All of Us Research Program Policy Office

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Faculty Name: 
All of Us Policy Office
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Eligibility: Interested candidates must be U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents, or have a valid immigration status. The NIH Division of International Services (https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/pes/dis/Pages/default.aspx) must review and approve all documentation to ensure the work is compliant with applicable U.S. immigration laws and regulations.

Compensation: 
unpaid
Closing Date: 
March 15, 2021
Location or Campus: 
Washington, D.C., metro area
Hours Per Week: 
Varies

Desired Academic Year: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Project Description: 

The All of Us Research Program Policy Office strives to establish and promote policies and procedures that elevate the All of Us (AoU) core values, while also meeting our ethical, legal, and regulatory obligations. To this end, the Policy Office liaises with individuals and teams across the program to ensure a consistent, legal, and ethical approach to every program endeavor. The Policy Office plays a number of additional, specific roles, including: 1) advising divisions within the program on a variety of topics, including participant engagement, genomics, return of results, biospecimen access, and emerging technologies; 2) playing an active role on AoU governance bodies, and overseeing the creation of their policies and procedures; 3) establishing program policies on privacy and enforcing compliance with these policies; and 4) advancing the ethical, legal, and social implications vision of the program.

The interns will work on projects including:
• performing analyses on topical policy issues relevant to the Office (e.g. related to requirements for consent, return of results, pediatric engagement)
• writing policy memos
• developing content and shared resources for the All of Us program on priority policy and ELSI topics
• conducting literature reviews on topics of interest, including as part of ongoing internal ELSI research projects
• supporting the All of Us ELSI Brain Trust.



Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

Onboarding information: All interns are onboarded via the NIH Special Volunteer (https://oir.nih.gov/sourcebook/personnel/ipds-appointment-mechanisms/gue...) hiring mechanism. A Special Volunteer is an individual who provides research services, direct patient care, clerical support, technical assistance, or any other necessary services for NIH but is not financially compensated for their activities or actions.

Lead time: The general onboarding process is approximately 2 weeks. Background check, NIH Issued laptop, and email aren’t required.

Please contact aoupolicy@mail.nih.gov to learn more and share your resume or CV.