Internship Opportunity: Medical Outreach and Science Communications

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#MEAction is a global, grassroots network for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis based in Los Angeles. We’re seeking a summer intern passionate about medical education and science communications to support our efforts to bring new clinicians and researchers into this growing field.
This internship is ideal for an undergraduate with an interest in science or medicine, as well as a passion for social justice, medical disparities, and translating complex medical and scientific topics to the public.
 
Activities may include:

  • Writing articles and reports summarizing medical research for a general audience
  • Working with our medical association partners to support the development of medical school and continuing medical education curricula
  • Supporting outreach to medical schools and associations
  • Contributing to our wiki of scientific research on ME and related conditions (e.g., Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia, Mast Cell Activation Disorder)
  • Developing a global database of clinicians, research organizations, and patient support groups

Qualifications:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Demonstrated work ethic
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Pre-med or biology major preferred
  • Demonstrated personal, academic or professional interest in the above conditions, neurology, immunology or infectious disease a plus!

Start and end dates are flexible. Part or full-time possible.
This is a paid internship based in Los Angeles with an hourly rate of $11/hr.
To apply, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJvXBwr0OI4MH6uDOn3ZOwDHTeiKNqucdYeyK57bm3sV76ig/viewform

About #MEAction

We are an international support, advocacy and education network for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis based in Los Angeles, co-founded by Jennifer Brea and Beth Mazur.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS

Jennifer has an AB from Princeton University and was a PhD candidate at Harvard in political science and statistics until a sudden illness left her bedridden. In addition to her work wit #MEAction, she directed the Sundance award-winning documentary, Unrest.

Beth earned her Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. She is interested in how to best use technology to empower ME patients and achieve health equality. She worked as a developer and technical product manager for various for-profit and non-profit technology companies including the Grameen Foundation and Jaspersoft.

LEARN MORE:
Visit: http://meaction.net
Watch Jen’s TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jen_brea_what_happens_when_you_have_a_disease_doctors_can_t_diagnose
Watch Jen’s Sundance award-winning film, Unrest: http://unrest.film

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