Science Communications Internship (Paid internship)


Paid

Yes

Wage

Internship salary is competitive, based on experience. Research!America also provides a transportation benefit.

Hours per week

40

Published:

05/11/2018

Application Deadline

05/25/2018

Address

241 18th St S
Arlington
VA
22202
United States

Description

Research!America is the nation's largest non-profit group working to make medical and health research a higher national priority. For more information, visit www.researchamerica.org.


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).  


Duties:

  • 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


Qualifications: 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, Ph.D. candidates or post-doctoral researchers with a science, health, communications, public policy or related degree or degree program. 

How To Apply

hr@researchamerica.org

E-mail résumé, cover letter (including academic status and availability), three writing samples, and three references with contact information by 5:00 pm eastern on Friday, May 25, 2018, to: hr@researchamerica.org. No calls, please.


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