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Government Affairs Intern

Company: Novocure Inc
Location: Richmond
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:



Accelerate your career by interning at Novocure, a patient-forward company striving to extend survivial in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer. Root yourself in purpose and break new ground with Novocure's newly formed Government Affairs team.

This internship will offer a learning environment that incorporates real-world experience with an extensive overview of the medical device industry. The Government Affairs Intern will work closely with the Head of Government Affairs and Director, Federal Government Affairs to increase Novocure's profile and influence public policy on Capitol Hill, with the administration, and in state governments.

If you enjoy working with technology in a rewarding, fast-paced environment, this is the right internship for you! Everything you do goes into making a difference for our patient-forward mission.

This is a temporary, non-exempt, remote position reporting to the Director, U.S. Federal Government Affiars, but preferred to be based near Washington, DC for regular live check-ins and meetings.


  • Ensure that the patient remains at the center of focus
  • Understand existing Government Affairs processes and responsibilities
  • Assist the Head of Government Affairs to implement strategic projects
  • Coordinate and attend meetings with government officials
  • Prepare briefings for executive interaction with policymakers and and government leadership
  • Assist in the drafting of advocacy materials and position papers, and internal and external communications
  • Attend or watch virtually Congressional hearings and administration events
  • Monitor political and industry press
  • Maintain internal databases utilizing subscription software services
  • Design and implement new programming and initiatives promoting NovocurePAC


    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Pursuing degree in related field (politics, economics, public policy)
    • Rising Senior or pursing Masters Degree in Public Health/Policy/Adminstration preferred
    • Interest in Healthcare, Oncology or Medtech Industry
    • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or above
    • Must be able to commit to 40 hours a week
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office
    • Prior internships and experience a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to optimize time and efficiency while managing multiple priorities


      • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
      • Travel may be required
      • Participate in the Intern Program with other inters; bi-weekly Lunch & Learns, Coffee Chats and Final Presentation
      • Opportunity to travel to the Portsmouth NH office in July for a two day on site cultural emersion

        Novocure is taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to strive to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer by developing and commercializing our innovative therapy.

        As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for our current U.S. employees. As an Equal Opportunity Employer it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to any qualified individual, who, because of a medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief/practice, receives an exemption from the vaccination requirement, if such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship for the company.

        For more information regarding the Novocure's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status please ask the Talent Acquisition Team.


        Our vision

        Patient-forward: aspiring to make a difference in cancer.

        Our patient-forward mission

        Together with our patients, we strive to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer by developing and commercializing our innovative therapy.

        Our patient-forward values

        - innovation

        - focus

        - drive

        - courage

        - trust

        - empathy

Keywords: Novocure Inc, Richmond , Government Affairs Intern, Government & Protective Services , Richmond, Virginia

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