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Science Communications Internship, Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

We are currently accepting applications for the Science Communications Internship. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 9, 2023.

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 June 26. 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 for blog posts, web and social media accounts.
  • Assist with preparations for speaking engagements.
  • Write, proofread, fact-check, and edit articles, press materials, and emails to Research!America members.
  • Contribute to reports and analysis of media coverage.
  • Contribute to the 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 (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.

$18/hour for up to 40 hours/ week. Commuter benefit available for interns working a hybrid schedule in our Arlington, VA office.

To Apply
Research!America is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. Please submit all materials no later than Friday, June 9, 2023. No calls, please.

E-mail resume (not CV), cover letter (including academic status and availability), three writing samples, and three references with contact information to hr@researchamerica.org. We are unable to personally respond to each applicant, but will be in touch with applicants who are selected for further review. No calls, please.