HFA is proud to welcome our 2022 Policy & Government Affairs Interns to Washington, DC for the summer!

Brian and David will spend the next 10 weeks working in our DC offices, learning about all we do here at HFA. Over the summer, we will share blogs from both interns as they share their experiences.

About Brian DuVal

  • Senior, University of Nebraska
  • Majoring in Finance, Minor in Political Science
  • From Minneapolis, Minnesota







About David Leon

  • Senior, California State University of San Bernardino
  • Majoring in Industrial Psychology
  • From Norwalk, California

Our summer interns work about 30-35 hours a week in our DC offices. They聽conduct research and analysis to help create educational resources on a variety of issues related to bleeding disorders. Other responsibilities may include attending relevant virtual events, providing support for webinars, assisting with Public Affairs programs, and drafting bi-weekly blog posts.

Interns develop a core passion for health care policy and self-advocacy and help shape the next generation of advocacy leaders. Upon completion of the program, interns achieve the following program objectives:

  • Gain broad exposure to state and federal activities.
  • Demonstrate experience by successfully engaging in collaborative policy and advocacy efforts.
  • Understand HFA鈥檚 full spectrum of programming and services and how it serves the national bleeding disorders community.
  • Increase awareness and knowledge of the public policy process to become a better bleeding disorder advocate.

Thank you to our sponsors – Biomarin, Genentech, Takeda, Pfizer, and Spark – who make this opportunity a reality for the young adults in our bleeding disorders community.

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