Health Access Project Intern

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Job location
331 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Street address: 
331 East 70th Street
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
10021
Job type: 
Fellowship/Internship
Position Description: 

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 123-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services--social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness--which significantly improve the lives of thousands of people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. Our clients include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, disabled persons and more. For more information, please visit our website at www.lenoxhill.org or our Facebook page.

Reporting to our Legal Advocate, the intern will have a unique opportunity to participate in a Medicare Pro Bono Project to improve healthcare access to low income seniors. The intern will learn about Medicare and gain a unique experience in alleviating healthcare disparities through working closely with our health care team on enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. The Intern will conduct client intake interviews, schedule appointments, draft letters, follow-up with clients and help screen clients for eligibility for health insurance assistance programs.

Requirements: 

We are looking for an undergraduate student who can intern with us for a minimum of 10 hours per week during the Fall semester. Applicants should have a commitment to public service as well as excellent communication skills. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Helen Ruan via email to [email protected]. Please write “Fall 2017 Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017