Senior State Policy Analyst


Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF), part of the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Health Policy Institute, is seeking a detail-oriented self-starter to serve as a Senior Health Policy Analyst. This position will work with the team of researchers and staff at CCF to provide technical assistance (TA) to state partner organizations seeking to improve health care coverage for children and families. State partners, including but not limited to child health advocacy groups, look to CCF for technical policy expertise and strategic advice on complex federal and state policy issues.

Position Responsibilities

The Senior State Health Policy Analyst is a key member of the CCF TA team that works with state child health partners to provide policy resources, information, and expertise.

  • Overseeing and coordinating TA to state partners by organizing regular calls, providing follow-up resources, and helping to identify policy themes across states.
  • Responding to and triaging requests for technical assistance or policy clarification from state partners.
  • Providing support to CCF staff to meeting the policy and communications needs of state partners, including identifying common themes and needs across states.
  • Conduct and help to support policy analysis and research that informs publications, presentations, memos, or other documents relative to state policy work.
  • As able and appropriate, make presentations and contribute to CCF written products.


  • 3-5 years of experience in health or social policy.
  • Master’s Degree in public policy, public health, law, or related field.
  • Excellent project coordination experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a dynamic, team environment for a mission-oriented organization.
  • Strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
  • Flexibility, initiative, and a willingness to tackle new projects as they arise.
  • Knowledge of health policy, particularly public coverage programs, and state policy-making is advantageous.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

The position is located in Washington, DC. Salary is commensurate with experience. Georgetown University benefits apply. Interested applicants should apply with cover letter and resume at this link.

Graduate Research Intern (Summer 2018)

The Center for Children and Families (CCF) is seeking a candidate with strong skills in research and writing to serve as an intern full-time during the summer (start and end dates flexible).

The intern will:

  • Provide research support for projects, including written reports, presentations, and policy analysis;
  • Assist in monitoring state legislative and administrative activities in relation to child and family health coverage;
  • Assist in compiling and quality-checking state and federal data for web-based resources and tools;
  • Help to gather data on implementation of the ACA, such as the expansion of Medicaid;
  • Provide assistance on to-be-determined research topics related to Medicaid, CHIP, or the ACA; and
  • Provide support for administrative tasks, as needed.

In addition to research and writing skills, the candidate must be detail-oriented and possess proficiency using Microsoft Excel. Candidate should have at least a working knowledge and interest in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and state and/or federal health policy issues. Preferred candidates are graduate students in public policy, public health, or a related field.

CCF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy center whose mission is to promote the availability of comprehensive, affordable, quality health care coverage for families and children. We focus principally on issues relating to low-income children and families. CCF is part of the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy.

CCF is located in the Harris Building (3300 Whitehaven Street NW, Suite 5000), which is accessible to the main campus via the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS).

Pay: $16/hour

Please submit resume and cover letter to Please include “Graduate Intern Position” in the Subject Line.