Employment Opportunities

Design and Video Intern

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking an undergraduate intern to support the audio-visual needs of its communications team. PolicyLab is a research center within Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia dedicated to achieving optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. The communications team is responsible for translating PolicyLab research and policy recommendations to internal and external audiences through a variety of online and public relations tactics. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in both expanding their communications skills and learning more about the most pressing health issues facing children and families today.

The ideal student will be...

  • Designing graphics for social media
  • Designing policy and research briefs
  • Developing marketing materials for events as needed
  • Assisting in PolicyLab’s video production, including writing scripts, shooting and editing videos

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Graduate
  • 1-2 prior internships or paid experiences on clinical research studies
  • Enrolled in undergraduate program at a 2 or 4 year college or university
  • Must be at least 16 years of age in order to work in a laboratory environment

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work in an organized fashion, work well with others
  • Good attention to detail
  • General knowledge and understanding of good clinical practice (GCP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications desirable
  • Demonstrates the knowledge & ability to render age appropriate care & services based on the patient and/or their developmental needs
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Premier, Photoshop and Illustrator

To apply, click here. Please contact Colette Rector at rectorc@email.chop.edu with any questions.

Grants Writer

Job Summary

The Grant Writer will perform grant writing and management functions that will maximize essential support from external sponsors for the center’s research, training and programmatic initiatives. The Grant Writer will provide expertise and support to a team of interdisciplinary faculty members. The Grant Writer will serve as the point person on each grant project, facilitating team communication, organizing the submission process, and providing writing, editing, project planning and budgeting services and expertise.

Job Responsibilities

Facilitation and Organization of grant submissions (35%)

  • Act as the point person throughout the proposal preparation process to communicate information to and from research team members, sponsor, sponsored projects office, and research business manager; organize meetings and conference calls.
  • Read and understand proposal requirements and develop plan for proposal completion including systematically collecting components (e.g. biosketches, letters of support, facilities descriptions, personnel information), determining timelines, and creating/maintaining collaborative workspaces
  • For electronic submissions, upload all documents in correct format and ensure that all required elements are complete. Work with sponsored projects office to see through to submission.  For paper submissions, compile all components and oversee sign-off, copying, collating and mailing of all required documents. Maintain database of funded grants for access by center faculty

2. Grant Writing (35%)

  • Write all ‘non-science’ grant sections, including facilities and resource descriptions, human subjects protection, project management, data security, organizational capabilities, budget justifications, draft letters of support, etc.
  • Complete enrollment tables, compile and format references and appendices
  • Compile above sections along with sections written by investigative team members (including sub-sites), ensure uniform document formatting, and oversee review and editing of entire document by team

3. Grant Budgeting (20%)

  • Communicate with PI to determine project needs.  Gather personnel costs and contact other internal and external sources and vendors as needed to determine other project costs. If applicable, work with research purchasing office and clinical trials financial management team to determine costs.
  • Develop preliminary budget and work with research business manager to formalize and place in correct format.
  • Work with project team to revise as needed per grant funding limits.

4. Provide related grant writing support (10%)

  • Identify new funding opportunities
  • Create templates for commonly used grant components
  • Maintain database of funded grants for access by center faculty

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations


Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors degree

Required Experience:

  • Three years of professional experience in an academic or research institute or similar setting, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with grants, contracts and subcontracts.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Microsoft Office
  • End Note
  • Demonstrated writing ability.
  • Working knowledge of key practices, regulations, policies and procedures related to grants/contracts.
  • Working knowledge of grant budgeting practices
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple complicated and continuing grants in a timely manner.
  • Ability to be professional, courteous and tactful in dealing with researchers, sponsors, research business managers and sponsored projects officers and to communicate clearly and effectively with all research partners.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Student Employment Opportunities

Spring/Summer Intern Enrollment Season is Now Open!

If you are a student with an interest in Adolescent Health & Well-beingHealth Care Coverage, Access & QualityHealth Equity or Intergenerational Family Services and would like to explore possibilities of participating in an internship or work study or volunteering within PolicyLab, we may have a research study or policy project just for you.  

PolicyLab provides opportunities for students at different levels of training—from undergraduate to doctoral—to participate in pediatric research and health policy projects. Summer and year-long positions may be available.  

Applying is Easy! 

Summer Positions

Our 2019 Spring/Summer application period will run from March 15 through June 1. Please note, onboarding can take anywhere from three to six weeks, therefore we highly suggest that you submit your request early during the application period to allow adequate time to participate in PolicyLab’s studies.

Simply send your request to PolicyLab by clicking on submit during our spring/summer application period. If we have an available position that may be a match, we will contact you to discuss further possibilities and next steps in the process. Our faculty also work with students in the SUMR and CRISSP programs, for which we also welcome your applications. 

Fall/Winter Positions 

Our 2018 Fall/Winter application period has ended, however we will publish more information on the 2019 Fall/Winter application in the coming months.

We look forward to connecting with you!

At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.


At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.