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4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 404
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)
DescriptionThe Internship Program at Genetic Alliance has been in place since 1997. Interns make a significant contribution to Alliance projects, address critical policy issues, and explore opportunities for both career and personal development. All interns make meaningful contributions to Genetic Alliance projects and programs while providing an invaluable level of program and administrative support for the organization. We provide internship opportunities of varying duration, from semester- to year-long, in the areas of biomedical research, genetic counseling, bioethics, health policy, education, consumer advocacy, nonprofit management, electronic communication, and information systems. We attract individuals who are motivated, thoughtful, creative, and detail-oriented. Individuals in various stages of their academic and professional careers are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please visit our website at www.geneticalliance.org/internships.
ResponsibilitiesCollaborate with leaders of condition-specific advocacy organizations while utilizing cutting-edge technological solutions that leverage the capacity of the genetics community. HITP interns will participate in a multidisciplinary internship, building on an interest in genetics, bioinformatics, and education by working one-on-one with advocacy leaders as they navigate a
number of Genetic Alliance’s novel shared infrastructure platforms, including the Genetic Alliance BioBank, Disease InfoSearch, Resource Repository, and the Trust it or Trash it? Tool. HITP interns will craft training and educational models around data collection, gain valuable skills in data curation and analysis and survey instrument development, and refine interpersonal communication skills by interfacing with diverse partners. Interns will gain unique insight into the power of technology and data repositories to facilitate the translation of research into treatments, open access to information, and improve informed decision-making in health. Genetic Alliance gives preference to applicants who are currently pursuing or who have obtained a postbaccalaureate or graduate degree or can demonstrate previous experience in a related field, but all are encouraged to apply.
This internship is valuable for those interested in bioinformatics, information technology, clinical data management, genetic counseling, health education, outreach, and more. Experience with databases, survey design, data collection and/or data analysis preferred.
RequirementsIntern applications are considered on an ongoing basis. We offer single and multi-semester internships in addition to summer or yearlong opportunities. As our internship positions are competitive with limited slots for each internship type available, we utilize the following dates as deadlines for applications:
Fall 2010 Internships: Sunday, August 8, 2010
1. Download and fill out the Application Form [Word 97].
2. One (1)-page letter of interest or cover letter (strictly enforced) – Please share with us how working with Genetic Alliance will advance your professional and academic goals. In particular, describe what skills you offer and those you wish to gain during your internship. Please also be sure to indicate which of the above internship opportunities you are interested in (you may list more than one).
3. Resume or CV
4. Undergraduates: Two letters of recommendation from professors or previous employers. Graduate students and professional applicants: names and contact information for three professional or academic references.
5. A three-to-five-page writing sample (excluding citations) – Samples should not be scientific research papers. Samples may be excerpts of longer papers. If a sample exceeds the limit, only the first three pages will be considered. In your email providing the above materials, please tell us why you have chosen this writing sample to submit with your application. You may provide more than one writing sample if you feel it necessary to demonstrate a range of skills important to the internship of interest.
6. Any forms relevant to fulfilling requirements for your school or external program. This may include forms relevant for receiving funds or a grant to supplement the internship stipend or receiving academic credit.
Submitting Your Application Materials
We prefer applicants to email their application materials to Andria Cornell, Internship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.