Along with regular professional vacancies, IAN also runs an intern program in science communication.
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Cloud Solutions Specialist for the Chesapeake Collaborative Computer Center
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science invites applications for a Cloud Solutions Specialist for the Chesapeake Collaborative Computing Center (CCCC). The successful candidate will work in partnership with the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program staff at its Annapolis office.
This position is a great opportunity to use your skills and experience to contribute to a variety of highly visible projects. The successful candidate needs to be a motivated self-starter. This role will interface directly with multiple cross-functional teams across the organization to help transition applications and services into the cloud. The successful candidate will be highly creative and innovative and will work directly with the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Data Center Manger and key information technology staff. Typical areas of responsibility for this position will include:
- Assist in the development of solutions for business needs with commercially-available cloud-based technologies by evaluating different technology options and vendor products, such as Amazon Web Service, Azure, and Rackspace;
- Provide the technical expertise to determine, understand, and technically translate requirements into technical specifications for procurement and delivery of cloud-based services;
- Understand the various cloud computing architectures (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS) necessary to procure and configure cloud-based services and assist in the migration of web sites and applications to cloud infrastructure;
- Participate in significant architectural decisions and strategy development;
- Develop and implement methods to provide controlled access to cloud-based assets for multiple partner organizations;
- Candidates should have an undergraduate or advanced degree with at least two years of professional experience, or equivalent commensurate experience in information technologies with an emphasis on cloud-based computing systems. Background in systems administration and excellent communication skills are required.
The successful candidate is entitled to University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience. The funding for this position is from a federal grant. Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Dave Nemazie at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 21 September 2015.
The position will remain opened until filled. The successful candidate may be required to submit to a federal background check. UMCES is an EEO/AA employer.
Science Communication Intern
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 IAN and EcoCheck (www.eco-check.org) at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (www.umces.edu) 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 will be 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 new 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:
The successful candidate will receive a competitive stipend. Additionally, interns will gain valuable skills in the burgeoning field of 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.
The successful student will work primarily at the Integration and Application Network on the Horn Point Laboratory campus of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Cambridge, Maryland.
Internship dates are flexible. Candidates of interest will be notified within two weeks of application submission.
Send applications to Ken Barton at email@example.com. 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