Research Internship

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NephCure Kidney International is the only organization committed exclusively to support research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and the diseases that cause Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment, and find a cure.


Research Department interns play a vital role in all aspects of research programming. In particular, NephCure Kidney International provides interns with the opportunity to help develop our new patient registry project, clinical trial outreach program, and exciting patient education materials and events.

This position is unpaid and college credit can be offered
This individual must have strong knowledge of biology, clinical or basic science research and databases
This critical position requires creative thinking, a solutions-oriented mindset and multi-tasking proficiency
Internships run from September-December, January-April, and May-August
Interns must be available to commit at least 15 hours per week (full days are preferred)
Essential Functions:

Responsible for coordinating fundamental functions of NephCure Kidney Network Patient Registry
Contributes to new Clinical Trials outreach program
Assists in marketing NephCure research opportunities
Maintains familiarity with current scientific literature and provide updates for the Registry Website
Helps write research abstracts for scientific conferences and produces reports about the NKN registry
Assists in organization of educational programs nationwide
Provides critical help in updating and quality control of the constituents records in Raisers Edge Database
Is a responsive resource to patients and families dealing with NS and FSGS

US Citizen or US permanent resident (Alien Registration number is required for US permanent residents)
Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, undergraduate/graduate school. If a recent graduate, graduate degree must have been awarded no more than two years prior to application deadline. Pre-Med students will be preferred
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (minimum) for applicants who have not yet received a Master’s degree
The applicants must have science background as well as experience and/or education in any of the following areas: pre-med, public health, epidemiology, nursing, health education, science writing or biostatistics
Strong computer knowledge, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent writing, verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
Must be able to meet deadlines, work independently and as part of a team, and act in a professional and positive manner when dealing with the public
A working knowledge of the non-profit and philanthropic industry a plus
An understanding of renal biology and kidney diseases a big plus
How to Apply:

Applications are welcome throughout the year.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Abbey Swan

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