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Aptive Federal Management Consulting Summer Internship Program (Health Care) in Alexandria, Virginia

Description: Aptive is a federal consulting firm with decades of combined experience in organizational transformation, performance improvement, change management, program evaluation, strategic communications, marketing, and information technology. Our work inspires people, informs improvements, and promotes demonstrable impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in the health care community and nation.

Aptive is seeking high-performing graduate students for the Federal Management Consulting Summer Internship Program (Health Care). The ideal candidate is a self-starter with proven critical thinking, communication, client relationship, and writing skills, eager to learn about federal consulting and federal agencies. In this role, you will experience, firsthand, how to support health care system transformation and innovation, program implementation and evaluation, and business process redesign enabling services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA). You will support writing for high-level clients, research, data analysis, knowledge management, and other functions in this role.

The day-to-day work will include developing presentations, performing research and analysis, responding to client requests, providing client meeting support, and more. Excellent communication and time management skills, proficiency with MS Office Suite, and the flexibility to work both independently and within a team environment will be critical to this role's success.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • To qualify for the Federal Management Consulting Summer Internship Program (Health Care), the candidate must be currently enrolled and pursuing a graduate degree in Business Administration, Health Care Management, Health Care Administration, Public Health, or related fields at an accredited college or university while participating in the internship.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong organization, prioritization, teamwork, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

  • Capability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and assignments.

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary and geographically dispersed team.

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment; ability to quickly comprehend complex issues.

  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and great attention to detail.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills; demonstrated capability to communicate thoughts, ideas, and solutions logically in any situation.

Potential Post-Internship Benefits: Aptive's Federal Management Consultant Summer Interns (Health Care) will gain meaningful, real‐world experience in federal health care management consulting and can expect to develop both hard and soft skills by engaging in and/or assisting with many of the following activities:

  • Supporting quantitative and qualitative research to measure, govern, and evaluate performance.

  • Assisting with the development of insightful recommendations to federal agencies and Congress.

  • Utilizing critical and analytical thinking skills to inform client projects and program requirements.

  • Ensuring clear communication, organization, and coordination between multiple stakeholders.

  • Facilitating resolution sessions to validate client leadership decisions and drive growth and progress.

  • Creating business case decision models or execute business process redesign process mapping to optimize clients' operational productivity and outcomes.

  • Providing administrative support, event planning, and other ad-hoc tasks as needed.

  • Assisting with Congressional reports, presentations, and white papers.

  • Utilizing Tableau, Microsoft PowerBi, and Microsoft Power Apps to learn how to analyze complex data.

    Other Information:

  • Some work may be virtual, but it is preferred that candidates can work in the DC Metro area.

  • Anticipated time commitment is at least 20 hours per week.

  • Interns will be compensated commensurate with experience.


Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services and business transformation. Our employees receive competitive compensation, along with company-paid health care and short-term disability plans. We also offer a 401K plan with company match, paid time off, flexible savings accounts, commuter benefits and company-sponsored professional education opportunities.

Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.


Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.