The 2015 program will run from Tuesday, May 26th through Friday, July 31st for a minimum of 40 hours per week. We have some flexibility with regard to start and end dates as long as summer interns make at least an eight-week commitment.
Summer interns are unpaid. They are eligible for all public interest fellowships including law school summer public interest funding programs that may be available through their schools (these vary by school) and EJA. CHLPI program staff will support accepted candidates with whatever paperwork is needed from the sponsoring organization for these applications.
The CHLPI summer internship program takes place in the CHLPI office located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.
Information about the Health Law and Policy Clinic:
The Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) aims to improve the health of vulnerable populations, including low-income people living with HIV and AIDS, by expanding access to high-quality healthcare, reducing health disparities, supporting community education and advocacy capacity, and promoting legal, regulatory, and policy reforms that contribute to a more equitable individual and public health environment.
Students will have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge policy recommendations at the state and national levels in both the legislative and regulatory arenas. Projects involve informing both national and state level implementation of the Affordable Care Act through regulatory comments and analysis, providing law and policy analysis to national and state coalitions advocating to protect the Medicaid program, and investigating best practices for initiatives to increase access to treatment and service programs serving vulnerable populations.
Students gain a wealth of hands-on experience in current and emerging health law and policy issues, and develop written products such as fact sheets, in-depth reports, comment letters, testimony, presentations, and draft legislation or regulatory guidance. Students have the opportunity to develop a range of problem-solving, policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership skills.
Applicants interested in the Health Law and Policy Clinic should submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.