RCA Summer Internship Opportunity
Title: Right Care Alliance Intern – unpaid internship
Time frame: June 1 – August 31, 2020 (flexible)
Location: Can be based anywhere, but preference for Boston area residents
Work Schedule: Part-time (15-20 hours), flexible start date
This is an unpaid internship expected to last 3 months.
About the Lown Institute:
The Lown Institute is a nonpartisan think tank advocating bold ideas for a just and caring system for health. We are focused on finding a path to a radically better health system, one that gives all people a chance to be as healthy as possible, no matter who they are or where they live.
We use data to increase knowledge, and we generate big ideas that can bridge the gap between current policy solutions and the system that this country wants and needs. Our work is centered around four main topics: low-value, or unnecessary care; accountability; health equity; and healing and the human connection.
About the Right Care Alliance:
The Right Care Alliance (RCA), an initiative of the Lown Institute, is a grassroots coalition of clinicians, patients, and community members organizing to make health care institutions accountable to communities and put patients, not profits, at the heart of health care.
The Right Care Alliance seeks a part-time Intern dedicated to the development and coordination of study groups focused on different aspects of the health care system. This is a part-time, temporary, unpaid internship position.
The Study Groups
Our Political Education Study Groups are groups of RCA Members sharing an intellectual and comfortable conversation while they teach and learn from each other. These RCA study groups are to help us all better understand how the American health care system currently works, to imagine what sort of world we can create, and what a future system could look like. The goal of these study groups is to be open and welcoming to everybody. These are for people who are not experts in health policy!
We have launched the Study Groups and are now updating and redesigning the curriculum. An intern would help research, read, and organize both academic and pop culture articles on these topics. They would work closely with our staff to write learning objectives for each study group, as well as guiding questions and agendas for facilitators. Ideally, they will have phone calls with current study group facilitators about supportive materials.
For more information on the study groups that occurred this past year, please visit the RCA Study Group Website.
For the next session of study groups, the focus will be to understand the RCA Manifesto which articulates the RCA’s viewpoint on numerous topics within the health care system.
Topics students will research and write about:
- Primary Care in the current health system
- Surprise hospital and medical bills
- Ways that grassroots activists have impacted the national, state and local landscape of American health care.
Depending on the individual’s interest, they can focus either on the content or the pedagogy of the study groups, or both.
Responsibilities could include:
- Participating in the development of the study group curriculum
- Assisting in the creation of facilitator’s guides
- Participating in and/or facilitating the study groups
- Collecting and synthesizing feedback after each study group to help discern lessons learned and improve the next study group session
Who we’re looking for:
- Graduate-level or undergraduate student
- Interest in health policy and health equity
- Proactive, a team player, detail-oriented, and able to work in both a remote and collaborative environment