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Science Communications Internship, Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

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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.

Job Summary
Research!America is offering a paid, temporary Science Communications internship with an ideal start date of May 13. Telework opportunity is possible. Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives. Internships are typically three-month appointments (start and end dates are flexible).

Job Description

  • Assist with basic website content updates.
  • Assist with content and graphics for blog posts and social media accounts.
  • Assist with presentations and 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.
  • Participate in communications strategy and program planning meetings.
  • Provide support for briefings, programs, and other events.
  • Complete and present a self-directed project and a final report on a science communications topic relevant to the mission of Research!America.
  • Provide administrative and project management support as requested.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed.

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 (WordPress), blog software, graphic design (Canva), and social media is strongly preferred.

Graduate students, PhD candidates, or post-doctoral researchers with science, health, communications, public policy, or related degree or degree program are preferred.

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.