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Government Relations Internship at UH

Posted on May 8, 2015

Service Position Title: Government Relations Intern

Department:   Government Relations

Department Location:  UH Case Medical Center, Mather Pavilion 1164

Scheduled Hours:  10 hours per week minimum

Internship Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer semesters

To Apply Please Contact:   

Supervisor:  Dan Bucci, Director, Government Relations

Telephone:   216-983-0610

E-mail:  Daniel.

Service Description Summary:  Government Relations Internship

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Government Relations Intern will work with the UH Government Relations Department team to advocate on behalf of the best interests of the health system and its patients on local, state and federal legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Must be prepared to hit the ground running and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Duties may include, but are not limited to, researching legislative/regulatory issues, updating legislative contact lists and other databases, scheduling and coordinating legislative tours of UH facilities for elected officials and staff, organizing UH participation in advocacy days at the state and federal levels, assisting with community benefit and tax exemption issues, and performing daily office activities.
  • Participate in tours for elected officials and staff; meetings with clinicians and other hospital staff; and on occasion, meetings with hospital leadership
  • Professionalism when interacting with all internal and external stakeholders, including senior management, clinical leaders and elected officials.
  • Opportunities to participate in advocacy events will be offered to interns as available; interns are required to incur the cost of any travel and related expenses involved.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Hours to Work: 10 hours per week

Graduate or undergraduate level students

*This is an unpaid internship


Competencies (specific skills & knowledge required):

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently when necessary
  • Must be flexible and able to multitask; will often work on several projects at once
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High level of professionalism at all times
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office and database management
  • Political Science, Business, Law, Social Work, Nonprofit/Health Management or related majors encouraged to apply
  • Business professional attire required

Training and Screening:

  • Annual TB test
  • Annual In-service
  • Enrollment with UH Volunteer Office


Students who are interested in this position and would like to earn course credit for 3 hours of POSC 395, Independent Study, should speak to Professor Joseph White about how that could be done.  Usually for a POSC 395 attached to this kind of internship, students are required  to do some reading about the kind of work involved, report on what they do in the job, and then write a reflective  paper about how the political science literature fits with their experience (and vice versa).  Professor White would need to work out with any given student, however, what specific reading would be appropriate for their level of knowledge going into the internship.  Please contact both Professor White and Mr. Daniel Bucci for more information.

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