The UW Biodiversity Institute is offering a social media and communications internship. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated student with a passion for communicating science to non-scientists Through this internship, the successful candidate will gain hands-on experience in science communication.
Depending on current Biodiversity Institute needs and applicant’s skills, responsibilities may include:
The intern will be jointly supervised by Abbey Morales, our Communications and Marketing Specialist, and Bethann Garramon Merkle, who manages our impact assessment efforts. The intern will also work with the rest of the Institute team.
The ideal candidate will have prior internship or professional experience in communications as well as a strong desire to gain content management and science communications skills in a professional setting.
Relevant skills include:
Opportunities & Benefits
The UW Biodiversity Institute is operated by a team of experienced science communications and public engagement faculty and staff with experience in writing, editing, design, photography, video, social media and media relations, in addition to domain specialties such as citizen science, K-12 science education, art-science integration, public engagement programs, and research in biodiversity, science communication, and more. The Social Media Communications Intern will join this team alongside an active crew of interns already working in visual communication (e.g., graphic design, science illustration) and student volunteers active in numerous UW Biodiversity Institute programs.
We provide active training, proactive supervision, and work with interns to identify work plans that will build skills and result in mutually beneficial work products. We also support professional development, including potential travel to conferences, etc. Past and current interns have led the production of several print publications, transitioned into longer-term employment roles, and have leveraged their portfolios from their time with us toward major career steps after graduation.
To Apply Submit application to Abbey Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org. Initial review of applications will begin September 30, 2021. This position is open until filled. Application should include:
About the UW Biodiversity Institute
Located in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center at the University of Wyoming. The UW Biodiversity Institute fosters the understanding, appreciation and conservation of biological diversity through innovative research, education, and outreach, and by engaging a broad audience in the scientific process.
The Biodiversity Institute works with scientists, resource managers, educators, and the public to further the understanding and conservation of biodiversity. We seek to provide a unique service to Wyoming and beyond by facilitating collaborative research projects, disseminating research, distributing grants,
and providing educational, outreach, and citizen science programs for scientists, students and the public. Our communications efforts produce and distribute a wide variety of communications materials to share the work of UW biodiversity researchers with broad audiences.
The UW Biodiversity Institute and the University of Wyoming are an equal opportunity employer, and the Institute also provides a flexible and supportive working environment.