Pharmaceutical Science Policy Internship

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Washington, DC
Mar 20, 2017
Aug 11, 2017
Nonprofit, Science
Full Time

About the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization dedicated to saving and improving lives through good nutrition, advanced medical research, and public policy advocacy. Our vision is to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on disease prevention, plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel, our website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard's blog.

About this Internship Opportunity

The Physicians Committee's Research and Regulatory Affairs team finds and implements science and policy-based solutions to modernize regulatory testing while reducing and replacing the use of animals in tests conducted by pesticide, chemical, drug, and cosmetic companies.

The Pharmaceutical Science Policy Intern will work with our Senior Science Policy Specialist on researching and preparing educational materials (web and print) and researching and assisting with the preparation of reports for the public, federal agencies, or for peer-reviewed publication, as well as other science and policy-based projects.

Interns may also have the opportunity to participate in staff education sessions, journal article discussions, internal and external scientific and/or policy meetings, and other Physicians Committee events. All interns will receive a full-day orientation at the start of their internship and ongoing support from their staff mentor.

Students or recent graduates with a background in public health, law,

or the life sciences who would like to make a real world impact on human health and animal welfare while developing communication, research, policy, and analytical skills should consider applying for this unique opportunity to join a dynamic public health advocacy and research organization.


  • Enthusiasm for the Physicians Committee's mission to promote alternatives to the use of animals in research, training, and testing is essential
  • Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in the fields of life science, public health, or law
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • The ability to self-motivate

Terms:The Physicians Committee is located in the Metro-accessible Friendship Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C. This unpaid volunteer internship is not available as employment. Free housing accommodations at our guest house near our office may be available if needed. Interns may be reimbursed for taking public transit to the office. The Physicians Committee will assist interns in obtaining course credit if applicable. The ideal candidate will be able to intern at least 30 hours a week, commit at least two months to the internship, and start by June. Start and end dates are flexible.

The Physicians Committee welcomes applications from students or recent graduates from outside the U.S.

How to apply: Click here to complete our online internship application. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for the summer semester.

For more information about the Physicians Committee's internship program, contact the Human Resources department at

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