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Health Policy Intern

  • 501330
  • Internship
  • Closing date: Sep 27 2021 at 23:55 MST


The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs, and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry. AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.

Health Policy Intern


Posting Details:

Salary: $12.15 - $12.48 

Grade: 04

Closing Date: 9/27/2021

Job Summary:

The Division of Community Advocacy & Intergovernmental Relations (DCAIR) ensures Health Plan and Program Contractors’ resolution of consumer affairs and human rights issues and compliance with related aspects of their contracts. The DCAIR is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Health Policy Intern. This position will offer a student practical, on the job experience related to their field of study in the administrative healthcare industry. This position will be valuable to a student as means of experiencing how their studies are practically applied and will provide valuable experience that will look highly attractive to potential future employers. Tasks will include researching, summarizing and interpreting healthcare policy, assisting with researching and assessing innovative healthcare practices, and assisting with stakeholder communication. This position will be reporting to key staff in the Division of Community Advocacy and intergovernmental Relations (DCAIR), which works with stakeholders at the federal, state, and community levels.

Job Duties:

• Assisting the Waiver Manager and State Plan Manager with researching federal and state policy and legislation related to Medicaid, health equity and social determinants of health.

• Assisting the Waiver Manger with research, reports, and processes related to Arizona’s 1115 demonstration waiver. Assisting with 1115 Waiver evaluation activities, including working with the third-party independent evaluator and attending to various data requests.

• Generate summaries, infographics, PowerPoints, and other educational materials based on relevant healthcare policy and AHCCCS initiatives. Work with communications and graphic design staff on designated agency projects.

• Assisting with preparation and delivery of presentations in the community.

• Attending and reporting back on various external meetings related to federal and state healthcare policy.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• General knowledge of Medicaid, healthcare, public policy, and/or community resources.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills, experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

• Skills in research techniques and analysis.

• Ability to work independently without continuous supervision, interact professionally with internal and external stakeholders, and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Selective Preference(s):

• Be attending an accredited college working toward a Bachelor's or Master's degree in healthcare administration, public administration, social work, or related field.


Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-417-4497.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.