Medical Writing Internship, Zimbabwe

Gain experience in medical writing and contribute to the development of a nonprofit dedicated to public health in Africa

If you’re planning on a career in medical writing, here’s an excellent opportunity to gain some practical experience in an inspiring setting. You’ll be part of Mutala Research, the nonprofit arm of the Charles River Medical Group. Based in Harare, this group of scientists work to improve public health in Africa through innovative research projects that lead to practical solutions.

As a nonprofit organization, Mutala depends on grant funding to do their work at the scale they aspire to. As a medical writing intern, you’ll identify suitable grant opportunities for various research programs, and put together grant applications. Moreover, you’ll help turn data from completed research projects into publishable content, so that Mutala can expand its reach and footprint within the relevant scientific communities.

This medical writing internship offers a rewarding experience for anyone keen to challenge themselves in a foreign setting. It’s also a great way to contribute to an important cause.

Learning outcomes of this research & development internship;

  • Practical experience in various aspects of medical writing
  • A strong portfolio of proposals and articles
  • Work experience in a nonprofit context
  • International work experience
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Cape Town, South Africa
Environmental NGO
Facilitation, Research, Reporting, Monitoring, Education, Tree planting
8 Weeks
Varies
ORGANISATION

You’ll be joining Mutala Research; a nonprofit organization dedicated to public health research in Africa. It’s based in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, and part of the Charles River Medical Group (CRMG), a research organization established to diversify clinical trials and expand clinical research capabilities throughout the African continent. They do this by partnering with government, industry and nonprofit organizations to conduct clinical studies that advance science and improve human health – globally, but specifically focused on Africa.

As the nonprofit research component of CRMG, Mutala Research focuses on public health and implementation science research, run by experienced leaders in these areas. Recent research was focused on issues such as vaccine effectiveness, vaccine hesitancy, and adolescent HIV treatment. While the organization is still in its startup phase, it’s looking to expand its capabilities, and interns can play a vital part in this. Mutala works from laboratories in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.

TASKS & REQUIREMENTS
What you’ll do

As a medical writing intern, your tasks will include;

  • Doing grant research; finding suitable opportunities
  • Writing grant applications and other funding proposals
  • Writing articles about completed research projects that will be suitable for publication
Requirements
  • Relevant academic background
  • Strong and persuasive writing skills
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • A flexible approach to work
  • A willingness to adapt to a foreign work environment
  • A passion for the work Mutala does
WHERE YOU’LL STAY

Accommodation information to be confirmed

DATES & RATES

Internship start and end dates are flexible and will be discussed with your during the selection process.

What you’ll pay (2022 rates)

12 weeks USD TBC
16 weeks USD TBC

What you are paying for:
  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously.
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes.
  • An orientation program with your supervisor.
  • Regular check ins during your internship with you and your supervisor.
  • Your own account on a career development platform that offers content and courses focused on exploring different career opportunities
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
  • Airport transfers
  • Support on the ground
  • Accommodation
Excludes:
  • Flights
  • Visa, medical and travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities

Optional extra:

Personal Development Sessions
To help you optimize your personal and professional development during your internship, we offer individual monthly sessions with a professional consultant. These 1,5-hour sessions offer opportunities to set goals, reflect on your experience, and ensure your internship will benefit your career as much as possible.
Monthly fee: USD 65
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Public Health NGO
Grant writing, Report writing, Writing 
Min. 12 Weeks
From USD 
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INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gain a wealth of experience in medical writing and end up with a strong portfolio of applications and articles
  • Contribute to the development of a nonprofit dedicated to public health in Africa
  • Get insights into the day to day running of a health-focused nonprofit organization
  • Learn from experts in your field
  • Boost your resume with international work experience
12 WEEKS USD TBC
16 WEEKS USD TBC

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APPLYING
How to apply?

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

  1. Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) and send your CV to info@rootsinterns.com.
  2. We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.
  3. If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.
  4. If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, get started with a booking process, and we’ll give you all the information you need to prepare for your upcoming adventure.
  5. Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form on the right. We’ll be happy to assist!

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