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My internship at Designs That Cell was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my undergraduate degree. I went from knowing nothing about SciComm, to running my own SciComm research project and aiming to publish in academic research journals. I could not have asked for better mentors than Sarah & Natasha; they truly brought out the best in all of the interns and instilled confidence into us and our ideas. Although Designs That Cell is mostly run through online videoconferencing, I truly felt like I was a part of the team, and that my opinion was always valued & considered. I cannot thank this company enough for the most amazing summer!


Research Intern '20

summer 2021 Internships

Applications are due Friday, April 23 2021 at 5:00pm EST.

Late applications will not be considered.

We are seeking a Research Intern!

(May 1st – August 31st, flexible start and end dates)

Our internships are designed to help students apply their scientific knowledge to develop their own unique skill set incorporating both written and visual communication. It will also connect them to a network of highly motivated and successful graduate and post-graduate students. These skills will be highly translatable to future positions in academia, knowledge translation or science communication. 

Responsibilities may include: 
- Conduct systematic literature reviews on specific scientific communication and data visualization strategies
- Communicate findings to the DTC team through both written reports and oral presentations
- Compose written reports; both in manuscript and blog format
*Interns will be encouraged to take part in developing the research question they are interested in studying 


Time commitment: approximately 10-15 hours/week, with one mandatory meeting

Honorarium: $800 CAD monthly

summer 2020

These internships were developed to support students who, as a result of the social distancing measures put in place due to COVID-19, had lost research and/or science communication opportunities. Applicants were asked to provide proof of employment, funding and/or research opportunities lost.

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