The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization working toward compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion. Since 1985, PCRM has led the way for reforms of federal nutrition policies, and our clinical research programs are breaking new ground in diabetes, cancer, and other serious medical conditions. We have fought for an emphasis on prevention, higher ethical standards in research, and scientific advances in basic research and effective drug development. Over the years, we have taken on battles to end ethically questionable experiments involving children and inhumane animal experiments and have worked to improve science education. We have worked with physicians, federal regulators, politicians, researchers, educators, students, and concerned citizens. And we have so much more work to do.
About this Internship Opportunity
PCRM’s Communications team uses traditional and social media to publicize PCRM’s varied campaigns, projects, reports, and books, including the recently released Power Foods for the Brain book, PCRM’s annual Airport Food Review, the Food for Life program, the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program, and the Come Clean campaign.
If you are a student or recent graduate who would like to have a real world impact on issues relating to preventive medicine, plant-based nutrition, and alternatives to the use of animals in medical research, testing, and training while gaining communications, social media, and media relations skills at a dynamic advocacy and research organization, then consider applying for this unique opportunity.
The Communications intern will be mentored by our talented team of communications specialists. Interns may also have the opportunity to participate in campaign events, staff education sessions, journal article discussions, Capitol Hill briefings, and other PCRM events. All interns will receive a full-day orientation at the start of their internship and ongoing support from their staff mentor.
The Communications Intern will work closely with our Social Media Manager on maintaining our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other sites, creating new pages and profiles on various social media platforms, creating shareable graphics, charts, and tables, assisting with video editing and posting, researching and drafting press materials, letters to the editor, and action alerts, assisting with administrative duties, and other communications related tasks.
If you are a team player with enthusiasm for PCRM’s mission to promote plant-based diets and alternatives to the use of animals in research, training, and testing, have an educational or employment background in communications, public relations, digital media, writing, or journalism and have experience using various social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked-in, Pinterest, we’d like to hear from you. Experience with graphic design, film editing and using basic editing software such as Windows Movie Maker or iMovie is a plus.
Terms: PCRM is located in the Metro-accessible Friendship Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C. This unpaid volunteer internship is not available as employment. Free housing accommodations at a guest house near the PCRM office may be available if needed. PCRM will assist interns in obtaining course credit if applicable. The ideal candidate will be able to intern at least 15 hours a week and commit at least three months to the internship. Start and end dates are flexible.
How to apply: Click here to complete our online internship application. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for spring semester.
For more information about PCRM’s internship program, contact the Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org.