Axle Informatics

Technical Writer Intern

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/7/2018 12:20 PM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


Axle Informatics is looking for a quick learning, detail-oriented student to be the next intern in a high-performing, fast-paced IT department at an amazing company.


Axle Informatics is a bioinformatics and information technology company that offers innovative informatics, technology services, and enterprise solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in bioinformatics, software engineering, and program management, we focus on developing and applying informatics tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate the discovery in translational research.


We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We are looking for a candidate to support the many ongoing projects within the NIH


Position’s Main Objective  


Within the NIH, the number of independent laboratories and core facilities continue to grow at a staggering rate. As labs grow larger and take on more projects and clients, the demand for a platform capable of supporting their initiatives becomes very important. In order to meet this ever-increasing demand, we provide a reliable platform that is capable of managing the labs growth, as well as the large data sets that they process.


During this internship, you will work with developers to gain an in-depth understanding of the framework and services that are the underlying engine behind the platform. By working with internal teams, you will gain comprehensive technical information and translate that into manuals, knowledge based articles and diagrams for technical and non-technical audiences.




Specific Tasks 

  • Work with development teams to understand technical terminology and workflows
  • Understand both internal and external user needs
  • Use documentation to improve internal and external communication
  • Develop a consistent style of documentation
  • Maintain and update outdated documentation
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the documentation and modify when needed


Learning Objectives

  • Intern will improve technical knowledge, while gaining valuable insight into the software development process
  • Intern will improve their overall business communication skills
  • Intern will learn how to use proper documentation to improve internal and external communication
  • Intern will become proficient in industry standard applications such as Jira, Visio, Github, Prezi and more




  • Junior or senior BA or working towards a MS in Communications or English
  • Strong English grammar, proofreading and editing skills
  • Interest in technology and software development
  • Ability to comprehend technical terms and jargon
  • Strong attention to details
  • People person who is comfortable talking to different people
  • Ability to overcome language barriers


The diversity of Axle’s employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate. 



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