Science Communication Internship 2019
The Darling Marine Center is seeking a motivated undergraduate or graduate student from a Maine college or university to write weekly news stories, lead public tours, and contribute to community engagement efforts. The ideal candidate is a journalism major with passion for science writing or a marine science student with strong journalism and communication skills. The internship will run for 10-12 weeks beginning in late May or early June.
Primary responsibilities will include:
- Weekly press releases related to the Darling Marine Center and marine sciences at the University of Maine
- Create social media content, primarily Facebook
- Photography to accompany media releases, etc.
- Coordinate and host weekly public tours
- Coordinate and host weekly public seminar series
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 guide
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Interest/knowledge in natural sciences
- Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Facebook, 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
Selected intern will receive a stipend of $500/week plus housing at the DMC.
To apply, email a cover letter, CV, two references, and two samples of your writing (ideally at least one of which is a non-academic piece) to Linda Healy.
Application deadline: March 8, 2019.