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Rich Saitz Addiction Medicine Editorial Internship

Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence & American College of Academic Addiction Medicine

Applications open: 1 August 2023
Deadline for applications: 31 August 2023
Compensation: $2000 USD
Duration: 1 October 2023–30 June 2024 (approximately 5 hours per month)
Open to: Addiction Medicine fellows

Position Description

The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center’s Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence(AOD Health) & the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM) seek applications from addiction medicine fellows for our Rich Saitz Addiction Medicine Editorial Internship. Qualified applicants will have strong English-language writing skills and an interest in addiction medicine publishing and critical appraisal of the peer-reviewed literature. Editorial interns will be mentored by senior addiction medicine faculty to gain experience in rigorous review of the addiction medicine literature and the field of academic publishing. This experience will serve as a launching point for an addiction medicine fellow to take on future roles in editing and publishing the in the field of addiction medicine. The editorial internship is directed by Dr Darius Rastegar (Johns Hopkins Medicine).

Editorial intern duties:

  • Together with AOD Health Associate Editor(s), co-author 3-5 article summaries of current addiction medicine literature publications (see example here).
  • Perform a literature search of journals covered by AOD Health to identify potential articles for coverage 3-5 times per year. Subsequently meet with AOD Health editorial team to review list of identified articles (usually 20-30 total) and provide a very brief justification for each.
  • Participate in other activities (eg, podcasts, interviews with authors, etc), depending on the intern’s level of interest.
  • The intern should expect to spend approximately 5 hours per month on internship-related tasks.

Application Process

Incoming addiction medicine fellows can submit their applications at the link below between 1-31 August 2023. Applications should include:

  • Cover letter briefly describing applicant’s interest in and any prior experience with addiction medicine publishing
  • CV
  • A writing sample (preferably single or first-author; can be linked, or sent via attachment)
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About AOD

Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence is a free, non-commercial online newsletter of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center, summarizing the latest clinically relevant research on alcohol, illicit drugs, and health. Through summaries of important alcohol and other drug research published in peer-reviewed journals, downloadable teaching presentations, and feature articles on substance use research ethics, the newsletter provides valuable information to improve clinical teaching, practice, and research. For more details, visit  

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