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Job Title: Medical Editing Intern
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Organization: Doctors Without Borders/MSF
Posted: 7/26/2017
Type: Internship
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New York,  NY   
Position Description: Medical Editing Intern Department: Medical; Communications Type of position: Intern, paid Time Commitment: 20 hrs/week Duration: 3 months–4 months (depending on term) Location: New York City Objective: To support the Medical Editor of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while learning about humanitarian medical research and medical/scientific publishing for an international nongovernmental organization. Overview: The Medical Editor of MSF-USA works with medical and field staff to disseminate research findings and perspectives, and to increase the visibility of MSF medical research within medical, research, and policymaking communities. This is done through peer- reviewed journal articles; scientific conference abstracts, presentations, and posters; MSF technical publications; and special projects and events. The Medical Editing Intern will work with the Medical Editor on further developing and updating a database of MSF research publications. An undergraduate student with interest medical publishing, library science, and humanitarian medicine would best suit this position. Duties: • Assist with further developing database tools to store and disseminate information on MSF publications (50%) • Perform literature searches for articles on various medical topics (20%) • Enter data on MSF research publications into databases (20%) • Other tasks as assigned (10%) Required Skills: • Proficiency with Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word • Proficiency in medical literature searches (PubMed, Google Scholar) • Good understanding of scientific/medical publication practices • Excellent research and writing skills • Strong interest in medical/scientific publishing and humanitarian medicine and research Preferred Skills: • Programming experience in Visual Basic • Background knowledge of data structures, relationship-based databases. • Expertise and interest in knowledge management and/or outcomes research • Experience using reference management tools such as Mendeley


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Closing Date: 10/25/2017
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Contact Name: DWB Employment,  Medical Editing Intern
Contact Location: 333 7th Avenue

New York City   NY  10001
United States
Contact Location: 333 7th Avenue
  New York City   NY  10001
  United States
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