MRA Science Team Intern

Location: Washington, DC
Department: Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) office

About the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA):

The mission of the Melanoma Research Alliance is to end suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating with all stakeholders to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas. Annual funding for MRA research awards is approximately $8 to $10 million and, as of 2018, MRA will have awarded a total of over $100 million to melanoma research programs around the globe. Through our unique collaborative approach, MRA has leveraged an additional $90 million. MRA was launched in 2007 by Debra and Leon Black under the auspices of the Milken Institute, and due to the ongoing support of our founders, 100% of every donation made to MRA is able to go directly to support melanoma research.

About the Internship:

MRA seeks a highly motivated individual to work with our 3-person science team on a number of projects, ranging from internet and database research on areas relevant to the MRA granting program, to supporting daily department operations, including grants management and review/analysis of grant reporting from funded researchers.

Potential projects and primary work include: 

  • Perform landscape analysis of scientific topics of interest (prevention, artificial intelligence, etc);
  • Updating, cleaning and organizing research portfolio data;
  • Supporting grants management including review and analysis of grantee reports;
  • Researching patents that may have arisen from MRA funded research via publicly available databases;
  • Updating quantitative metrics for program analysis;
  • Cleaning MRA grants data in Dimensions;
  • Other miscellaneous activities to help support 2019 retreat organization, RFP development, grant review;
  • Contribute to science-related MRA communications;


  • Must have completed a minimum of an undergraduate science-related degree and have interest in research, particularly biomedical.
  • Professionalism: The intern will be expected to occasionally interact with external constituents on behalf of MRA and will need excellent interpersonal written and verbal skills.
  • Attention to detail: strong eye for details and focus on quality control is paramount.
  • Drive: The ideal intern will be ambitious and eager to take on new responsibilities and new challenges. We are looking for someone who works hard to advance projects.
  • All applicants must complete a security background check, be authorized to work in the US, and be located in Washington, DC


To apply, please submit your information and upload your cover letter and resume. 


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