Media & Communications Intern

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10-12 hours per week for at least one semester



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1721 Broadway
United States


Science Corps Media & Communications Intern

Sector: Non-profit

Pay: Not initially, but possibility to grow into paid role.  Willing to help arrange academic credit, if possible.

Organization: The mission of Science Corps is to build scientific capacity in underdeveloped parts of the world, fostering the power of science education to drive innovation and development.  Science Corps accomplishes this mission by placing individuals who have recently completed their PhD in a STEM subject area to teach science abroad during a six-month fellowship.  During the fellowship, Science Corps Fellows will support innovative local schools and projects by developing scientific curricula, hosting workshops, and demonstrating experiments that provide students with hands-on science experience.

Visit Science Corps for more information.

Job Descriptions and Duties: The intern will help create, brand, and maintain an organizational presence for Science Corps on social media, using all appropriate platforms.  They will assist in writing and developing of original content as well as identifying relevant articles and content to share from science publications and similar organizations.  The intern will assist with an upcoming video project, helping to edit and arrange for production needs. They will have the opportunity to learn about identifying and applying for foundation grants, and may assist in writing and editing sections of grant proposals.  The intern will also play a role in using online and offline marketing to recruit recently-completed PhD scientists to apply for the Science Corps fellowship.

Qualifications: Current college or graduate student with relevant coursework and educational background.  Prefer experience in HootSuite or similar social media management platforms. Strong writing and editing skills required; basic knowledge of employing different digital marketing strategies and using analytics to drive strategy.  Prefer students that are especially interested in STEM, international health, or science communication. Desire to learn and grow with a small but burgeoning non-profit.

Schedule/Hours: 10-12 hours per week, with 6 of those expected to be on-site in downtown Oakland with the Science Corps Operations & Development Manager.  The remainder of the work may be done remotely.

How To Apply

Please email your resume, unofficial transcript, and one paragraph about why the position interests you. Email materials to Kendra Benttinen,, with email subject "Media & Communications Intern."