Science Policy Intern (Paid Internship)
Research!America is committed to advancing human health by making biomedical and health research a higher national priority. 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. For more information about Research!America, visit www.researchamerica.org.
Research!America is offering a paid, temporary internship in our Arlington office to begin immediately (start and end dates are flexible). Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. Internships are typically 3 month appointments.
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, political science, public policy 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.