High School Intern - NAM President's Office

Washington D.C.
May 29, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
Full Time
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) was established in 1970 (as the Institute of Medicine) and is an independent organization of eminent professionals from health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and other fields. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the National Academy of Medicine works to facilitate and catalyze progress on critical issues in health, health care, and biomedical science.


The NAM works together with the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.




Under immediate direction, performs a variety of basic tasks that focus on providing learning opportunities and exposure to a range of activities. Duties may range from special projects directed toward particular objectives or duties typical of the organization that supplement existing department operations.


The job provides an opportunity for high school students interested in preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering or medicine to work during the academic year with a mentor in a specified research area. Under close supervision, incumbent performs basic processes and procedures to accomplish routine tasks.




1. Performs routine clerical tasks such as word processing, copying, faxing, filing, answering and screening calls, and assisting with mailings.


2. Performs data entry, updating records, databases, and files.


3. Assists with preparations for meetings, including putting agenda books together and helping set up the room.


4. Copy edits documents.


5. Attends meetings, training classes, and workshops.




Ability to solve basic and repetitive intellectual problems using closely prescribed procedures. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies' departments through effective communication. Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.

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