Science Communication Internship

The Darling Marine Center is seeking a motivated UMaine student (both graduate and undergraduate students will also be considered) to write weekly news stories, lead public tours, and contribute to community engagement efforts. The internship will run for 12 weeks beginning in late May.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • weekly press releases related to the Darling Marine Center and marine sciences at the University of Maine
  • photography to accompany media releases, etc.
  • lead public tours
  • help host special events

Additional tasks may include:

  • writing feature stories for other UMaine outlets
  • help maintaining DMC mailing list
  • help maintaining DMC photo database (identify people, keyword, photo credits, etc.)

Skills/knowledge sought in candidate:

  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • knowledge of standard AP/UMaine editorial style guides
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • interest/knowledge in natural sciences
  • working knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Facebook, Twitter, iPhoto or Photos.
  • ideally, experience with multimedia production (video, audio, graphic design) for social media and digital formats
  • ideally, formal previous experience as a freelance writer or journalist

To apply, email a cover letter, CV, and two samples of your writing – ideally at least one of which is a non academic piece – to Linda Healy.

Application deadline March 20, 2017.

Selected intern will receive stipend and housing at the DMC.