Call for Applications: AJKD Editorial Internship Program

AJKD invites applications for its yearlong Editorial Internship Program, which will provide editorial experience to nephrology fellows interested in research, education, teaching, or medical editing/writing.

AJKD Editorial Interns have the opportunity to follow manuscripts from submission to publication, gaining experience in the peer review process by using original submissions to develop skills in assessing manuscripts’ novelty, validity, and clinical relevance. To learn more, listen to this interview with the 2018-19 Interns on a recent episode of the NKF podcast series, Life as a Nephrologist.

The AJKD Editorial Internship will run from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Interns meet regularly via teleconference and can expect to devote 2 to 4 hours per week to the program.

AJKD Editorial Interns will be invited to attend the annual AJKD Editorial Board meeting at ASN’s 2019 Kidney Week in Washington, DC. In addition, AJKD will cover the registration fees for NKF’s 2020 Spring Clinical Meetings in New Orleans, LA.

AJKD Editorial Interns at Kidney Week 2018. From L-R: Deputy Editor Jeff Berns; Editorial Interns Samantha Gelfand, Pascale Khairallah, Devika Nair, Adrian Whelan; Editor-in-Chief Harold Feldman

Applicants are restricted to current first-year fellows (and second-year fellows who will be doing a third fellowship year) in US or Canadian nephrology fellowship training programs. Selection of AJKD Editorial Interns will consider candidates’ writing and medical literature research skills.

Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Letter of recommendation from Program Director or Division Chief

Please apply by e-mail to, attaching all 3 documents as separate DOC/PDF files, with the subject line “Editorial Internship Application.”

The application deadline is April 30, 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by June 1, 2019.


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