Call for Applications: AJKD Editorial Internship Program 2022-23

AJKD invites applications for its Editorial Internship Program, which will provide editorial experience to early career researchers interested in education, teaching, or medical editing/writing.

AJKD Editorial Interns will 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. They will meet regularly with AJKD editors via Zoom video conference for an overview of different roles within the journal and discuss ethical issues in journal publication and management.

AJKD Editorial Interns will be invited to attend the annual Editorial Board meeting around Kidney Week. For the duration of the internship year, they will receive complimentary membership to the National Kidney Foundation and free registration to the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings. In addition, they will be recognized on the website and masthead of the journal.

Eligible applicants will include:

  1. Trainees in fellowship programs who have completed at least one year of clinical nephrology training;
  2. Early career clinicians or researchers (MD, PhD, or equivalent) not more than two years after first faculty appointment who have a strong focus on kidney diseases.

Selection of AJKD Editorial Interns will consider candidates’ research experience and writing skills. The internship program will run from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Interns can expect to devote 2-4 hours per week to the program. Applicants from across the world are welcomed but must be able to attend these meetings:

  • Internship calls on 1st Thursdays and 3rd Fridays, 3-4.30pm ET (September-June)
  • Editorial calls on Mondays, 3.30-5pm ET (October and February)

Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Letter from supervisor recommending the candidate and providing a commitment to ensure sufficient release time to attend internship and editorial 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 30, 2022. Successful candidates will be notified by June 1, 2022.

To learn more about the program, listen to this interview with the 2019-20 Editorial Interns on an episode of the NKF podcast series, Life as a Nephrologist, and read about the experiences of the 2018-19 Interns in this AJKD Editorial, The AJKD Editorial Internship: Insights From the Inaugural Class of Editorial Interns.

2020-21 AJKD Editorial Interns: Krishna Agarwal, (top left), Arun Rajasekaran (top right), Debbie Chen (middle of second row), and Racquel Holmes (middle right)

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.

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




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