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Health Communications Internship Program

Native American SUNY: Western Consortium
E-116 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3170


National Institutes of Health:  National Cancer Institute


Health Communications Internship Program


Phone:  301.480.5033
Fax: 301.480.3462


There is one internship a year, beginning in July. Six month and one year internships are offered.


Currently a US citizen or Permanent Resident; currently enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate (up to one year); minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 for applicants who have not yet received a Master's degree; some science background; and experience or education in one of the following areas; public health, epidemiology, public relations, health education, communication, science writing, statistics, social marketing, and/or journalism.


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland, the larges of the 27 institutes and centers comprising the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.  The NCI offers paid six-month and one-year internships in the areas of health communications and science writing to highly qualified students who are completing their Master's or Doctorate degrees.  These internships provide an opportunity to be a part of vital health and science communications projects.


HCIP interns are paid a monthly training stipend through a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA).  Interns are also eligible to receive health insurance at no cost through the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES).  Other benefits include paid government holidays, flexible work schedules, and transportation subsidies.


First Tuesday in March for Spring Term.
First Tuesday in September for Fall Term.

Required Documtenation

Applications must be submitted electronically.  Please go to the HCIP website.

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