Community Engagement Intern



Hours per week

10-20 Hrs/ Wk




New York
New York
United States


The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

The Community Engagement intern will be involved with our Parkinson’s Advocates in Research (PAIR) program. This program trains people with PD to partner with scientists on research and to ensure that the perspective of people with PD is integrated into the foundation’s programs. The PAIR program has over 300 Research Advocates in 42 states.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Research background materials for patient engagement in research projects;
  • Assist with project management on initiatives to engage people with PD and care partners in the research process with pharmaceutical companies, government organizations and academic centers;
  • Conduct evaluation and assessment of PAIR in collaboration with the Director, Community Engagement; and
  •  Provide administrative support.


Graduate students and senior year undergraduate students will be considered. Applicants should posses:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • The ability to learn new technologies;
  • The ability to function as a team player and meet deadlines;
  • A proven interest in nonprofit work; and
  • Preferably an academic focus on public health or a related field. 

How To Apply

Interested parties may send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to, with the subject line “Community Engagement (PAIR) Intern.” Applicants must be able to commit to the position for a period of six months. In their cover letters, applicants should indicate their availability for interning from July to December 2018.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.