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Science writing and communications internship

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.

These paid winter and summer internships, based in the Office of Communications, are designed to provide interns with a comprehensive, mentored experience that touches on many of the major activities of a communications department in an academic research institute.

Interns gain experience in a variety of science writing and communications approaches. In particular, interns have opportunities to:

Interns 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, interns 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.

The winter internship is part-time (20 hours/week) and runs 12 weeks, starting in January and ending in April. The summer internship is full-time (40 hours/week) and also runs 12 weeks, starting in May or June and ending in August.

Interns work remotely, must be based in the US, and must be willing to work East Coast business hours.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Excellent writing and communications skills for a nontechnical audience
  • A passion for communicating science to the public
  • An ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at once
  • An enthusiasm for learning 

Background in science, journalism, and/or multimedia production is a plus. 

The Broad Institute will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

 

How to apply

We are not currently accepting internship applications.

 

Past interns

  • Summer 2019: Abbey Bigler, Science Journalism Program, Boston University College of Communication (now at IQ Solutions)
  • Winter 2021: Calley Jones, postdoctoral fellow, Mayo Clinic

Contact

Corie Lok
Managing Editor
Office of Communications
clok@broadinstitute.org

Tom Ulrich
Associate Director, Science Communications
Office of Communications
tulrich@broadinstitute.org