PICS Organization Name
Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)
Washington, District of Columbia
*Student will receive the D.C. minimum wage on an hourly basis. Salary is predicated upon a 7.5 hour work day. Holidays and absences are not paid.
Katherine Park '19
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is a national trade association which represents not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans. Collectively, ACAP plans serve more than seventeen million enrollees, representing nearly half of all individuals enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans.
Our mission is to strengthen not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans in their work to improve the health of lower-income and vulnerable populations.
Our vision is to improve health and well-being of lower-income and vulnerable populations and the communities in which they live.
Sponsoring a Princeton intern will help us achieve our mission and vision by providing support and assistance to staff and plan members.
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is seeking a summer paid intern to provide support on projects related to Medicaid managed care, Medicare, and health benefit Marketplaces. This position offers an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading organization committed to increasing access to quality health services for low-income populations. The position requires excellent verbal, computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Successful candidates must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
ACAP is a national trade association representing 60 not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans in 29 states. Collectively, ACAP plans serve more than 20 million individuals. Its mission is to strengthen not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans in their work to improve the health of lower income and vulnerable populations.
The intern will be responsible for supporting the policy staff on a variety of tasks, which may include research projects, database entry, PowerPoint creation, and document editing. Depending on the intern’s background and interests, there may be an opportunity for the intern to research and draft a fact sheet or analyze quality and operational data on ACAP health plans. The internship may also entail communications and Web design support. The intern will learn important computer, administrative and analytic skills as well as be exposed to a dynamic and growing health policy organization.
The position requires excellent verbal, computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills. To be eligible for the internship, an applicant must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and have an interest in health policy.
Successful candidates must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
*A writing sample is required.*
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Expected End Time
Meets Certificate Requirement
Yes, Global Health Policy
Washington DC has a number of summer housing options - area universities like George Washington University rent out dorms for the summer, and many short-term sublets are available on Craigslist. ACAP is located downtown and close to metro stations and many bus routes, as well as Capital Bikeshare stations.
It was very rewarding to work at ACAP because of all the exposure to healthcare and health policy I gained. For example, I interacted with CEOs at ACAP's annual CEO Summit, but I also participated in rallies on Capitol Hill and supported our policy staff.
—Katherine Park '19
I had a large diversity of projects that I worked on this summer- I attended a couple of policy meetings in the city, assembled a fact sheet about community organizations that have been recognized by ACAP, performed data entry and analysis, created online surveys for the health plans, completed administrative tasks related to the CEO Summit conference, edited documents, assembled a YouTube channel, performed literature reviews to update the website and supplement issue briefs, updated website links, and sent out a daily morning email outlining any relevant news stories.
—Ellen Roop '17