Internships Available at Light

Light Knowledge Resources is looking for interns to assist in the writing of the content for Light's health-related websites.

These internships are unpaid positions offering excellent experience for applicants pursuing careers in health care or journalism.

For more information about Light's internships, please visit the below webpages about each of the available positions:


Writing Internship


How to Apply

Anyone interested in one of the above internship positions should send a resume including GPA and SAT/GRE scores, and a letter describing why you are interested and what type of experience you have, to .


Recent Experiences

Some of Light's past and current interns have said the following about their internship experiences:

Writing for The Myeloma Beacon has been an incredibly valuable and, indeed, rewarding experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone with a background interest in medicine or human biology or to anyone who enjoys writing and editing and wants the experience of contributing to such a meaningful endeavor.
Katie Goodman, Myeloma Beacon Writer
Columbia Law School

Being a part of The MDS Beacon team has been highly beneficial to me through broadening my knowledge of the relatively unknown condition of MDS and giving me experience in science journalism. My research and writing skills have been strengthened through the wide range of writing that the internship requires, as well as the in-depth feedback from editors and fellow interns. I would definitely recommend this internship to anybody interested in working with a highly professional yet friendly team to provide reliable health information to the public.
Biblia Kim, MDS Beacon Writer
Cornell University, 2008

My internship at Light has really taught me the value of team effort, and I've strengthened my editing and fact checking skills considerably since joining. I'd definitely recommend a position with Light Knowledge Resources to anyone looking to gain valuable editing experience.
Christen Brandt, Myeloma Beacon Managing Editor and Editor
Syracuse University

Working as managing editor and writer for The Myeloma Beacon gave me invaluable experience in conveying complex scientific and medical news to a patient audience. Serving as managing editor gave me the unique opportunity to strengthen leadership skills by managing fellow interns and directing the content on the site. I would recommend this internship to any students interested in career possibilities outside the laboratory or those who wish to strengthen their writing skills.
Emily Cole, Myeloma Beacon Managing Editor and Writer
Princeton University, Graduate Student

Working as a Managing Editor on a Beacon site has been an amazing experience. I highly recommend this position to anyone seriously interested in science writing or editing as a career. As Managing Editor, I've guided a team of writers and editors, interviewed scientists and written articles, edited and shaped content, and helped my team understand and convey science to a broader audience. Even more, I've had a direct impact on creating and developing a website, which is an experience I would not have had anywhere else. Thanks to my internship as a Managing Editor, I've made the decision to pursue science writing as a career, and now have the skills and experience I need to make it happen.
Courtney McQueen, AIDS Beacon Managing Editor
Princeton University, Graduate Student