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Medical Ethics Internship

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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 an unpaid 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

Responsibilities

  • 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 articles to the AMA Journal of Ethics 

Candidate Program Requirements

  • Be enrolled in an academic program at the time of the internship
  • Receive academic credit

Flexible Internship Dates

  • 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

Application Process

To apply, submit the following materials to Tom Wagner, [email protected].

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 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.

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