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Civic Science Internship

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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.

Research!America developed and manages the Civic Engagement Microgrant Program, now in its sixth year, to provide training and hands-on experience for STEM graduate students, professional students (medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, etc.), and postdocs who want to create projects aimed at building dialogue with public officials, community leaders, and local community members around issues of common interest.  The Microgrant program helps early career STEM professionals to build policy and communication skills and explore career options.  Over 85 groups in nearly 30 states have participated in the Microgrant program. (Link to a report on the program’s impact).

Job Summary
Research!America is offering a paid, full-time, temporary Civic Science internship with telework opportunity possible. Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives; this position will specifically support the Civic Engagement Microgrant Program and related activities. The Civic Science internship is a 3-month appointment (with the opportunity to extend) at 40 hours/week.

The civic science intern will:

  • Assist with promotional and organizational aspects of the Civic Engagement Microgrant Program.
  • Develop marketing materials and email communications.
  • Provide outreach to academic leaders to publicize the program including those who work with students from underrepresented minority communities and in rural areas.
  • Serve as a liaison with grantees.
  • Assist with program planning including Research!America-led training sessions
  • Participate in regular team meetings and other strategy discussions.
  • Assist with blog posts, web, and social media related to the Microgrant Program.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Graduates, graduate students, or post-doctoral researchers with science, health, public policy, or related degree or degree program are preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, excellent organizational skills, program planning experience, and an interest in building connections between STEM professionals and their local communities. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) is required. Familiarity with Canva is desired but not essential.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.