Fellowship, Medical Writing
Health Communication Services

The CISCRP Medical Writing Fellowship is offered to individuals from racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), including “Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and American Indians or Alaska Natives” (NCSES 2021).   This paid, one-year, part-time fellowship is for those looking to gain experience in the scientific and medical writing field.

Fellows can expect to:

  • Receive mentorship and training in plain language medical writing.
  • Develop and complete fellowship writing/research project.
  • Collaborate with CISCRP colleagues and clients to provide medical writing support in the creation of easy-to-understand, plain language clinical trial resources for patients and the public.
    • Depending on skill level, this may include writing, editing, and quality control reviewing plain language scientific content in accordance with plain language best practices.
    • Maintenance of plain language glossary and other related tasks to support MW function as needed.
  • Receive membership, Essential Skills Certificate Program (optional), and access to resources from the American Medical Writer Association (AMWA), and/or other relevant opportunities for networking, training, and career-building.
  • Work in an energetic and collaborative environment at a mission-based nonprofit organization.

This position will allow fellows to hone their written and verbal communication and decision-making skills. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, organized yet flexible and can manage the big picture while also tending to the details of multiple, concurrently running projects and tasks.

Qualifications: Current or recently graduated undergraduate or graduate student, pursuing a degree within life sciences

Hours: Average of 15-20 hours per week

Pay rate: $25/hour, $19,500 – $20,800

CISCRP will provide AMWA Membership and Essentials Skills Certificate program (optional)

  • Fellows will complete Essential Skills Certificate Program outside of CISCRP-paid hours


To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to careers@ciscrp.org. Please note in the email subject line, “Fellowship, Medical Writing Health Communication Services”