Overview:Modern medicine is supported by biomedical research. While the scientific discoveries arise from the work in the research labs, there are many other critical roles that occur outside the lab that ensure this work can occur. Research administration refers to a wide umbrella of non-lab activities that make biomedical research possible. These include activities like developing and implementing research funding programs, enabling decisions about what research ideas to fund, ensuring all ethical and standard regulations are followed and monitoring the progress of the funded projects. As a disease focused non-profit organization, the Lupus Research Alliance has a thriving Research Department that manages all the research administration related activities of the organization.We are looking for bright, inquisitive, and hard-working undergraduates who are interested in learning about the world of non-profit research administration to serve as interns for our departmentGoal:In line with the Research Departments goal to advance diversity and inclusion in biomedical careers, we are specifically seeking applications from candidates traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research.Eligibility-Have a genuine interest in learning about biomedical research administration-Currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an undergraduate program of study in the greater New York City-area-A member of one of the following groups shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.Positions and Descriptions:-Science Communication InternoLearn how to translate scientific language into language that can be understood by the general publicoSee the outcomes of research studies and gain an appreciation of their impact and ultimate applicationoLearn how to use illustrative programs like Biorender to help convey scientific points more effectivelyoRead lay research descriptions and envision, plan and design illustrations that help explain and bolster the key messages-Grant management InternoLearn about the process of awarding grants to scientific investigatorsoLearn to use the on-line application and grant management system, proposalCentral, and support LRA activities using this platformoAssist with confirming submission of various required documents of application process and award activation-Information technology internoLearn basic website maintenance skillsoLearn to use the on-line application and grant management system, proposalCentral, and support LRA activities using this platformoServe as technology support during virtual meetingsoCreate surveys and other e-documents-Administrative InternoLearn about the administrative management of the Research DepartmentoAssist with internal and some external communicationsoAssist with event planning for scientific conferences and/or meetingsoAssist with communication and maintaining research department recordsTo apply:Please send a letter expressing your interest and resume/CV to for our first cohort will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.Tracking

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