March of Dimes Internships
The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. We have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Our recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine.
Since 2003, our fight to save babies has been strongly characterized by our Prematurity Campaign. The rising incidence of premature birth has demanded action, and the March of Dimes has responded by initiating an intensive, multi-year campaign to raise awareness and find the causes of prematurity.
Internships: The March of Dimes offers internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates in our National Office in White Plain, NY, our Office of Government Affairs in Washington, DC, and select regional offices (click the link below to see current availability). Internships are based on the March of Dimes’ needs and are assigned to candidates with the appropriate skills and interests.
*Learn about our mission to improve the health of babies
*Work closely with a March of Dimes mentor and other staff
*Gain practical experience in a specific area
*Earn academic credits