PCRM Nutrition Internship

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 nutrition education department executes numerous on-site, off-site, and online programs to educate health care professionals and the public about nutrition as preventive medicine and the health benefits of plant-based diets.

If you are a student or recent graduate with a background in nutrition or public health who would like to have a real world impact on issues relating to preventive medicine while your building your expertise in plant-based nutrition and developing your communication, research and analytical skills, then consider applying for this unique opportunity to join a dynamic nutrition advocacy and research organization.

The Nutrition Intern will be closely mentored by PCRM’s staff dietitians and clinical research team. Activities may include literature reviews, data analysis, development of educational materials, outreach to the public, or other tasks depending upon program or licensing requirements. 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.


  • Applicants should be pursuing a field of study related to nutrition or public health. PCRM can assist interns in obtaining course credit or meeting licensing requirements as applicable.
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in learning about plant-based nutrition.

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 40 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 fall semester.

For more information about PCRM’s internship program, contact the Human Resources department at

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