DCHA Careers

Quality Initiatives Intern



The District of Columbia Hospital Association has, for 40 years, worked to advance the missions of the hospitals and health systems of the District of Columbia by promoting policies and initiatives that strengthen the system of care, preserve access and promote better health outcomes for the patients and communities they serve.

The Quality Initiatives Intern is responsible for providing administrative, research, and coordinative support to the Patient Safety & Quality Operations department and assists with meetings, events, publications, and special projects.


General Office Responsibilities

  • Provide research and clerical support services to Patient Safety & Quality Operations Department staff.
  • Assist Patient Safety & Quality Operations Department staff in coordinating committee meetings, completing meeting minutes, preparing meeting notices and announcements, and supporting follow-up tasks.
  • Assist in the preparation and production of documents and materials to be distributed to association membership.

    Data Duties

    • Leverage Microsoft Excel and other technical tools to analyze and present grant and collaborative reports.
    • Conduct data validation, cleaning, quality checks, and review data trends for grant and collaborative reports.
    • Attend hospital team meetings to build expertise in content for grant and collaborative reports.
    • Support data automation activities to improve program tracking and monthly reporting.

    Special Projects and Events

    • Assist with event planning, confirmation, and registration for association events, seminars, workshops, and trainings.
    • Identify content and subject matter experts to feature at events.
    • Assist in developing, editing, and/or distributing association publications including quality newsletter, quality stories, peer recovery coach workforce development platform, DCHA newsletter content, and special documents.
    • Assist in providing basic technical and audiovisual equipment support.

    Research Duties

    • Assist in the identification and monitoring of best practices for quality improvement initiatives.
    • Attend local stakeholder meetings across the District to facilitate appropriate follow-ups for key initiatives related to grants and other quality-related projects.
    • Assist with coordination of grants, workgroups, and other collaborations.


    Undergraduate degree in health systems management, public health, data science, or a related field. Masters level student preferred. Strong data, interpersonal and written communications skills. Ability to work well with staff, members, and the public with courtesy and respect.


    The rate of pay for this position is $15.20 per hour. This position is a non-permanent, non-benefit eligible position ranging between 20 – 35 hours per week contingent on current needs of the organization. Placement in the position will be no longer than 10 months. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required.

    Please apply below by sending cover letter and resume.

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