1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
About: The Lancet is a leading general medical journal, published weekly, and shares office space with around ten Lancet specialty titles published monthly. The journal’s editorial mission is to publish the most important medical and health information to benefit people around the world. The staff number about 100, including people with diverse backgrounds in medicine, science and journalism. Among other tasks, editors write and commission opinion pieces on important topics in medicine and global health, select and organize peer review of scholarly papers submitted for publication, and commission educational articles for consideration and peer review. Staff are mostly based in London, close to St Paul’s Cathedral, although we work closely with colleagues based in New York, USA and Beijing, China and travel frequently to conferences.
Intern Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Senior Editor, and the IIP candidate will become part of the editorial team. For the first two weeks of the internship, the student will meet colleagues, sit in on editorial meetings, and learn about medical publishing. During that time, specific projects of interest will also be identified. Previous projects have included critical appraisal of research papers submitted for publication, writing short commentaries, and research on bibliometric aspects of medical publishing.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in pre-med, writing, scientific literature, life sciences, research, and evidence-based medicine and good communication skills are encouraged to apply. A track record in writing would be an asset. IIP candidates should be in their junior year, with experience in research and statistical analysis and software. If you are enrolled in the Global Health Program certificate, this internship will fulfill the GHP internship requirement.