Are you trying to break into the healthcare field? Like writing about innovation, Boston and medicine? Want to play with Google Glass? Still looking for a fall internship?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’ve come to the right place.
We’re still looking for a Fall Events & Editorial Intern, effective immediately. As our intern, you’d help plan several Boston-based events this fall involving the use of Google Glass in healthcare (yes, you’ll get to play with Glass). These events will take place at Google’s headquarters in Cambridge, and you’ll help us organize physician working groups and a culminating event this winter.
You’ll also spend a lot of your time writing news and feature stories for our website. This includes pitching stories to our editors, researching, interviewing top doctors and entrepreneurs, writing content quickly and cleanly, posting stories and publicizing these stories on Facebook and Twitter.
Ideally, our intern will have a demonstrated interest in healthcare innovation and writing. It doesn’t have to be official, on-the-job experience, but we want to work with people who are as excited as we are about the opportunities in the quickly-changing field of American medicine. We can teach you how to write in a journalistic way, but we’d prefer that you have two published clips to send to us when you apply (college newspapers and online publications count). If you have experience with video and photo, even better. Although you will work remotely 90% of the time, we hope that you live in the Boston area so that you can attend the events you plan and write about.
This internship is unpaid, but offers flexible hours and great connections within Boston’s medical technology field. You’ll get to plan your own schedule, pitch your own projects and attend interesting events. You’ll be on the forefront of medicine, testing the coolest gadgets and talking to the most innovative health professionals. You’ll also walk away from the internship with an arsenal of clips to add to your resume. The beauty of working with a startup is the freedom to make big changes – so we hope you’re up to the challenge.
To apply, email our managing editor at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you’d be a good fit for the position. Please also include your resume and two published writing samples.
Jenni Whalen is the Executive Assistant of Editorial at Upworthy. She was previously MedTech Boston's Managing Editor and has an MS in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Whalen has written for Greatist, Boston magazine, AZ Central Healthy Living and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places. She has also worked as a conference planner, ghost writer, researcher and content developer.
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