Employment Opportunities

Policy Analyst

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Policy Analyst to join our policy team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

Help deliver on PolicyLab’s mission by supporting the development and execution of its cross-cutting policy agenda, and ensuring the center is a recognized resource to external stakeholders, particularly regional state leadership. This position will work collaboratively with the health policy director, policy team, and PolicyLab’s communications team to advance the center’s strategic aims and identified policy priorities.

The Policy Analyst will manage the development of content and implementation of agreed strategies to deliver on the center’s cross-cutting/longitudinal policy priorities, track the priorities of regional state leadership and support on being responsive to them, conduct policy analysis to support initiatives across the center, and provide rapid response capacity across PolicyLab’s areas of interest.

The Policy Analyst position is ideal for a policy professional with a background in state health policy and demonstrated experience writing for a policy audience, and provides the opportunity to further develop skills in policy analysis, strategy, and understanding of the research environment. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience related to Medicaid reform and innovation, health care delivery innovation, and state health policy. The position reports to the Health Policy Director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Health Policy Director to identify and deliver cross-cutting/longitudinal policy priorities - manage the necessary content development and convenings; support on implementation of stakeholder strategies, relationship-building, and outreach.
  • Work closely with Health Policy Director to identify regional state level priorities that relate to PolicyLab’s research interests and expertise, and work closely with team members and researchers to be responsive to opportunities.
  • Provide necessary analysis and writing capacity for special initiatives.
  • Provide technical writing capacity for PolicyLab to be responsive to rapid response opportunities.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

  • Five (5) years of health policy experience

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree

Preferred Experience

  • Seven (7) years of health policy experience
  • Three (3) years of writing experience
  • Three (3) years of experience in research related environment
  • Previous experience working on Medicaid/CHIP, payment and delivery reform, or state health policy

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of health policy.
  • Advanced proficiency with policy analysis.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Student Employment Opportunities

If you are a student with an interest in Adolescent Health & Well-being, Behavioral HealthHealth Care Coverage, Access & QualityHealth EquityIntergenerational Family Services, or Communications and would like to explore possibilities of participating in an internship or work study or volunteering within PolicyLab, we may have a research study or policy project just for you.  

PolicyLab provides opportunities for students at different levels of training—from undergraduate to doctoral—to participate in pediatric research and health policy projects. Year-long positions may be available.  

Spring/Summer Positions 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a temporary hold on our spring/summer internship program.

Fall/Winter Positions 

Our 2019 and 2020 Fall/Winter application period is closed


At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.