We're hiring!

We are currently seeking applicants for our science communication internship. This internship is targeted to graduate or advanced undergraduate students with backgrounds in science and communication. A degree in biology, environmental science, or related field is required. Interns are 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.

The science communication intern will have multiple duties depending on their qualifications and interests. Tasks may include:

  • editing text, photos, and videos,
  • creating new vector images and conceptual diagrams
  • conducting data analysis with Excel and R
  • plotting spatial data and preparing maps
  • creating print-ready InDesign documents
  • working with media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
  • creating high quality videos with After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro

This is a contractual, hourly appointment. The chosen candidate will receive a competitive hourly wage and subsidized healthcare benefits may be available depending on number of hours worked. Additionally, interns will gain valuable skills in 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.

This position will be located in Cambridge, Maryland or Annapolis, Maryland, based on the needs of the team. Send applications to afries@umces.edu by July 9th, 2021.