Apply for an Internship

Our core passion is healthcare policy and patient advocacy. Our internship shapes the next generation of advocacy leaders.

Spend a Summer in DC

Each year, we offer internships to qualifying students and provide them with leadership, guidance, housing, and a stipend. College students or recent graduates who are 18 years of age or older and a) have a bleeding disorder or b) are related to a person with a bleeding disorder are eligible to apply. 

Applications are closed for 2023.


  • Conduct research and analysis
  • Complete legislative, policy, and advocacy training
  • Attend Congressional hearings
  • Meet with Congressional delegates
  • Collaborate with HFA’s partner alliances and coalitions
  • Support HFA staff with communications and media outreach
  • Attend HFA events
  • Attend and assist with the Young Adult Advocacy Summit
  • Write bi-weekly news blogs
  • Complete a capstone project
  • Complete an evaluation of the internship program


  • Gain broad exposure to state and federal activities
  • Engage in national policy and advocacy efforts
  • Learn about and participate in the public policy process
  • Build a strong network of advocacy peers

Application Requirements

  • Available to travel to and live in Washington, D.C. for 10 weeks
  • Available to work 30 hours per week
  • Currently enrolled in (or just previously graduated from) college or university
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have a bleeding disorder or be related to a person with a bleeding disorder
  • Have a demonstrable interest in policy, government relations, and/or advocacy work, including but not limited to prior experience or pursuing a degree in political science or a related field of study
  • Excellent communication, writing, and research skills

Thank You 2023 Sponsors