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Science Policy Interns, Research!America – Virginia

Organization: Research!America

Position Title: Science Policy Interns

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Dates and compensation: Internships are typically 3 month appointments and are paid.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2015

Description: Research!America is offering a paid, temporary internship in our Alexandria office. Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. Internships are typically 3 month appointments.


  • 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

Qualifications: 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.

How to Apply: Please submit all materials by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015.

E-mail résumé and cover letter, including academic status and specific area(s) of interest and expertise, reason(s) for wanting to be a Research!America intern; availability; a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write about science and/or policy for the public (two pages or less); and contact information for three references to: Caitlin Leach, Director of Policy and Advocacy; [email protected]; 571-482-2726

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