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Dobson DaVanzo Healthcare Policy Intern

Organization Overview:
Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC, located in Vienna, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is a leading health care economics and policy consulting firm. Specializing in modeling the impact of Medicare and Medicaid payment policies on health care providers, we provide invaluable insights to aid in the development of future payment systems. Our research influences public policy decisions and supports the development of equitable payment methodologies to promote value-based purchasing. Join us in our mission to drive innovation and excellence in health care policy.

Internship Summary:
We are seeking motivated candidates for a healthcare policy internship in our dynamic and fast-paced work environment. As an intern at Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of projects, including summarizing public comments, conducting data analysis, literature reviews, and providing research support across diverse topic areas.

Responsibilities:
- Summarize public comments for healthcare payment policy proposed rulemaking.
- Assist with projects involving quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Conduct comprehensive literature reviews and synthesize findings to inform policy recommendations.
- Provide research support on a wide range of healthcare policy topics.
- Perform administrative duties as needed to support project operations.

Qualifications:
- Undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student, with a keen interest in healthcare policy.
- General knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, or other public health programs is desirable.
- Coursework in public policy, economics, healthcare management, public health, statistics, or business administration preferred.
- Ability to quickly learn and apply new content knowledge and skills.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex ideas clearly and coherently.
- Proficiency in statistical programs such as SAS, STATA, R, or similar tools.
- Excellent time management and multitasking abilities to effectively manage multiple projects.
- Preference given to candidates familiar with CMS payment regulation for Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) in various healthcare settings.
Prior work experience in healthcare research, health policy analysis, or public sector consulting is advantageous.


About the Supervisor:
Lorraine Otero is a manager at Dobson DaVanzo.

Location and Modality:
Our local team works in the office as they see fit. For example, the President works in the office everyday, while other employees work in the office as their schedule allows. Some team members are not local and are fully remote.

Ideally, our intern would work in the office 1-3 times a week (as their schedule allows). We can also accommodate a fully remote intern if necessary.

Start and End Date:
The internship will run from June 10 to September 27, with the flexibility to accommodate specific scheduling needs.

Modality Notes

Our local team works in the office as they see fit. For example, the President works in the office everyday, while other employees work in the office as their schedule allows. Some team members are not local and are fully remote. Ideally, our intern would work in office 1-3 times a week (as their schedule allows). We can also accommodate a fully remote intern if necessary.

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