The Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences internships program seeks to provide an real-world experience in science communication, science journalism, and science policy.
Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university may apply. Areas of study may include communications, journalism, public policy, or any life science discipline. Students with demonstrated interest or expertise in science communication or public engagement in science are preferred.
This is a for-credit program. Students must be able to receive academic credit for the internship.
Interns will work directly with the project director for the Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences Initiative and associated National Academies staff on a variety of communication, research, administrative, and development activities. Interns will be encouraged to independently seek related activities outside the National Academies and report on relevance or connections to the Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences initiative. These activities can include congressional hearings, seminars at other think tanks, shadowing federal officials or others involved in science communications to observe their activities, among others possibilities. Given the intern’s talent and interest there may be opportunities to work on other communication science or science policy activities at the National Academies.
American University, School of Communication, Dean’s Internship program. To learn more about how to apply this internship program, please visit the American University, School of Communication, Dean’s Internship website.
We welcome all college and university partners for the internship program. If you are interested in developing a partnership with us, please contact us.