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Maternity Outreach and Communications 2024 Summer Intern 


U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News & World Report is seeking multiple talented summer Interns to work remotely or hybrid with the DC-based Health Analysis team to support the expansion of the high-profile “Best Hospitals for Maternity Care” program. Each intern will work closely with a Health Data Scientist, Hospital Relations Manager, and other members of the team. The successful candidate will join the team at a pivotal time to support Best Hospitals for Maternity Care, which relies on online survey submissions from hospital representatives and provides consumers with highly sought-after information to make informed decisions about where to safely and confidently deliver a baby. Each intern will gain experience in initiating communications and fostering relationships with hospital administrators and expanding hospital participation in an evaluation that will be published for the benefit of healthcare consumers.

Are you up to the challenge?

1. The primary responsibilities of the Intern will be to support hospital participation in the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care survey. Interns will conduct direct outreach to hospital representatives and follow-up to a substantial number of hospitals - ideally 100 or more a week - (primarily over phone and through email). The successful candidate will play a key role in maintaining hospital contacts, providing outreach to hospitals that provide maternity services, and expanding participation in the survey.  

2. They will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of project managers, product managers, and data analysts. They will also have opportunities to interface with U.S. News web developers and journalists, and external stakeholders such as administrators and media relations professionals at hospitals across the country.

3. They will have opportunities to hone their communications skills and develop knowledge of how a journalistic organization collects and uses healthcare data. 

4. They may participate in other projects for the health team as requested, including supporting the preparation of our annual Best Hospitals Guidebook.

Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Eligible candidates must be one of the following:
  • Part-time or full-time students who have completed 48+ credit hours (rising juniors/seniors and graduate students) and are enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university
  • Part-time or full-time students enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, professionalism and maturity in the workplace
  • Effective communicator in both written and spoken English
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in use of MSOffice Suite, Google Sheets/Docs, and Slack
  • 3.0 GPA or above preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

1.  Ideal candidates are working toward an undergraduate degree in communications, public health, marketing, journalism, or related field

2. Candidates should be responsible, responsive, and ready to hit the ground running in an external-facing role that involves substantial phone and email communication with healthcare professionals at diverse hospitals across the country. They must be willing to conduct web-based fact-checking and participate in other projects that support the health team as needed.

3. Ideal candidates are high performers who are detail-oriented and excited about working in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment. They should be motivated to work independently and feel comfortable reaching out to teammates and their supervisor with questions or ideas to improve or support the project. 


Summer Intern Program Description:

  • 10 weeks; starting on Monday, June 3 through Friday, August 9, 2024


  • We expect interns to work 37.5 hours/week, Monday- Friday


  • Compensation $17.10 hr. 


  • Preference for New York or Washington, DC based applicants to work a hybrid schedule in those office locations.


What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!

We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth

  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers


Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Number of Openings 2  
About the Organization U.S. News & World Report is a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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