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Meet C-TAC’s Summer Interns

C-TAC is proud to offer internship opportunities to those who would like to get involved in our efforts to effect positive change in advanced illness care. This summer, we are joined by Jina Park and Gina Kang, both students at The George Washington University. Learn more about them below.

Jina Park

Jina Park is a junior at the George Washington University studying English and pre-health. She is interested in pursuing a career in medical journalism, medical contributing and academia. This summer she is excited to join C-TAC as an intern and learn more about policy and advocacy for advanced illness care. Her main goal for this internship is to research how to improve the healthcare system and learn more about the behind-the-scenes of patient care.

Q: What initially interested you in C-TAC?

A: I was interested in seeing a different side of healthcare through a policy and advocacy lens. By working with the C-TAC team I knew I could learn more about writing, researching and communications.

Q: What has been the most interesting/exciting thing you’ve learned so far?

A: Recently C-TAC hosted a National Policy Forum at Capitol Hill about improving advanced care payment and delivery. I got to hear speeches from members of Congress which was exciting to hear.

Q: What surprises did you encounter during your internship?

A: Free coffee, snacks and an awesome rooftop view of D.C. I also had the opportunity to talk to healthcare providers about pursuing medicine which was interesting and compelling.

Q: What are you three things you want to learn in your time here?

A: Understand how healthcare policy is introduced and implemented in the government. I would also like to follow the pathway of a policy and see its effects on patients. Lastly, I’d like to learn how to work efficiently and cooperatively in a professional work space.

Q: What are you most looking forward to this summer working at C-TAC?

A: I am looking forward to preparing for future events such as the Summit this fall. Additionally, I am excited to plan more team events and work with other interns on Development projects.

Q: What is something everyone should know about you?

A: My quietness can be solved by coffee, scones and dogs.

Gina Kang

Gina Kang is a rising senior at The George Washington University. She is studying International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy. She is also pursuing a double major in Korean Studies. Gina is the current president of GW UNICEF that focuses on advocating, fundraising and volunteering on the behalf of children and women’s rights on a collegiate level. She is interested in pursuing a career in Korean and East Asian Security Policy.

Q: What initially interested you in C-TAC?

A: C-TAC was appealing to me because it provides a small workplace community on a topic that intersects passion and hard work. C-TAC’s mission is inspiring, and I was excited to gain exposure in an environment where everyone was working towards an important goal like propelling healthcare for advanced illness.

Q: If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?

A: If I could change one thing about the world, I would make DC food prices fit in a college student’s budget.

Q: What are you hoping to get out of your opportunity?

A: I am hoping to receive deeper insight on advanced healthcare advocacy plans and a broader understanding of advanced illness. I also hope to obtain practical workplace skillsets that I will be able to use to further advance my professional career.

Q: How does advanced care and the nonprofit world inspire you and how do you plan to advance it into the world?

A: Advanced care and the nonprofit world inspires me because it demonstrates that there is a community dedicated towards the improvement of important topics for the frequently marginalized. I plan on advancing it into the world by continually advocating and informing myself and my community on this topic.

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