Science Writing / Social Media Internship

Media-Related Internship

Company Description

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research is a non-profit dedicated to accelerating cures for cancer by integrating discoveries in biology with innovative technology. We fund a global portfolio of groundbreaking research carried out by individual investigators, multi-investigator teams, and inter-institutional collaborations. We maintain a nimble, high-impact approach to funding that encompasses grants for basic and translational cancer research, as well as venture philanthropy investment in companies that bridge the gap between bench and bedside.

Job Description

Deadline: Feb 28, 2019

Desired Start Date: Between May 15 and June 15, 2019

Duration: 12-16 weeks (May/June through September/October 2019)

Gain hands-on experience with the communication of cutting-edge cancer research to the broader scientific community and to the general public. The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research (MFCR) is seeking a summer intern to engage in all aspects of external MFCR communications, focusing particularly on our website and social media presence. Every day’s work will vary, but typical activities may include writing about our work for the MFCR website, drafting a communications schedule, and preparing posts for MFCR’s social media. Though all work will be performed under the mentorship of MFCR scientific and administrative staff members, the ability to work independently is expected. A background in the life or health sciences as well as strong communication skills are desired.

This internship includes a stipend, and is open to current undergraduate and master’s students, and recent graduates up to one year after graduation. The intern will work in the MFCR headquarters in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, and will be responsible for providing his/her own housing. The intern is expected to be present in the office full time during the internship period.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume with two references (name, title and contact information), and unofficial transcript(s) to by February 28, 2019. One or two published or unpublished science-themed writing samples must be included with the application (e.g., blog posts, social media posts, articles).

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