Public Policy and Economics Internship

  • VGM Government Relations
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Internship
Apply Now
VGM Government Relations Logo

Job Description

VGM Government Relations is here to help VGM Members navigate the complexities of the legislative process and regulatory rules. Our team travels to Washington D.C. and many other areas of the country meeting with members of Congress advocating for the betterment of the home medical equipment (HME) industry. Our team analyzes HME business and produces graphs to paint a picture of the HME Industry in order to gain the support of legislators. We also interpret regulations from various government entities in order to educate our members.


The Public Policy and Economics Intern will assist in The VGM Group’s legislative and regulatory initiatives in the healthcare industry with research, special event planning and preparation, communication and administrative duties. Frequent interaction with government officials and VGM members will occur. The right candidate must be detail oriented, demonstrate good communication skills, and work well in a team and individual environment. This position is a paid internship with potential for full-time employment.


The work is fast-paced and deadline focused. You will be challenged to work as part of a team and autonomously on projects such as:

  • Compiling and documenting historical and current legislative/regulatory statutes, rules and laws relating to the healthcare industry y
  • Debriefing and communicating legislative actions

As an intern with VGM one will be afforded the opportunity to work and experience VGM’s unique business environment and dynamic culture. The intern must be able to handle multiple concurrent projects and be very detail oriented.

                      Hours:  Internship, 20-25 hours/week potentially more in the summer                                  months

                     Timeframe:                Spring and potentially summer with potential for                                  extension or a full-time career

                      Working Location:    Waterloo, Iowa

                      Compensation:         Paid Internship; the selected candidate will be well                             compensated and will have growth opportunities within VGM, up to                                      opportunities for full-time employment.


These are the responsibilities expected of an applicant interested in this position.

  • Intense data driven research; Monitor and Research any new legislative/regulatory alerts at the state and federal level.
  • Answer member and internal policy/regulatory questions, via telephone or in person.
  • Produce content for legislative updates and industry articles.
  • Read through regulatory guidance for updates on competitive bidding program.
  • Posting/monitoring social media for opportunities
  • Create graphics, reports, spreadsheets of data relevant to the HME Industry
  • Provide ghost writing for VGM newsletters and legislative updates provided to members.
  • Help prepare formal presentations, participate in formal presentations.
  • Help manage and encourage growth of the VGM Political Action Committee.
  • Be willing to take on projects and act as project manager.
  • Perform other routine administrative tasks as needed.


Applicants are expected to meet these qualifications to be considered for this position.

Preferably candidates should be well versed in public policy and/or economics and preferably an educational background in either focus field.

  • Solid working knowledge of Excel and relevant software such as MS-office: Word, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Sound interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills and dedication to research
  • Client focused approach to work
  • Possess the ability to be independent in much of their function and to reach out when help is needed
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple, potentially conflicting deadlines with attention to detail and within agreed timelines
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
  • Shows commitment to and performs consistently high quality work

Find out more about VGM Government Relations at

Apply Now

Back to Top