SciComm Intern in ESA’s Washington, DC office

ESA seeks an energetic ecology, biology, or environmental science student or recent graduate with strong communication skills to help raise awareness of events at ESA and the research published in our scholarly journals.

The communications intern will work with Liza Lester, ESA’s public information manager, to track news stories about the society and its publications, update webpages, and share society news through ESA’s social media channels. Though the primary duties are databasing, webpage upkeep, and social media messaging, there may be opportunities to write or produce other creative work for ESA’s news page, Ecotone, pending time available and demonstrated ability.

Specific Activities:

* Data entry: track coverage of ESA in the news using Google search tools and record details in our news archive; collate information on presenters at ESA’s annual meeting

* Web content: format graphics and text for publication on ESA webpages; locate and caption appropriate images to illustrate news items=20

* Social media: create and schedule teasers for research articles, presentations, news, and events

* Fact-checking: research biographical details and other background information for ESA news articles.


* Graduate student, senior undergraduate, or recent graduate of a biological or environmental sciences program=20

* Experience and interest in ecological research and science communication

* Demonstrated writing ability

* Familiar with Microsoft Excel, Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook

* Familiar with ESA scholarly journals a plus

* Basic HTML skills a plus

* Willing to perform data-entry and other basic tasks

* Willing to learn as needed and follow directions=20

* Must enjoy working effectively as part of a team

* Ability to maintain confidentiality=20

* Hours are flexible, but you must be available to work 10-20 hours per week in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office during business hours (9am-6pm; M-F)

This is a paid, part-time internship based in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office. The position is funded through June 30, 2017 and pays $15 per hour. Applicants must be available to work a regular schedule, 10-20 hours per week during business hours (9am-6pm; M-F). =20

How to apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Liza Lester, Please put “Communications Intern” in the subject line. The position is open until filled.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity employer.=20