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Science Communications Internship Program at DCEG

DCEG periodically hosts fellows in science communications and public affairs, mainly through the NCI Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP). This fellowship gives graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to hone their science writing and communications skills in the world’s largest cancer epidemiology research group. HCIP fellows gain first-hand experience in fielding press inquiries, preparing scientists for interacting with the media, and translating high-profile scientific findings into practical public health messages.

The DCEG communications team manages the division website and social media presence, fields inquiries from the general public and Congressional staff, produces the online newsletter Linkage, and writes plain language summaries of cutting edge research.

The team works side-by-side with some of the leading experts in cancer epidemiology, genetics and biostatistics, and other communications staff across NCI.

For more information, contact Jennifer Loukissas.

Learn more about the NCI HCIP.