The ASHG-NHGRI Genomics Communications Fellowship is for people with an advanced degree who are interested in the development, coordination and implementation of innovative, newsworthy communications products to help people learn about genomics and its role in our lives.
To apply: Please visit our website: https://apply.ashg.org/a/page/fellowships/genomics-communications-fellowship
The fellowship provides experiences working:
At the National Institutes of Health within NHGRI’s Office of Communications With ASHG’s Communications and Public Engagement group A third site in the DC area, based on the fellows’ interests and career goals Roles and Responsibilities
Fellows will help create and disseminate stories, news releases, multimedia, fact sheets, social media, webpages and other forms of emerging media to communicate genetics and genomics advances and resources to a variety of target audiences (e.g., the public, K-12 students, other scientists, etc.). Fellows will conduct background research on communications and public engagement issues of importance to NHGRI, ASHG and the human genetics/genomics community. Fellows will then develop communication strategies and written pieces on a range of topics for different audiences. Writing tasks may include drafting plans, educational and breaking news content, designing and implementing public engagement events and activities, and contributing to news/press releases. Fellows will effectively represent ASHG, NHGRI and any other involved organizations in meetings and events in which they participate.
During the two years, fellows will complete rotations with:
NHGRI’s Office of Communications within the National Institutes of Health ASHG’s Communications and Marketing group A third site in the DC area, based on the fellows’ interests and career goals In addition to regular responsibilities, the fellows will participate in colloquia and professional development events designed for the broader Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program.
* Mostly remote, but must be in the DC region
* Have earned (or will earn prior to the start of the fellowship) an advanced degree (e.g., Masters, PhD, MD, or JD) and be eligible to work in the United States
* Have demonstrated expertise and/or interest relevant to human genetics and/or genomics
ASHG is a dynamic professional community of human genetics researchers, clinicians and other specialists who work at the leading edge of discovery, generating new genetic knowledge and translating it rapidly to improve human health and well-being. A non-profit founded in 1948, ASHG has nearly 8,000 members worldwide; hosts as many as 9,000 attendees annually at the world’s largest genetics and genomics meeting; publishes two respected journals, the flagship American Journal of Human Genetics and a new OA journal Human Genetics and Genomics Advances; and undertakes a growing array of public outreach, education, policy, and advocacy programs throughout the year. ASHG is a dynamic and healthy organization with 31 staff, an annual budget of nearly $8 million, and prudent reserves.