Health Research Intern

National Sleep Foundation - Arlington, VA (30+ days ago)

Health Research Internship

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is seeking interns to help advance its scientific affairs and research initiatives. Health Research Interns report directly to the Director of Scientific Affairs & Research and work on projects ranging from consensus panels, like our Sleep Duration Recommendations Expert Panel, to our new Sleep Health Index®.

NSF works hard to tailor internships to your skills and interests. Possible tasks and/or responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting on systematic literature reviews
  • Exploring datasets using SPSS software
  • Synthesizing complex findings into charts and graphs
  • Preparing meeting materials for consensus panels and workgroup meetings
  • Using PubMed and other databases to locate research articles


You’ll need some research background to excel in this position. Qualifications that we look for in Health Research Interns include:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a science or public health-related field
  • Familiarity with statistical and research concepts (e.g. statistical significance) and tools (e.g. excel functions)
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to multi-task in a deadline-driven team environment, but also able to work independently
  • Working knowledge of computer programs like Microsoft Office
  • Enthusiasm and ambition

Internships are unpaid, but college credit is available. Perks include a transportation stipend or parking reimbursement, fruit and granola office service and a collaborative environment. Hours and start/end date can be flexible but students must commit to a set schedule. Typical interns work between 16 and 37.5 hours a week at our office in Arlington, VA, located on the orange/silver lines of the metro. Applications are accepted for the fall, spring and summer semesters on a rolling basis.

About the National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving sleep health and safety through education, public awareness and advocacy. It is well‐known for its annual Sleep in America poll. The Foundation is a charitable, educational and scientific not‐for‐profit organization, headquartered in Washington, DC. Its membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine, professionals in the health, medical and science fields, individuals, patients, people affected by drowsy driving and more than 900 healthcare facilities throughout North America. Find out more at

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $0.00 /hour