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OHIT General Internship Program 

 

Past and Current General Interns (pdf)

Description of Intern Duties

  • Assist in research, collection, and analyzing data that supports the goals of health information exchange and insurance marketplace.
  • Develop an understanding of best practices and lessons learned, barriers and challenges utilizing existing research tools and resources. Share best practices and lessons learned in areas of care coordination, eligibility and enrollment features, business and policy requirements, and other areas as they arise.
  • Utilize research methods to analyze emerging policy issues, rules, and legislation related to health information exchange, insurance marketplace, Meaningful Use, care coordination and Accountable Care Organizations.
  • Summarize and report findings in clear, succinct format. Assist with coordinating continuing education topics, prepare federal announcements and regulations, and answering policy questions to stakeholders.
  • Develop materials for meeting preparation, including preparing agenda, taking minute reports, organizing and creating meetings, and documenting and monitoring issues for follow-up and completion.
  • Policy research, memo writing, creation of documents such as fact sheets, Q&As, and FAQs.
  • Develop and support program management office with current and special projects as assigned.

Desired characteristics

  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Positive personality and the ability to work both independently and with team members.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organization skills.
  • Takes initiative to understand the concepts of health information exchange.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Comprehensive level of study of Law, IT, Economics, Health Care, Public Policy, or equivalent.

Applicants interested in a general internship can submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to peggy.johnson@illinois.gov. In the subject line please indicate the term you want to apply for (e.g. Fall 2011) and the department you are interested in.