Science Intern

Location: Washington, DC
Department: Melanoma Research Alliance

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. MRA has awarded more than $101 million to melanoma research programs around the globe, and through unique collaborative approach, has leveraged an additional $101 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 to MRA supports melanoma research.

About the Internship:

MRA seeks a highly motivated individual to work with our 3-person science team and Director of Communications on a number of projects to support MRA’s grants program and patient education efforts. Projects will range from conducting internet and database research, supporting grants management and reporting requirements, and drafting patient-centered content that helps explain the melanoma treatment process. This can be a part or full-time position, which begins as early as May 2019. Provided it is mutually agreeable, the position could be extended into the fall academic year.

Projects and primary work include:

  • Research and draft patient-centered content to inform stakeholders of developments in the field;
  • Support grants management activities, including administrative review of grantee applications and reports;
  • Update, clean and organize research portfolio data; and
  • Carry out other miscellaneous tasks related to grants management and events planning. 


  • Must have earned, or be working towards, a bachelor’s degree in a science, health, or medical field and have strong interest in biomedical research. Graduate students are highly encouraged to apply.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • All applicants must complete a security background check, be authorized to work in the US, and be located in Washington, DC

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Please submit a cover letter and resume - all applications materials should be attached as PDF files. Any application that does not include both a cover letter and a resume saved as PDFs will be rejected.



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