Job Vacancies

Along with regular professional vacancies, IAN also runs an intern program in science communication.

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Web Content Specialist

The Web Content Specialist will be responsible for developing content that tracks the progress towards meeting the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. This role will also focus on the development of a communication strategy focused on environmental indicators of health and restoration. The position will support accountability and transparency of the Chesapeake Bay Programs' efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay thru the following:

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree with at least five years of professional experience, or equivalent commensurate experience in information technologies with an emphasis on web development. Background in web content development, content strategy and excellent communication skills are required. Job experience with an science-based organization is preferred.

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 3 references prior to 7 August 2014 to Dave Nemazie at

Search will remain opened until filled. The successful candidate may be required to submit to a federal background check. UMCES is an EOE/AA employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and women are encouraged to apply.

Science Communication Intern

The Integration and Application Network (IAN; seeks a science communication intern to join a dynamic group of Science Integrators and Science Communicators at IAN and EcoCheck ( at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science ( and assist in the creation of effective science communication products. This position will support IANs 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:

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 and we will be accepting applications throughout the Summer/Fall of 2013. Candidates of interest will be notified within two weeks of application submission.

Send applications to Ken Barton at Applications should include the following items: