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Science Policy Internship (Paid Internship)

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 full-time internship starting January 2024, with telework opportunity possible. Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. Internships are typically three month appointments (start and end dates are flexible).  Internship will be directly supervised and mentored by the Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy, who will provide routine feedback. An online Microsoft 365 license will be provided.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes
The science policy interns will:

  • Track relevant policy issues, including budget and appropriations legislation.
  • Perform background research and write fact sheets, newsletter articles and text for Research!America’s website.
  • Complete and present a self-directed project on a science policy topic relevant to the mission of Research!America.
  • Attend briefings, meetings, and hearings on Capitol Hill, as well as events off Capitol Hill that are relevant to our organization’s mission.
  • Provide administrative and project management support as requested.

College seniors, graduate students or recent graduates with a science, health or related degree (or degree goal) who seek science policy experience in the areas of biomedical research, health services research and other health research disciplines, and related Research!America priorities. Ideal candidates have a strong academic background and excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the health and life sciences research sectors is preferred. Candidates must have experience with the Microsoft Office software.

$20/hour for up to 40 hours/ week. Commuter benefit available for interns working a hybrid schedule in our Arlington, VA office.