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.
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.
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.