The Integration and Application Network (IAN; ian.umces.edu) 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 (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.umces.edu&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C0c1b1f3ac6634481e8c608d6a21df6c0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636874646923937209&sdata=%2Fx0fbi9rBSU3Y9%2FSYUB%2FJ3l%2FMUs9FCh5ijcONyw5%2FoA%3D&reserved=0) 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. A background in biology or
environmental science is required. Experience in sound editing skills is
highly preferred. 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
firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15th, 2019.
April 15th or sooner. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Six months with the possibility of an additional six months.
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
– A writing sample
UMCES, a research institution, is comprised of four laboratories and
Maryland Sea Grant, which are located in different regions throughout the
state. More about UMCES can be found at https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.umces.edu%2Flocations&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C0c1b1f3ac6634481e8c608d6a21df6c0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636874646923937209&sdata=tMjKkYhKe8mWR1ZrFEQDh0139whalUNitDOABQzoq3k%3D&reserved=0. Maryland
Sea Grant (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.mdsg.umd.edu&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C0c1b1f3ac6634481e8c608d6a21df6c0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636874646923937209&sdata=BJkralNwp2EDGo75xO3Ie%2B0nAoLoOVy2cW6p61GJXaw%3D&reserved=0), located in College Park, is a federal-state
partnership that supports scientific research, education, and outreach
focused on restoring and preserving the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s
coastal bays and watershed resources. We serve as a bridge between
scientific expertise and the needs of people who manage, conserve, enjoy,
and make their living from the Chesapeake Bay, America’s largest and most
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is an equal
opportunity employer. The Center’s policies, programs, and activities are
in conformance with pertinent Federal and State laws and regulations on
nondiscrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, national origin,
sex, and disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational
Amendments; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; or related legal requirements
should be directed to the Director of Human Relations, Center
Administration, P.O. Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613.