• Microsoft Office products

QUALIFICATIONS: Currently enrolled, recent college graduate, or masters level candidates.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.