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State Government Affairs Internship


  • GA, Atlanta
  • NE, Norfolk
  • NY, New York



A State Government Affairs Intern will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day monitoring and management of activities by state legislatures and administrative agencies to regulate healthcare. 

How you will make an impact:

  • Public policy and legislative issue tracking and researching in Elevance Health company states, including tracking notices and current events related to healthcare policy

  • Assisting with the creation and review of long-term planning for lobby and business development campaigns

  • Working with internal stakeholders in Elevance Health's portfolio including Commercial, Medicare/Medicaid, and Specialty (ex. pharmacy and behavioral health) business units as well as with individuals external to the company in the advocacy and legislative communities

  • Attending trade association meetings and circulating meeting notes within the State Affairs Department

  • Monitoring legislative meetings/public hearings and circulating meeting notes within the State Affairs Department

Functions OR examples of projects for this role:

  • Ad hoc special projects as needed such as assist with planning company sponsorships of conferences; coordinating company sponsored events or writing white papers/issues briefs for a government audience  

Minimum Requirements:

  • Rising Juniors and Seniors actively pursuing a bachelor’s in political science, public policy, public health, healthcare administration, health informatics or a degree in the liberal arts at an accredited university during time of internship

  • Ability to work 40 hours per week for the duration of the Summer 2023 internship

  • Students must be authorized to work in the U.S. without future visa sponsorship requirements

  • Candidate must be able to work independently as well as on a team, skilled at developing creative solutions and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to read and summarize legislation, regulations, policy and healthcare

Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences:

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and a quick learner as Training and Licensing will be provided.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Excellent Communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Excellent Problem-solving, Analytical, and Organizational skills

  • Excellent Public Speaking and Presentation skills

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. A Fortune 20 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, we are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2022, has been ranked for five years running as one of the 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine, and is a growing Top 20 Fortune 500 Company. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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