Policy Intern

Offered By: 
Inspector General, TX Health and Human Services
Job Location: 
Austin
Job Description: 
The Policy Intern performs basic research and technical assistance relating to Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP, and other health and human services policy. Work includes research and analysis concerning federal, state, and medical policy related to fraud, waste and abuse in Medicaid, SNAP, and other health and human services programs. Position will work under considerable supervision with IG staff. Essential Job Functions: Performs research and produces reports for IG's Public Policy staff regarding Medicaid, CHIP, and other health and human services policy and managed care contracts. Researches state and federal law, rules, regulations, State Plan, and medical policy related to a broad range of health and human services topics, with emphasis on preventing, reducing, and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse. Prepares concise and complete written reports to present research and findings with recommendations. Performs other work as assigned. Preferred: Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, but upper-classmen will be considered. Experience in researching, developing, interpreting, monitoring, or communicating Medicaid, CHIP, or other Texas Health and Human Services policy, procedure, managed care contracts, or processes. Required: Experience in researching and analyzing complex program and policy issues. Strong interest in learning about health and human service programs. Current enrollment in a graduate level program. Experience in preparing written work-related documents.
Application Instructions: 
Send resume and a letter of interest to Patrick.fortner@hhsc.state.tx.us
Degree Status: 
Post-grad
Experience Required: 
Preferred
Contact Information: 
Patrick.fortner@hhsc.state.tx.us
Type of Internship: 
State Agency
Comments: 
The Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General is seeking candidates for an unpaid Policy Intern. This position is designed for 15-20 hours per week, and may be used, with the University’s approval, for academic credit. If required by the academic program, this position may work up to 40 hours a week and for multiple semesters. The Office of Inspector General strengthens the Health and Human Services Commission's capacity to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in publicly funded state-run Health and Human Services programs. The Office of Inspector General is located at 11501 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758
Posted By: 
Patrick Fortner, HHSC IG Office
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017