Internship Forum

Internship Forum

Internships provide prospective medical writers with practical training in an established commercial environment. The EMWA Internship Forum was established to bring together prospective medical writers seeking experience with companies willing to offer internships.

Participants must be EMWA members, but do not necessarily need to participate in the conference. Participation in the Internship Forum is free however participation in the Forum does not permit attendance at other events unless the participant is registered for the EMWA conference and registration covers Friday.


Thursday 04 May


Regulatory Medical Writing for Newbies (Raquel Billiones, Clinipace Worldwide)


Getting Your Foot in the Door: How to Build Experience to Get a First Medical Writing Job (Phil Leventhal, 4 Clinics France)


Informal meet and greet

This session is similar to a job fair: each participating company will have a table where their representatives and interested prospective interns can meet. Even though no formal application is required, it does not hurt to bring along your CV.


Pre-booked appointments

Prospective interns can pre-book appointments with the companies they are interested in. For a list of companies with confirmed participation, see


Career coaching

Attendees will have the opportunity to book a 30-minute, one-on-one session with specialised career consultants to learn how to leverage their unique skills and successfully land a job as a medical writer. The topics covered will include:

  • tailoring academic CVs into medical writing-specific resumes
  • mastering the medical writing interview process
  • making use of LinkedIn profiles to build a strong personal brand
  • using social media to network effectively.

To book a time slot for a one-on-one consultation during the forum, email Jackie Johnson, and Evguenia Alechine, Please include your CV with your email.


For more details about the Internship Forum, visit the Internship Forum page at or contact the Internship Forum team directly (