Education and Research Intern

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Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. - National Office
2000 L Street, NW #410
Washington, DC
Posted: 556 days ago
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the nation's leading nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support and services to all people affected by lupus. Research, education, and patient services are at the heart of LFA's programs. With nearly 300 chapters, branches and support groups in 32 states, the LFA energetically pursues its mission through the following five program objectives: (1) Provides direct financial support to researchers through LFA's Five-Year Research Support Program, "Bringing Down the Barriers." (2) Advocates increased public and private sector support for biomedical research on lupus. (3) Translates research findings into medically-sound information and programs for physicians and other health care professionals. (4) Heightens public awareness of the causes and consequences of lupus. (5) Supports individuals with lupus, their families and caregivers.


The Education and Research intern will potentially be involved with writing patient education materials, organizing and planning education events, and also coordinating the grant reviewer database. Other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor or Master’s degree, or currently enrolled in a degree program, with a major in Public Health, or related field. Strong demonstrated interest in nonprofits and health organizations. Excellent research, oral, and written communication skills. Superior planning and organizational skills. Candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently. Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. This is an unpaid internship in a dynamic work environment, A minimum of 15 work hours per week is required.

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