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Loyola University Chicago - Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy; Chicago, IL
Health Justice Project Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney
The Health Justice Project is medical-legal partnership (“MLP”) housed in the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The partners in the MLP include Loyola’s School of Law, School of Medicine, and Department of Public Health, Erie Family Health Center, and LAF Chicago. Students enrolled in the clinic engage in direct client representation and policy advocacy.The fellow and faculty member work as colleagues, sharing responsibilities for designing and teaching classes; administering the clinic; supervising research assistants, Americorps VISTA volunteers, and students; and all other matters. The fellowship is designed to provide leadership development, experience collaborating on an interprofessional team, clinical teaching training, and career growth for public interest leaders.


Justice in Aging; Los Angeles, CA
Staff Attorney
Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with five to ten years of experience to join our Los Angeles office. The successful candidate will help expand on our work to improve access to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and State Supplementary Payment (SSP) as a way to decrease homelessness for seniors and people with disabilities in California. The new attorney will work with our existing health and economic security teams to develop and implement this project. The project will combine training, outreach, organizing, administrative and legislative advocacy, and strategic litigation to achieve tangible improvements in the lives of thousands of poor seniors in California. Today, the work to protect programs supporting low-income older adults is more important than ever. This project offers the opportunity to join in to defend and expand social safety net programs that are currently under threat.


Center for Reproductive Rights; New York, NY
State Advocacy Adviser
The Center seeks a State Advocacy Adviser will report directly to the Director of State Advocacy and will work closely with other members of the U.S. Policy & Advocacy Program and the Communications department. S/he will support the Center’s advocacy work by taking a leading role on state advocacy initiatives. S/he will manage communications about state policy and advocacy and serve as a liaison with other members of the organization to develop cross-departmental strategies.


Coalition for Compassionate Care of California; Sacramento, CA
Senior Program Director
This position requires at least a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related field; experience working in the healthcare field; working knowledge of end‐of‐life, palliative care, advance care planning, public health, or health policy; and at least five years of program management experience, including implementing grant-funded projects. A graduate degree, non-profit work experience, and experience developing grant proposals are highly desirable.


California Health Benefit Exchange; Sacramento, CA
Staff Counsel
Under direct supervision of the Assistant General Counsel, the Attorney will perform a variety of legal tasks in support of the planning, implementation and operation of the California Health Benefit Exchange also known as Covered California (Exchange/CC) with a primary focus on eligibility and enrollment into the Exchange/CC and appeals. Duties may include access to information systems containing protected enrollee information, including federal tax information, protected health information, and personally identifying information.


California Department of Managed Health Care; Sacramento, CA
Graduate Legal Assistant
The Graduate Legal Assistant will work closely under the supervision of the Assistant Chief Counsel and the functional supervision of the General Counsel to perform the duties at the direction of three program areas. The Office of Legal Services, the Office of Enforcement, and the Office of Plan Licensing. Duties will include analyzing legal problems, routine legal research on health care issues, preparing legal documents, briefs and reports and reviewing plan licensing filings, license applications, material modifications, and amendments that significantly impact the plan. The incumbent may assist in working on the law library project and assist in compiling records as needed for legislative measures.


National Health Law Program; Los Angeles, CA
Reproductive Health Staff Attorney
We are seeking a full time reproductive health staff attorney to directNHeLP’s reproductive health data collection and analysis project. The position preferably will be located in NHeLP’s Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate will understand public and private insurance; have familiarity with laws, regulations, and policies that impact reproductive health quality and access, and be comfortable with social science research data. The attorney will share NHeLP’s commitment to ensuring that all people have the rights, means, and access to make their own reproductive decisions with dignity. In addition, the attorney will demonstrate strong leadership skills, experience working in partnerships and alliances, and an understanding of reproductive justice issues as they impact women of color and other marginalized populations.

Internships

University of California Office of the President; Oakland, CA
Compliance Internship
Position assists the ethics and compliance staff in the Office of the President in the performance of various compliance processes and procedures to document and assess effectiveness of the systemwide University of California Ethics and Compliance Program.
To Apply: Send resume with cover letter indicating interest to Linda.Buffett@ucop.edu


American Health Lawyers Association; Washington, D.C.
Legal Externship
AHLA provides resources to address the issues facing its active members who practice in law firms, government, in-house settings and academia and who represent the entire spectrum of the health industry: physicians, hospitals and health systems, health maintenance organizations, health insurers, life sciences, managed care companies, nursing facilities, home care providers, and consumers.
AHLA is looking for an energetic, hardworking and disciplined 2L student for an externship at its offices in Washington DC.


