Behavioral Health Policy Internship | Children's Law Center

Behavioral Health Policy Internship


Children’s Law Center (CLC) is looking for a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) student for the Spring 2021 semester. The student will work directly with the Policy Team at CLC on the development of a report outlining policy recommendations for strengthening the behavioral health system in the District of Columbia (DC) for children. This report is being developed by CLC, along with several advocacy groups in DC.  This opportunity will provide insight into a non-profit's work environment, along with knowledge and skills related to behavioral health systems and the policy development process.

The Behavioral Health Policy Internship is a remote and unpaid position.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  The deadline for application is Friday, January 15th, 2021.   

Responsibilities include: 

  • Research on behavioral health systems, policies, and best practices for children. 
  • Working with stakeholders (health professionals, policy makers, caregivers, and children) to understand and map the current behavioral health system in DC. 
  • Supporting a gap analysis of the current state of DC’s behavioral health system for children and the ideal state.  
  • Writing and reviewing sections of the report. 
Application Instructions: 

To apply, please submit the following materials in one PDF file: cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 professional references.  Applications may be submitted via mail, fax, or email to:  

Children’s Law Center 
Attn: Behavioral Health Policy Internship  
501 3rd Street NW 
8th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20001 

No telephone calls please.  Children’s Law Center’s hiring committee may elect not to review applications which fail to submit applications in the manner requested.