Ralph Kistler Research Internship

Summer 2021: June – August
Location: Remote or Local (Bethesda, MD)
Work hours: M-F, 9:00 – 5:00 pm ET
Stipend: $2,500
Application deadline:  March 26, 2021

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Ralph Kistler Research Internship

The Hydrocephalus Association seeks applicants for the Ralph Kistler Research Internship. The internship is for undergraduate college students who are interested in the sciences, public health, and non-profit operations.

Under the guidance of the Hydrocephalus Association National Director of Research, the intern will be involved with specific research projects and activities that advance the mission of the Association. These projects and activities may be related to the HA patient powered registry (hydroassoc.org/HAPPIER), the HA Network for Discovery Science (HANDS.hydroassoc.org), and/or other initiatives of the Association.

In addition, the intern will be involved with developing blogs and other research communications geared toward the hydrocephalus community, interact with community members, clinicians, and scientists who support the Association, and aid in running a research grant cycle.

Ralph Kistler was a longtime friend of the Hydrocephalus Association. The Ralph Kistler Research Internship commemorates Ralph’s spirit and the impact he had on the hydrocephalus community.


  • Undergraduate currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Remote Interns: computer and reliable internet service

Application Materials

Hydrocephalus Association

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is the largest national nonprofit organization dedicated to hydrocephalus. The mission of the Hydrocephalus Association is to find a cure for hydrocephalus and improve the lives of those affected by the condition. This will be accomplished by collaborating with patients, caregivers, researchers and industry, raising awareness, and funding innovative, high-impact research to prevent, treat and ultimately cure hydrocephalus. HA’s vision is a future without hydrocephalus.

If interested, please submit all application materials to: research@hydroassoc.org.  Please include “Ralph Kistler Research Internship” in the subject line. No telephone calls, please.