Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) occasionally provides internship opportunities for students and/or volunteers to have a front row seat to see how the FNIH brings to life its dynamic work to advance breakthrough biomedical discoveries and improve the quality of people's lives, all in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). See below for our current available internship opportunities.

Communications Intern - Spring 2019

The FNIH is looking for a dynamic and energetic Communications Intern for the Spring of 2019 (March - June). This intern will The intern will have an opportunity to learn how to generate awareness and educate audiences about the FNIH's extensive roster of biomedical research and training initiatives by providing hands-on administrative and program support to the Communications Team.

Objectives and Responsibilities:

  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify storytelling opportunities for the FNIH and its programs; work with communications department to secure and tell those stories
  • Draft and proofread external and internal communication materials, which may include FNIH news announcements, e-blasts/e-newsletter stories, webpages and stakeholder toolkits
  • Audit FNIH "About Us" webpages and provide recommendations on areas to update and make edits
  • Analyze and provide recommendations on FNIH e-marketing and social media audiences and potential lists for segmentation
  • Research, recommend and secure new photographs/graphics for use on FNIH communication channels
  • Assist with the development of social media posts, graphics and videos
  • Conduct audits and research on key topic areas to inform communication strategies, such as best practices for website redesign
  • Participate in regular meetings with communications and other internal departments as needed

The intern will spend approximately 16 hours a week on these initiatives, depending on availability and his/her schedule. He/she will receive a $10/day trivel stipend.  

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of social media best practices and tools
  • Knowledge of graphic design and tools is a plus, but not required

Note: The internship does not provide class credit but would be a useful learning experience for anyone interested in non-profit management or fundraising in the future.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Abbey Meltzer, Vice President of Communications, at ameltzer@fnih.org. Please have contact information listed on all application materials. No phone calls please!

 

Development Intern - Spring/Summer 2019 semester

Objectives and Responsibilities:

This intern will be engaged with and provide support to numerous fundraising projects. As a volunteer, the successful candidate will:

  • Shadow and provide support to front-line fundraisers working primarily with corporate, foundation, and other institutional donors (Development Officers) and internal project teams
  • Research potential corporate, foundation, and other donors
  • Assist with fundraising appeals and proposal development
  • Learn to use the Raiser’s Edge cloud-based fundraising and relationship management system to track fundraising activities/progress, and update donor and program information 
  • Maintain donor and program files

10 to 15 hours a week (more if desired), depending on availability and schedule. Interns will receive a $10/day travel stipend.

Qualifications:

  • Current full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate students or recent graduates are welcome to apply. 
  • Interns must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment.

Note: The internship does not provide class credit but would be a useful learning experience for anyone interested in non-profit management or fundraising in the future.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Kelly Umana, Development Assistant, at kumana@fnih.org. Please list your contact information on all application materials. No phone calls please!

About the FNIH

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) creates and manages alliances with public and private institutions in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health, the world’s premier medical research agency. The Foundation works with its partners to accelerate biomedical research and strategies against diseases and health concerns in the United States and across the globe. The FNIH organizes and administers research projects; supports education and training of new researchers; organizes educational events and symposia; and administers a series of funds supporting a wide range of health issues. Established by Congress in 1990, the FNIH is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For additional information about the FNIH, please visit www.fnih.org.

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