University of California San Francisco; San Francisco, CA
Legal Internship Program
The Legal Intern (LI) will work under the supervision of ICD staff in the preparation, review, analysis, and negotiation of agreements with assistance from ICD officers (these may include Material Transfer or more advanced agreements depending on LI’s experience). The LI will also research legal questions, manage sensitive communications with sponsor representatives, and provide time sensitive quality customer service to principal investigators and their staff. The LI’s work assignments will provide the student with opportunities to develop basic contract drafting and negotiation skills, learn about issues pertinent to the university-industry collaborative research process, and become familiar with UCSF’s intellectual property policies.


National Health Law Program; Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, CA & Chapel Hill, NC
Emily Spitzer Internship Program
The paid Emily Spitzer Internship Program will enable NHeLP to give annual internships to outstanding law students in each of our three offices – Washington, Los Angeles, and Chapel Hill. This will further strengthen NHeLP, as well as lay the groundwork for future lawyers who share our commitment to upholding the rights of millions of people who struggle to access affordable, quality health care across the United States.

Fellowships

UCSF/UCH Consortium on Law, Science, & Health Policy; San Francisco, CA
Consortium Health Policy Fellowship- Spring 2017
Paid Temporary Position - Full time, hours flexibleRole
The Consortium is seeking a Health Policy Fellow for the spring semester (beginning Jan 2017). The Consortium Fellow will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and the UC Hastings Faculty Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, & Health Policy. The Fellow will be responsible for developing and managing a new health policy tracking blog for the Consortium, which includes researching and curating content, drafting some original content, and disseminating content through social media. The Fellow will also be responsible for providing legal research assistance on the Consortium’s policy projects related to aging and dementia care. Finally, the Fellow will provide assistance with Consortium events and conferences.Responsibilities
Research, curate, and manage content for the Consortium’s health policy blog;
Provide general legal research assistance on the Consortium’s policy projects related to aging and dementia care;
Assist with Consortium event planning, coordination, and implementation;
Assist with Consortium communications with students, faculty, alumni, and affiliates, including maintaining an online presence through the website and social media;
Participate in Consortium events;
Assist with the general day-to-day functions of the Consortium.Requirements
JD and demonstrated interest or experience in medicine, public health, health policy, or related fields.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent independent research skills.
Requires a high degree of initiative, passion, interpersonal skill and mature judgment.
Must be detail-oriented.
Must be energetic and articulate with excellent organizational skills and ability to contribute proactively in a small-team environment.
Experience with website management (WordPress or similar) and social media preferred.To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and brief writing sample (of any type) to Sarah Hooper


NYU School of Medicine; New York, NY
Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The Division of Medical Ethics seeks to recruit a post-doctoral fellow for a position that will begin after January 1, 2017. The starting date is negotiable.Core qualifications for the positions include: an excellent record of quality scholarship and teaching. Applicants must have a PhD, JD, or MD. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate a strong scholarly career track in medical ethics/bioethics, research ethics and/or regulatory policy. Familiarity with writing grant proposals is desirable


ChangeLab Solutions; Oakland, CA
Legal Fellow
ChangeLab Solutions seeks Legal Fellows for a one-year term, to support our dynamic team of planners, policy analysts, attorneys, and public health experts who develop innovative solutions to critical public health challenges. Legal Fellows will support our obesity prevention, tobacco control, and healthy and sustainable planning efforts, and will gain experience in a wide range of issues that impact the communities and institutions in which we live, work, play, and learn. Fellows will have opportunities to participate in staff professional development and will be assigned a mentor.


Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging; Salt Lake City, UT
Fellowship in Law & Aging Program
The Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging offers the opportunity to carry out a substantial project related to law and aging in partnership with a host agency. Up to three fellowships are available to law school graduates interested in, and perhaps already in the early stages of pursuing, an academic and/or professional career in law and aging.


Lawyers for America
LfA Fellowship
Placement sites seeking fellows from the current 2L class are:
Criminal sites: Contra Costa DA, Contra Costa PD, Solano County PD
Nonprofits: Center for Biological Diversity and Consumers Union
Other government: Berkeley City Attorney and Contra Costa Superior Court
Applications due in February; interested students can contact Marsha Cohen or Linh Spencer

 

Other job boards to check out:

Health Care Compliance Association

AHLA Career Center