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Research Network Development Intern

Position Overview 

The Research Network Development Internship is a 4-week, project-based position that will report to our Science Director. This person will be responsible for developing a database of current tools and resources for our scientific community that can be used to promote collaboration between our Lafora Research Labs. 

The position is virtual, part-time, and flexible hours. Interns are expected to work an average of 10 hours per week and will be paid a weekly stipend of $200 for the duration of the project. The length of the internship is four weeks, with an option to extend the internship for an additional 4-weeks for a second project. 

Project Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Compiling a database of Lafora Disease Research Tools.
  • Updating the Lafora Patient Mutation Database based on recent literature.
  • Integrating the databases to a web-based platform for researcher access.


  • A current Junior or Senior in college or a recent graduate in a medical science-related field, such as Biology or Chemistry.
  • Prior medical research experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to develop strong, trust-based relationships.
  • Comfortable with new technologies and platforms.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission of our organization.
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency and flexibility.
  • Self-starter, self-disciplined.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite.