Issues:

Health-

  • The HELP Committee jurisdiction encompasses most of the agencies, institutes, and programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Administration on Aging, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Education-

  • The evolving global economy and the need for a highly skilled workforce create new challenges for American workers. The HELP Committee is ensuring our country’s workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century through a lifetime of learning for our citizens.

Labor-

  • The HELP Committee jurisdiction encompasses most federal labor and employment laws, including those that regulate wages and hours of employment, enforce mining and workplace health and safety, combat employment-based discrimination, and regulate union / management relations.

Pensions-

  • PensionsThe HELP Committee has primary jurisdiction over private retirement plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation through the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and over railroad retirement.
     

Current Opportunities for The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Internship

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: October 25, 2018
Description: The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, seeks unpaid interns for the spring of 2016.  The positions offer undergraduate, graduate, and law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience in a Senate office while participating directly in the legislative process.  Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and organizing hearings.  Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors. 

HELP Committee:  The HELP Committee works on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, education, labor, workforce, and the economy.

Openings:  

  • Health Policy Intern: interest or experience in health-related matters including but not limited to: the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, Medicare/Medicaid, Health Information Technology, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Mental Health, the Affordable Care Act, health equity/disparities, and public health.
  • Education Policy Intern: interest or experience in education-related matters, including early childhood, k-12, and postsecondary education issues.
  • Labor and Workforce Policy Intern: interest or experience in workforce-related matters, including: labor rights, pension and retirement issues, worker health and safety, equal employment opportunity and civil rights, wage and hour protections, and family and medical leave.
  • Economic Policy: interest or experience in economics and statistical analysis, especially as it relates to HELP committee topics.
  • Communications Intern: journalism, communications, or public relations undergraduate student with interest and experience in politics and/or journalism. 
  • Oversight Law Clerk: clerkship open to current law students or recent law school graduates who are interested in health, education, and labor law and policies that strive to protect consumers, workers, and the public. Previous experience in government is not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the legislative process.     
  • Pensions Law Clerk: clerkship open to current law students with an interest in (i) labor and employment law, (ii) employee benefits law (ERISA), and (iii) workplace rights.  Previous experience in government is not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the legislative process.  

Contact Information

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)

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