Are you interested in changing the trajectory of health care reform for the better? Do you want to be an integral member of a growing team of passionate, mission-driven professionals dedicated to ensuring better health for all?

We are looking for dynamic, energetic individuals to help further the Lown Institute mission: eradicate overuse, underuse, and misuse and place healing at the center of the health care delivery system.

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Administrative Assistant, Operations and Programs


Are you a smart, organized, forward-thinking, and efficient people person with good writing skills? The Lown Institute seeks an Administrative Assistant for Programs with exceptional organizational, communication, writing, interpersonal and computer skills. Good time management and the ability to prioritize tasks is a must; knowledge of database use and the ability to prepare clear and concise reports with strong attention to detail is important. Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in a non-profit environment preferred. This is an entry-level position.

Facility with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Dropbox required; EveryAction and Photoshop, WordPress helpful

Ability to write clearly and persuasively, and proof read accurately

Ability to participate in and improve office protocols

Specific responsibilities include:


  • Assist with general administrative support of various Lown Institute programs (e.g. Young Innovators, Right Care Rounds)
  • Manage contacts and calls with individuals and organizations participating in Lown Institute and Right Care Alliance (RCA) activities
  • Assist in execution of fundraising appeals related to programs, such as Right Care Action Week and Annual Conference Scholarships
  • Take clear and succinct meeting minutes for monthly RCA council calls
  • Assist in grant writing and editing as needed
  • Assist in planning, scheduling and implementing Lown Institute and RCA events, including dinners, seminars, webinars, Board of Directors meetings and related activities. Work with volunteers of the Lown Institute and RCA in varying capacities
  • Assist in editing and production of Institute materials, using Photoshop; familiarity with graphic design and photo editing programs is helpful but not required

Office and Operations

  • Support, maintain, and potentially train new users on use of contact database
  • Provide administrative support to Board Committees and assist in developing, maintaining, and circulating committee and other meeting notices, agendas, and minutes
  • Participate in the research and implementation of standard operating procedures
  • Manage shipping of materials when requested
  • Ensure office upkeep through the ordering of general office supplies for Institute and replenish as needed
  • Other related responsibilities as assigned

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email a resume and cover letter to or mail to:

Lown Institute 21 Longwood Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446- 5239.

No phone calls or faxes please.

Minimum education required: 4-year degree

Benefits: Generous benefits package

Professional level: Entry level

Internship opportunities


Summer internships have a flexible start and end date, but typically run from June through August. This is an unpaid part-time or full-time internship opportunity.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to No phone calls or faxes please. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity.


Writing Intern

Potential Responsibilities

  • Assist staff with researching and writing short items on health care news in Right Care Weekly
  • Assist staff in research for white papers
  • Assist staff in researching for blogs to be distributed through digital network



  • Current undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate
  • Demonstrated experience writing about health care
  • Strong time-management skills, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to search PubMed and other databases a plus
  • Knowledge of journalism and/or marketing a plus
  • Familiarity with reference managers, like Endnote, a plus


Organizing Intern

Potential Responsibilities

  • Welcome and orient new members joining the Right Care Alliance over phone and email
  • Recruit participants for seasonal actions
  • Identify new members of the Right Care Alliance
  • Coordinate events with community partners 



  • Current undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge in community organizing or interest in learning
  • Interest in health care
  • Comfortable speaking with strangers
  • Strong time management skills, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Quick to learn in a fast-paced environment


Digital Communications Intern

Potential Responsibilities

  • Creation of graphical content for websites and social media
  • Maintain both the Lown Institute and Right Care Alliance websites
  • Assist the Communications Team in other projects as needed



  • Knowledge of digital communications
  • Experience in graphic design and/or video-editing, particularly knowledge of Photoshop
  • Knowledge of WordPress, HTML, and analytics reporting
  • Familiarity with content management databases, knowledge of SalsaLabs a plus
  • Strong time management skills, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Quick to learn in a fast-paced environment


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