Thursday, February 21, 2008

Science Writing Internship at NIH

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, is looking for a student interested in biology and science writing to join their team of writers for the summer.

The intern will cover cutting-edge science in cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics, and computational biology. Writing projects include:
  • Producing Biomedical Beat, a monthly e-newsletter recapping recent science findings
  • Writing articles and developing electronic features for our Web publication Computing Life
  • Interviewing scientists for podcasts, video features, and online chats
  • Profiling scientists, including for our magazine Findings
  • Working with NIGMS staff to write news releases, fact sheets, and online material
Their office is located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, just a few miles outside of Washington, DC. Depending on education, experience, and work schedule, they will pay a monthly stipend of up to $2,500 for about 3 months. Start date is negotiable.

For questions, contact NIGMS writer Emily Carlson at 301-594-1515 or

If you’d like to apply, send your resume, three writing samples, and a letter describing your interest in and goals for this internship to Emily:

Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIGMS
45 Center Dr., Rm 3AN.32 MSC 6200 ∙ Bethesda, MD 20892-6200

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am interested in applying for this internship, but I couldn't find any evidence of it on their Web site. Is it an announced internship? I had a few questions and wanted to call for more information, but I wanted to find out more online first. Please let me know if you know where I can find this online or where you heard of it.