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BACKGROUND: For 15 years, the Center for Genetics and Society (CGS) has led the way in public interest efforts to reclaim human biotechnologies for the common good. We bring a social justice, human rights, and public interest perspective to our work on human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies and practices, supporting those that are beneficial and opposing those that threaten to exacerbate inequality, discrimination, and conflict.

CGS is a nonprofit organization based in Berkeley, CA that is fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center. We work with a growing network of scholars across a range of disciplines; with scientists, health professionals, legal experts, and policy analysts; and with advocates across a range of civil society sectors (reproductive health, rights and justice; racial justice; disability rights; LGBTQI communities; environmentalism; and others). Our work includes building collaborative relationships within this network, a comprehensive communications program, policy advocacy, and advocacy-oriented research. For more information, visit www.geneticsandsociety.org.


The temporary staff assistant will assist with all aspects of CGSís programmatic activities. Duties will include, but will not be limited to, assistance with CGSís online operations (posting to the website, writing blogs, producing multimedia, preparing newsletters, assisting with a webinar series, maintaining social media accounts and media analytics, etc.); assistance with research, policy efforts, and public awareness campaigns; and assistance in researching, writing, and editing CGS whitepapers, reports and other written materials. The temporary staff assistant will work with CGS staff and fellows, and have the opportunity to meet colleagues from CGSís wide network of scholars and public interest advocates working on the social implications of human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong people and networking skills
  • Strong knowledge of or affinity for online communications tools and applications
  • Passion for CGSís mission and commitment to social justice and the public interest

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with or strong interest in the politics and social implications of human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies, and basic scientific understanding of them
  • Experience in political or community organizing
  • Bachelorís degree or upper division undergraduate
Commitment, compensation, course credit:
  • 2-4 month internships are available
  • Stipend/salary negotiable depending on experience and skills
  • Course credit may be arranged in cooperation with your institution

The Center for Genetics and Society, a project of Tides Center, is an ďat-willĒ and equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated individuals, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified applicants with disabilities may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Elliot Hosman at jobs@geneticsandsociety.org with the word ďInternĒ in the subject line. Only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide references and writing samples.


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