Government Relations Internship Program
The AMA Government Relations Internship Program (GRIP) provides stipends to assist selected students who are completing summer health policy internships in the Washington, D.C., area.
In addition to receiving a stipend, GRIP participants benefit from attendance at weekly seminars conducted at the AMA Washington Office. These seminars are designed to increase the continuity of the internship experience, promote camaraderie among medical students working in health policy, and facilitate continuing education on important political issues.
Eligibility and Internship Requirements
Applicants must be medical student members of the AMA who have secured six- to eight-week long health policy internships in the Washington, D.C., area during the summer months (June-August). Students may either arrange their own internships or request to be placed in an internship arranged by the AMA.
For students arranging their own internships, eligible sites include:
- Washington offices of national specialty societies seated in the AMA House of Delegates
- Washington-based public health advocacy groups
- Washington-based non-clinical international health policy programs
Pre-arranged internships sites (one position per site) include:
- AMA's Washington, D.C., office
- American Society for Radiation Oncology
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
Please refer to the GRIP application for more information about these pre-arranged positions.
Application Process and Deadline
All applicants -- whether arranging their own internships or applying for pre-arranged positions -- must complete and submit the GRIP application. Note: applicants arranging their own internships must secure internships before applying for GRIP.
For fullest consideration, application materials must be received by February 15. Applications received after February 15 will be considered on a rolling basis if space remains. If you have any questions, please contact Terrence Cunningham, in the Department of Medical Student Services at (312) 464-4745.