Science Communication Intern Position

Subject: Science Communication Intern Position

Hi everyone,

Please see the position announcement for an intern:

The Integration and Application Network (IAN; seeks a science communication intern to join a dynamic group of Science Integrators and Science Communicators at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science ( and assist in the creation of effective science communication products. This position will support IAN’s goal of not just studying but solving environmental problems through data synthesis and science communication. Previous interns have gone on to graduate schools like Yale, Oxford University (U.K.), and American University, and to other careers including at the National Aquarium, University of Maryland, planning offices, etc.

Expected qualifications and skills:
This internship is targeted to graduate or advanced undergraduate students with backgrounds in science and communication. Sound editing skills and a background in biology or environmental science are required. Interns are expected to work with a variety of software packages including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and GIS applications. Training will be provided, but familiarity with these products is preferable.

Responsibilities and duties:
The science communication intern will have multiple duties depending on their qualifications and interests. Tasks may include:
editing text, photos, and videos,
working with media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc., creating new vector images and conceptual diagrams, plotting spatial data and preparing maps, and creating print-ready InDesign documents.
Included in internship:

This is a contractual, hourly appointment. The chosen candidate will receive a competitive hourly wage and subsidized healthcare benefits may be available depending on number of hours worked.
Additionally, interns will gain valuable skills in science communication, including desktop publishing, spatial analysis, environmental assessment, and effective communication. The team provides a dynamic, fun, and exciting atmosphere, as well as a chance to work on some of the most pressing local, national, and global environmental problems.

This position will be located in Cambridge, Maryland or Annapolis, Maryland, based on the needs of the team. Send applications to by July 25th, 2018.

Applications should include the following items:
A letter of interest including a clear statement of why you would like to participate in this internship A Curriculum Vitae including two references (with email and phone contact information) A writing sample

UMCES is an AA/EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.