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Medical Research and Education Programs Internship

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location
Town/City Washington
Salary Additional Information This unpaid volunteer internship is not available as employment. Free housing accommodations at our guest house near our office may be available if needed.
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 31/12/2014
Company Name Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Contact Name Stacey Glaeser
Fax 202-527-7410
Email careers@pcrm.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Medical Research and Education Programs Internship

Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods. Our staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel, our website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog.

The Physicians Committee is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world. Our efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health. And we are also building a new way of viewing research.

About this Internship Opportunity

The Physicians Committee’s Research Policy team works to improve research and medical training by replacing the use of animals. The team does so in a multi-faceted way, engaging federal lawmakers and regulators, educating medical professionals at institutions nationwide, and promoting our work through traditional and social media.

If you are a student or recent graduate who would like to have a real world impact on issues relating to the use of animals in medical research while increasing your knowledge of policies related to this field and gaining advocacy and campaign coordination skills, then consider applying for this unique opportunity to work with an organization at the forefront of this important ethical issue.  

The Medical Research and Education Programs Intern will be mentored by our talented team of research policy experts, including our research and education programs coordinator, associate director of research policy, and associate director of laboratory medicine. Interns may also have the opportunity to participate in campaign events, staff education sessions, journal article discussions, Capitol Hill briefings, 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.

The Medical Research and Education Programs Intern will assist with various campaigns, including our burgeoning program to modernize emergency medicine residency training and pediatric training and national efforts to shift federal research funding in the areas of alcohol abuse, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. Specific projects will include researching human-based alternatives to research and training methods, including visiting the National Library of Medicine (a short subway ride from the Physicians Committee office) to obtain articles, reviewing and creating detailed summaries of documents obtained through public records requests, and drafting correspondence to institutional officials and Physicians Committee members.

Qualifications:

If you are a team player with an educational or employment background in the natural sciences or a medicine-related field who is committed to promoting alternatives to the use of animals in research, training, and testing and has excellent research, problem-solving, and writing skills, we'd like to hear from you.

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. The Physicians Committee will assist interns in obtaining course credit if applicable. The ideal candidate will be able to intern at least 20 hours a week and commit at least two months to the internship. Start and end dates are flexible.

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

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

For more information about the Physicians Committee’s internship program, contact the Human Resources department at careers@pcrm.org.

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