Medical Ethics Internship


The Ethics Group Internship Program offers candidates first-hand insight to the formation of AMA ethics policy.  Interns provide support for ongoing Ethics Group projects and initiatives. The internship is a part-time position located at the AMA headquarters in downtown Chicago offering a flexible schedule.

"I'm a graduate student at the University of Chicago, where I study biomedical informatics. My research and career interests are ethical and legal issues in clinical informatics. I enjoy playing ball and cuddling with my mini poodle, Einstein."

Filzah Iqbal, Ethics Group Intern

  • Be enrolled in an academic program at the time of the internship.
  • Knowledge of basic principles and concepts of medical ethics. 

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  • Conduct primary literature research on a wide variety of medical ethics issues.
  • Assist in drafting reports of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA).
  • Prepare summaries of articles of ethics or policy interest.
  • Contribute to the AMA Journal of Ethics.
  • Summer Term Mid-May through mid-August Application deadline: Feb. 28
  • Fall Term Mid-September through mid-December Application deadline: June 30
  • Winter/Spring Term Mid-January through mid-April Application deadline: Sept. 30

To apply, submit the following materials to Tom Wagner, [email protected]. Please indicate if eligible for academic credit through your academic institution.

  • Cover letter.
  • Resume, relevant coursework highlighted.
  • Short writing sample illustrative of ethics or health-related work or a 500-word explanation of your interest in bioethics and a desire to work at the AMA.

Applicants will be contacted only if they qualify for an interview.