Launched in 2004, the Broad is a biomedical research center located in Cambridge, MA. The institute is dedicated to improving human health by using genomics to advance our understanding of the biology and treatment of human disease, and to helping lay the groundwork for a new generation of therapies.
This internship, based in the Office of Communications, is designed to provide the intern with a comprehensive, mentored experience that touches on many of the major activities of a communications department in an academic research institution.
The intern will gain experience in a variety of science writing and communications approaches. In particular, the intern will have opportunities to:
- Research, report, and write news stories, blog posts, and scientific content for the Broad Institute website, all geared toward a smart, curious lay audience.
- Develop new content for the Broad's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, and contribute to our #WhyIScience campaign.
- Collaborate with designers to develop infographics and other visual communications tools.
- Develop, draft, and edit scripts for videos for the Broad's video library and YouTube channel.
- Craft science news stories for our internal newsletter, read weekly by more than 4,000 members of the Broad community.
The intern will also have opportunities to attend seminars featuring Broad scientists presenting research in progress, and to work with Broad scientists to translate and communicate new scientific findings.
By the end of the internship, the intern should have a strong portfolio of clips as well as established contacts within the Broad's research community, which includes leading scientists from MIT, Harvard, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals.
This full time (40 hours/week) position will run 10 to 12 weeks, starting in May or June 2020 and ending in August, and will pay a salary of $18/hour. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently enrolled in or have within the last year graduated from a graduate-level program in science writing, science journalism, or science communications.
How to apply
We are no longer accepting applications for 2020. Please check back in early 2021.
- 2019: Abbey Bigler, Science Journalism Program, Boston University College of Communication (now an associate science writer at iQ Solutions)