The application cycle for the 2016 AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy Intern (OHPI) Program is now open. Current osteopathic medical students who are interested in health policy and would like to gain firsthand experience in Washington, DC are encouraged to apply.
The objective of the OHPI Program is to afford selected student interns the opportunity to develop an understanding and operational knowledge of how federal healthcare policy is developed and how to effectively influence public policy formulation. The OHPIs are selected through a highly competitive process.
Selected applicants will each participate in a two-month internship with AACOM’s Government Relations Department. During this time, interns will gain a deeper understanding of health policy development and implementation by developing a policy paper, working on various advocacy projects, meeting with federal agency officials, and attending meetings and hearings on Capitol Hill.
AACOM provides interns a stipend, housing and local business travel expenses, and makes every practical effort to identify the two-month period that works best for each individual. For more information about the OHPI program, including how to apply, visit the AACOM website.