Communications Internship

This is a paid, full-time position for 3 months, with a possible extension. Internship to begin in mid-January (start and end dates are flexible). Application deadline is Friday, December 15, 2017.

Research!America’s Mission

Research!America is committed to advancing human health by making biomedical and health research a higher national priority.  We advocate for a federal policy climate that helps empower our nation’s biomedical and health research sectors as they work to accelerate medical progress.  For more information about Research!America, click here

Job Summary

Research!America is offering a paid, temporary internship in our Arlington office. Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives. Internships are typically 3 month appointments.  


  • Assist with basic Website content updates
  • Assist with content for blog posts and social media accounts
  • Assist with preparations for speaking engagements
  • Write, proofread, fact-check and edit newsletter articles, press materials, and emails to Research!America members
  • Contribute to reports and analysis of media coverage
  • Contribute to analysis of poll data
  • Participate in communications strategy and program planning meetings
  • Provide on-site support at Capitol Hill briefings and other events
  • Other projects as assigned

Ideal candidates will have a strong academic background, excellent writing and editing skills, and an interest in medical and health research and related policy issues. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) is required; experience with Web content management systems, blog software and social media is strongly preferred.

Graduate students or recent graduates with a science, health, communications, journalism, public policy or related degree or degree program. 

Internship salary is competitive, based on experience. Research!America also provides a transportation benefit.  

To Apply:

E-mail résumé, cover letter (including academic status and availability), three writing samples, and three references with contact information by Friday, December 15, 2017 to sends e-mail). No calls, please.

America’s economic destiny lies in innovation, technology, science and research.
The Honorable John E. Porter