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Research Institute Intern, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute, Cambridge, MA

Organization: The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute (

Position: Research Institute Intern

About the Organization:
Founded in 1988, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works with medical and nursing schools, and in hospitals and other professional settings across the U.S., to sustain the commitment of healthcare professionals to provide compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent patient care. Ninety-six percent of medical schools in the United States host at least one of the APGF's programs, and we are rapidly expanding our Gold Humanism Honor Society, which now boasts 153 medical and graduate school chapters and 22,000+ members.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute was established in 2012  to help accelerate discovery in humanism in healthcare, disseminate findings, and use those findings to make change.

About the Position:
The supervisor of this position is a special librarian with 14 years of experience in health research who is eager to mentor an enthusiastic MLIS candidate. The intern will work 5-10 hours per week to help find, organize and share information. Tasks will include:

  • Managing the Foundation's Twitter account by tweeting news about the Foundation's work, announcements of our grantees' publications, and replies to researchers in the field. We also hope to engage in an existing monthly Twitter chat or start one of our own.
  • Managing our database of over 350 grantees and their research projects
  • Helping to manage our database of research on humanism in healthcare
  • Gathering statistics demonstrating the impact of our work
  • Providing administrative help before and during our annual research symposium

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience using Twitter personally or professionally
  • Familiarity with WordPress

Location:  The Research Institute is located in Cambridge, MA. The majority of the day to day work can be done remotely. However, we would prefer an intern who could attend:

  • Weekly communication team conference calls from 10:30-11am on Tuesdays
  • Monthly in-person meetings on Wednesday in Cambridge
  • Annual research symposium in Chicago on May 20-22, 2018 (travel will be paid for)

Compensation: Quarterly payments of $1,250

To Apply: Please send the following materials to Brandy King, MLIS at by September 12, 2017:

  1. Cover letter-- Please tell us how you would benefit from working in this position and how the Gold Foundation would benefit from hiring you in particular. In other words, why is this a good match?
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Links to personal or organizational Twitter feeds you have run

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