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Internships and Fellowships

AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2015

The AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship (GRAF) offers medical students a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the intersection of organized medicine and the federal government as it relates to advocacy and policy-making. One Fellow is selected each spring to work in Washington, D.C., as a full-time, paid member of the AMA's federal advocacy team for one year.

Contact our current GRAF for more information.

AMA JAMA Elective

Application deadline: rolling

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), one of the foremost medical journals in the world, offers a 4-week elective in medical editing for 4th-year medical students who meet certain criteria.

Contact Robert Golub, MD, JAMA Senior Editor, for more information

AMA Virtual Mentor Theme Issue Editor

Application deadline: October 15, 2014

Virtual Mentor, the AMA's online ethics journal, offers medical students and residents the opportunity to serve as theme issue editors. Each theme issue editor is responsible for

  • selecting a theme for one issue and defining the ethical and professionalism concerns inherent in that theme,
  • generating case narratives that provide opportunities for examining those concerns in clinical and educational contexts,
  • identifying, securing, and corresponding with contributors to the issue, and
  • editing copy and reviewing page proofs before the issue goes live on the first working day of the month.

A stipend of $2,000 is provided.

Learn more and apply to serve as a Virtual Mentor theme issue editor

AMPAC Candidate Workshop

Application deadline: Dec. 2014

The American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC) Candidate Workshop is designed for AMA members who are considering a run for public office, and includes training on campaign strategy and media advertising, as well as hands-on sessions in public speaking and fundraising.

All costs for AMA members, except transportation to the Washington, D.C., metro area, are borne by AMPAC.

Medical student admission is limited.

Learn more and apply to attend the Candidate Workshop

AMPAC Campaign School

Application deadline: Jan. 2015

The American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC) Campaign School program is intended for AMA members who wish to become involved in the political process as advocates and volunteers for medicine-friendly candidates. The School is organized around a simulated congressional campaign, where participants are put on campaign "staff" teams and attend daily lectures on campaign strategy, media advertising, and political fundraising. Each team participates in nightly exercises such as creating a campaign strategy, taping a radio commercial, and writing a political fundraising letter.

All costs for AMA members, except transportation to the Washington, D.C., metro area, are borne by AMPAC.

Medical student admission is limited.

Learn more and apply to attend Campaign School

HHMI Research Training Fellowship

Application deadline: January 2015

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Training Fellowship provide funds to support fellows and meet their research- and education- related expenses. HHMI awards the fellowships through an annual competition. The fellowship provides support for one year of full-time research training in fundamental biomedical research and includes a stipend, a research allowance to meet a fellow’s research-related expenses, and a fellow’s allowance to be used for health care and education-related expenses incurred as part of the fellowship.

Fellowship research must be conducted at an academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States, excluding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Learn more and apply for an HHMI Research Training Fellowship