Communications Internship, sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

We are not currently accepting applications for the Communications Internship.  Check back in a few weeks for updates.

Research!America’s Mission
The Research!America alliance advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. 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 communications internship in our Arlington, Virginia office. Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives. Internships are typically 3 month full-time appointments (start and end dates are flexible). 


  • 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 survey data
  • Participate in communications strategy and program planning meetings
  • Provide on-site support at Capitol Hill briefings, programs 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, PhD candidates or post-doctoral researchers with a science, health, communications, public policy or related degree or degree program are preferred. 

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
Abraham Lincoln