Seeking a Communications Intern
The KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum seeks a Science and Public Programs Communications Intern
This student position assists the director of external affairs. The intern will work on a variety of projects spanning the outreach programs of the museum and the research programs of KU Biodiversity Institute scientists and students. Content may span written, audio and video formats, depending on the skills the intern brings to the position. Candidates with an interest in science writing are strongly encouraged to apply.
Specific tasks may include:
conducting interviews and developing features for biodiversity.ku.edu;
supporting our efforts in social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and
assisting the director with communications to the public, media, and museum members.
Junior, senior or graduate student level standing;
Majoring in journalism, communications, biology or a related field;
Strong English writing and editing skills as demonstrated by coursework, samples, resume and cover letter;
Familiarity with social media platforms as indicated in application materials;
Experience with basic Office software skills (Word, Excel);
Available to work 10-15 hours per week during weekdays
Experience with writing about science or research;
Proficiency with Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign);
Experience with online content creation and/or video production.
Full details and application at employment.ku.edu.