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Intern - Manuscript Editing (Hybrid)

American Medical Association
United States, Illinois, Chicago
330 North Wabash Avenue (Show on map)
April 07, 2024

Intern - Manuscript Editing

Chicago, IL (Hybrid)

The American Medical Association (AMA) is the nation's largest professional Association of physicians and a non-profit organization. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America's physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation. To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

We continuously work to embed equity in our internal practices and are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff across all levels of the organization. We intentionally work to create the right conditions to enable our employees to feel that they can be their authentic selves and fully participate in the life of the enterprise.

We encourage and support professional development for our employees, and we are dedicated to social responsibility. We invite you to learn more about us and we look forward to getting to know you.

We have an opportunity at our corporate offices in Chicago for a Intern - Manuscript Editing (Hybrid) on our Scientific Publication team. This is a hybrid position reporting into our Chicago, IL office.

As a Intern - Manuscript Editing (Hybrid), you will The intern would learn to edit scientific manuscripts according to AMA style, including text, tables, and figures. They would learn what's involved in the role of the manuscript editor as part of the publication process, including interactions with JAMA Network Editorial and Production departments.


  • The
    intern should be a 3rd or 4th year student at 4-year college, majoring in English,
    journalism, or life sciences who is interested in pursuing a career in medical
  • Preference is for an individual who is underrepresented in the medical
    writing/editing community (see American Medical Writers Association 2022 DEI
  • This person would train with senior manuscript editors, working with
    the AMA Manual of Style, reading sections and completing quizzes on style
  • They would observe and participate in the daily activities of JNO and
    specialty journal manuscript editors to get a sense of what the job is like.
  • They would meet with Graphics, Production, Proofreading, and other teams with
    whom manuscript editors collaborate. Under the supervision of the Managing
    Editor and Assistant Deputy Managing Editor, they would edit commentaries with
    the eventual goal of editing a Research Letter.

May include other responsibilities as assigned

The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.