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Science Communication Summer Intern (Remote) - 23andMe

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Job Title
Science Communication Summer Intern (Remote)
Job Location
Sunnyvale, California
Job Description

During our 10-week summer internship program, you’ll join our Research team who utilize a wide range of expertise to conduct innovative research at an unprecedented scale and level of complexity. You will work closely with our Science Communication Senior Program Manager and other members of the Research and Communications teams to create and edit content about 23andMe’s research program. This content will be primarily for scientific audiences, but also may target the general public. With the world’s largest database of more than ten million genotyped customers, 23andMe is at the forefront of using human genetics to advance biomedical research and transform healthcare. Join our growing research team in translating genetic discoveries into insights into molecular biology of human traits and diseases. The dates for Cohort 1 will be June 5, 2023 - August 18, 2023; the dates for Cohort 2 will be June 20, 2023 - September 1, 2023.


Who We Are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.


What You'll Do

  • Create and edit content for scientific audiences about 23andMe’s research program
  • Depending on the applicant’s skills and interests, this may include social media posts, web pages, flyers, pdfs, slide decks, infographics, interviews, videos, and more.


What You’ll Bring

  • Strong background in Genetics; current graduate student or senior undergraduate
  • Demonstrated interest in science communication, with some prior experience (e.g., classes taken, blog posts or articles written, social media channel managed, etc)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail around both scientific accuracy and design/formatting
  • Ability to adhere to timelines
  • Flexible and phenomenal teammate
  • Authorization to work in the US

Please share with us why you're interested in this opportunity in a cover letter!


Strongly Preferred

  • Ability to be proactive and independent
  • Creative thinker and problem solver; will not just execute, but will generate new ideas
  • Experience communicating with diverse stakeholders, including scientists and non-scientists
  • Experience with web design, Photoshop, script writing, and/or video editing
  • Experience with social media content creation, especially Twitter and LinkedIn

Please share with us why you're interested in this opportunity in a cover letter!

About Us

23andMe, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for genetic health risk reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80 percent of its customers electing to participate. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas, including oncology, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases, in addition to other therapeutic areas. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at accommodations-ext@23andme.com. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.

23andMe Headquarters Location

Mountain View, CA

23andMe Company Size

Between 500 - 1,000 employees

23andMe Founded Year


23andMe Funding Rounds

  • Post Ipo Equity

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $82,500,000 USD

  • Corporate Round

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $1,700,000 USD

  • Series E

    $115,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $1,400,000 USD

  • Series D

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $9,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $22,220,289 USD

  • Series B

    $14,200,000 USD

  • Series B

    $13,600,000 USD

  • Series A

    $8,953,320 USD