Research Intern

Children's National

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 17, 2024

Research Intern - (2400002K)


 The Research Intern is an entry level clinical research position. The Intern will perform a variety of research, database and clerical duties of a routine and technical nature to support clinical trials and assist investigators to organize, gather and compile clinical research data. The Intern will primarily be responsible for the collection, aggregation and analysis of data. The Research Intern will also perform administrative duties such as data entry, filing, recordkeeping, photocopying and creating flyers/posters. The Research Intern will be supervised by a senior research staff member or principal investigator. 


 Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED (Required) Or

Bachelor's Degree May require a Bachelor’s degree based on the specific internship program. (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience

2 years 0-2 years related experience. 2 years experience working in a medical or scientific research setting, preferred (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge

Demonstrated adherence to the standards for the responsible conduct of research.

Knowledge of basic mathematics, data collection and analysis and research principles.

Knowledge of human subjects research.

Excellent computer skills in a Windows and/or Mac environment.

Excellent organizational, writing, editing and proofreading skills.

Required Licenses and Certifications

CITI Certification (Required)

Functional Accountabilities

Responsible Conduct of Research

  • Consistently demonstrates adherence to the standards for the responsible conduct of research.
  • Plans, conducts and manages research projects within federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Uses research funds and resources appropriately.
  • Maintains confidentiality of data as required.
  • Meets all annual job-related training and compliance requirements.

Project Administration

  • Ensures compliance with program guidelines and requirements of funding and regulatory agencies.
  • Completes IRB submissions accurately and on time.
  • Anticipates study needs and works to fulfill them in a timely manner.
  • Seeks assistance when needed.

Data Collection

  • Collects data in order to facilitate operational and clinical research activities.
  • Enters clinical and research data and information into database; includes CRFs and sample tracking databases.
  • Follows established guidelines in the collection of clinical data and/or administration of clinical studies.
  • Supports aggregation and analysis of study data as directed by senior research staff.

Professional Development

  • Attends and contributes to team meetings, including working to set and achieve project timelines and deliverables.
  • Stays informed of and adheres to human research protection guidelines, relevant best practices and changes to any research protocol.
  • Obtains training and certification as required by study protocol (e.g. CITI training).
  • Completes all study requirements, such as CHEX and Human Subjects training, as required.

Organizational Accountabilities

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

  • Organizational Commitment/Identification Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things


  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance


Primary Location: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations: 

Sheikh Zayed Campus 

111 Michigan Avenue 

 Washington 20010

Job: Internship / Trainee

Organization: Ctr Clinical & Community Rsrch

Position Status: R (Regular) - O - PRN

Shift: Variable

Work Schedule: M-F

Job Posting: Feb 13, 2024, 3:59:41 PM

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