Center for Genetics and Society

Mission: 

The Center for Genetics and Society is a nonprofit information and public affairs organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective societal governance of human genetic and reproductive technologies and other emerging technologies. We work with a growing network of scientists, health professionals, civil society leaders, and others. The Center supports benign and beneficent medical applications of these technologies, and opposes those applications that objectify and commodify human life and threaten to divide human society. The Center works in a context of support for the equitable provision of health technologies domestically and internationally; for women's health and reproductive rights; for the protection of our children; for the rights of people with disabilities; and for precaution in the use of technologies that could alter the fundamental processes of the natural world.

Internship description: 

Duties will include, but not be limited to, assistance with CGS’s online operations (posting to the website, writing blogs, producing multimedia, preparing newsletters, assisting with a webinar series, maintaining social media accounts and media analytics, etc.); and assistance with research, policy efforts, and public awareness campaigns.

Internship skills needed: 

  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong people and networking skills
  • Strong knowledge of or affinity for online communications tools and applications
  • Familiarity with or strong interest in the politics and social implications of human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies, and basic scientific understanding of them

Location: 

  • Berkeley, CA

How to find us: 

The CGS office is about 1.5 miles from the UC Berkeley campus and from downtown Berkeley, and about .9 miles from the North Berkeley BART station. Several bus lines are within a block. There are numerous restaurants and coffee shops nearby.

Work hours: 

Flexible 8 hours within the window 8am-6:30pm.

Dress code: 

Casual

Office building accessibility: 

Accessible

How many people work at the organization: 

5 full time plus several regular part-time consultants

Are there other interns at the organization during the summer: 

Possibly one other

Internship dates: 

Flexible