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Are you a Tufts student with skills in journalism, drama, design, business, and/or multimedia content creation and editing? Would you like to gain professional experience while helping Tufts Office of the Vice Provost for Research build a training program? Are you interested in learning about the growing field of research administration from Tufts experts?

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is seeking students to assist in the creation of multimedia training materials to be used in upcoming trainings for the Office of Research Administration. Students will work with staff from the Office of Research Administration (described in detail below) to create written, audio, and/or visual content for a comprehensive training program.

Drawing on student expertise, internship projects will include examples such as:

  • producing short training films;
  • producing tools or case studies;
  • voice acting/dramatic expertise to provide scripted narration or scenarios on assigned topics;
  • developing interviews with research administrators about key elements of their work;
  • designing templates and infographics about research administration
  • creating marketing and communications documents to bring the attention of the research administration community to training resources on topics produced

Eligibility for Application

To be eligible for internship funding, applicants must:

  • Be currently matriculated in a Tufts University school,
  • Be continuing their studies throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, and
  • Be committed to implementing the activities of the project.

Timeline and Stipend

The project activities will take place in Summer 2017. Students will receive hourly pay in addition to reimbursement of expenses.

Application Components

1) Resume and Cover Letter

2) List of any relevant creative/freelance projects

3) Link to a portfolio of your work, work samples, or a reel is highly desireable.

Application Deadline & Submission

The deadline for application is noon EST, April 30, 2017.

Application can be sent electronically to or mailed to Laura Lucas, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 136 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111.


Questions can be addressed to Laura Lucas, Ph.D., Training and Development, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, at Please feel free to inquire before applying if you would like assistance in determining whether the project aligns with your skills and interests.

About Research Administration at Tufts

Research administration professionals work to support investigators in shouldering the administrative burden of managing sponsored research, increasing investigators’ capacity to perform active research. By skillfully performing business functions related to pre-award proposal preparation, research administrators assist investigators in the competition for an increasingly limited pool of sponsored-research funding. Professional support of post-award management by research administrators bolsters compliance and decreases financial risk for investigators and for the institution alike.