Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP)- Graduate Student- Deadline February 26.

Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP)

 

Applications for the 2018 HCIP class are due by February 26th.

Apply online! Please visit the HCIP website for more information.

 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training and is the largest of the 27 institutes and centers comprising the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCI recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about scientific insights underlying cancer research, new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies. To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract individuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing.

The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects at NCI. Interns are placed in host offices at one of the three NCI campuses in Maryland.

 

HCIP interns are offered six or 12-month internships in one of two tracks:

Health Communications or Science Writing.

 

 

Health Communications Interns:

  • Plan, develop, and promote cancer education programs and materials for the public, cancer patients, or health professionals
  • Gain experience in pre-testing and evaluating cancer prevention and treatment messages, publications, materials, and programs that reach the American public
  • Participate in professional meetings and training seminars
 

Science Writing Interns:

  • Compose social media posts and blog articles about biological insights
  • Update website content for the research community
  • Write fact sheets and press releases about cancer research and bioinformatics
  • Attend and report on scientific meetings
  • Participate in professional meetings and training seminars

Additional information about this program, including an online application can be found by visiting https://hcip.nci.nih.gov/.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at HCIP-Contact@mail.nih.gov. If you are no longer the contact person for this program at your university/organization, please let us know and provide updated information.

Thank you for your support of the NCI Health Communications Internship Program!

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