Government Relations Internship


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Position Details

Government Relations Internship
Twin Cities Metro
Bloomington, MN

Looking for an opportunity to learn about health care policy, the legislative process, and government relations? The HealthPartners Government Relations team is seeking an intern to join our team during the 2021 Minnesota state legislative session. The main responsibility for this highly motivated candidate will be helping our team monitor legislation affecting the organization, which we expect will be entirely done online. They will also participate in regular team meetings to set day to day legislative strategy and will monitor Minnesota State Capitol legislative hearings. This is an outstanding opportunity to gain experience in health care policy and the legislative process. This position will start in early January 2021and end in May 2021, lasting approximately 20 weeks.


  • Track state legislation and track internal analysis affecting HealthPartners 
  • Participate in team meetings and legislative strategy sessions 
  • Monitor online state legislative hearings and report on committee activity 
  • Other duties may be included

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a political science, health policy or related field 
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Must be flexible and able to complete work online 
  • If the legislative session resumes in person meetings, willing to travel to Bloomington, Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, and sometimes other locations if needed (though we expect that almost all this work will be done online)
  •  Self-motivator, able to work independently 
  • Must have reliable transportation if we return to working in-person

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in government relations, health care and public policy 
  • Previous experience working with the legislative process and/or political campaigns

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