Call for Applications: AJKD Editorial Internship Program 2020-21

March 26 Update:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the application deadline has been extended to May 30, 2020.

In addition, to accommodate possible disruption to normal operations, the start date for the internship will be pushed back to Sep 1, 2020.

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 an episode of the NKF podcast series, Life as a Nephrologist, and read about their experience in this Editorial, The AJKD Editorial Internship: Insights From the Inaugural Class of Editorial Interns. Meet the 2019-20 Editorial Interns in this blog post.

The AJKD Editorial Internship will run from July September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 (see update above). Interns will meet with editors by teleconference every other week for 90 minutes 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 2020 Kidney Week in Denver, CO.

AJKD Editorial Interns at Kidney Week 2019. From L-R: Harish Seethapathy, Editor-in-Chief Harold Feldman, Bethany Roehm, Amy Yau, and Deputy Editor Jeff Berns.

In addition, AJKD will cover the registration fees and provide a $500 travel stipend for the NKF 2021 Spring Clinical Meetings in Orlando, FL.

AJKD Editorial Interns at Spring Clinical Meeting 2019. From L-R: Editorial Interns Adrian Whelan, Devika Nair, and Samantha Gelfand, with 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 from Program Director or Division Chief recommending the Fellow and providing a commitment to ensure sufficient release time for the Fellow to attend internship calls

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 May 30, 2020. Successful candidates will be notified by June July 1, 2020.



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