AAP Department of Federal Affairs Internship Program
The American Academy of Pediatrics Department of Federal Affairs (Washington. D.C.) offers a fantastic internship program for those interested in learning more about children’s health issues, the legislative process and public affairs. The program is available to undergraduate, graduate and medical students, residents, and AAP members and is designed to provide an individualized experience tailored to individual interests and goals. Participants learn directly how public policy is determined, how the legislative process works, the benefit of coalitions, and the operations of our own AAP organization.
Internship activities may include:
- Congressional hearings related to children’s health
- Department of Health and Human Services meetings and hearings
- Preparation of background material for use with Congress, various health agencies, and AAP members
- Working with public affairs staff to effectively communicate information regarding legislative issues to reporters, AAP members, and the general public
Interns must arrange for their own housing, meals, and transportation.
To apply, send a letter detailing your professional/educational status, your expectations for the program, and whether you will receive credit for your participation (and any requirements needed for you to receive credit) to:
American Academy of Pediatrics
601 13th Street, NW Suite 400
North Washington, D. C. 20005
For more information, call 202-347-8600.
AAP Resident Section International Rotation Travel Grants
The AAP resident section awards several $750 grants annually to residents who wish to complete a clinical pediatric elective in a developing country.