Social Impact Intern


About SIR 

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a thriving professional medical society dedicated to optimizing patient care and improving lives through minimally invasive, image-guided treatments. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, SIR represents one of the most innovative, exciting, and competitive specialties in medicine today. SIR is a 501(c)(6) professional association that supports nearly 9,000 interventional radiology physicians, trainees, medical students, scientists, and clinical professionals. SIR is also comprised of SIR’s 501(c)(3) Foundation, which focuses on research and fundraising to advance the future of interventional radiology. Together SIR and SIR Foundation have 50 staff, combined annual revenues of $10 million, and assets of $18 million. 

Position Summary:

This Clinical Research and Grants Intern is responsible for assisting with the clinical research programs and grants of the Society of Interventional Radiology and SIR Foundation. This position primarily entails communicating with grant recipients for marketing/promotional purposes, coordinating SIR Foundation’s diversity and inclusion efforts, and supporting the Associate of Clinical Research and grants in their various tasks. The intern is expected to work part time (~10 hours/week) and can be used to fulfill an internship requirement as part of their university curriculum.   


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Create and work on collecting videos from past and current GEMS and SMIP recipients; reaching out to past recipients and working on creating an automated ask for future awardees
  • Work on the Summer Medical Internship Program Takeover with SIR Comms manager 
  • Create the IR Lunch & Learn graphics for speakers 
  • Support communication efforts; organize marketing/promotional campaigns that provide feedback on our grants program via questionnaires, social media, and graphic design campaigns 

Secondary Functions and Responsibilities

  • Communicate findings with the SIR Foundation Research and Grants team
  • Attend various SIR Foundation committee calls (many take place during the evening)
  • Support the Associate/Coordinator of Clinical Research and Grants as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required 
  • Superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail


  • Bachelor of Science degree encouraged but not required. 
  • Working towards a Masters in Public Health is preferred.


  • Experience in working in a fast paced environment 


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Small, fast-paced open office environment with moderate noise levels. All SIR employees have the option for hybrid or fully remote work based on position and job requirements. Use of phones and computers for extended periods of time. Utilize office equipment and communication technologies for conference calls and teleconference meetings and webinars. Requires general mobility to move through the facility. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Frequent interaction with internal staff and physician members and volunteer board via phone, in person, email, and other mediums. Normal sitting and standing activities for an office environment. Some travel primarily for Annual Meeting. 

SIR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.