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Science Communication and Education Intern
Paid Intern New York Sea Grant College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Remote: Bronx, Queens, or Long Island, New York
Who We Are
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
CALS is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second-largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being.
The New York Sea Grant Extension Program, established in 1971, mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine, and Great Lakes resources to create a sustainable economy and environment. It works towards this mission by funding local marine research and putting it in the hands of educators and relevant stakeholders through multi-disciplinary extension and education programming. New York Sea Grant is a cooperative program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Cornell University, and the SUNY system with multiple partners, including the Long Island Sound Study.
What You Will Do
New York Sea Grant is seeking a graduate student or upper-class undergraduate to assist in the program's communication efforts for work in the Bronx, Queens, or Long Island, New York. The intern will assist in the planning, developing, creating, and disseminating a series of educational videos and webinars for teachers. You will produce deliverables to be used by the Long Island Sound Study national estuary program.
This internship will consist of two phases. During the first phase, you will partner with the Connecticut Sea Grant graduate Mentor Teacher program intern as well as Connecticut and New York Sea Grant staff to develop a webinar or video series for educators. During the second phase, you will assist the Long Island Sound Study's Communications Team in conducting the national estuary program's science communication work. Some of the duties include:
Conducting interviews and coordinating webinars with researchers and other potential speakers, as well as assisting New York Sea Grant with running live webinars.
Creating social media posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Filming and creating videos.
Writing blog posts and articles.
Researching existing educational resources.
What We Need
We are looking for an individual who is interested in science communication. We need someone who wants to become familiar with environmental management programs as well as local marine and estuarine projects and research. Additionally, we need someone who has:
Hold or is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communications, Science Communication, English, Environmental Education, Marine Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field.
Experience with video editing.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to research existing educational resources.
Ability to work in a virtual environment, have a computer, and reliable access to the internet.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.).
Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team.
Solid organizational and time management abilities.
Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.
If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the internship for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, including:
Experience with Google Docs.
Writing fluency in Spanish
This internship is designed with a flexible timeframe to improve accessibility for you. The internship will begin March 15, 2021, as a part-time position (14 hours/week) until May 14, 2021. At this time, you will have the flexibility to choose between converting the position into full-time at 40 hours/week through August 13, 2021, or continuing part-time through December 10, 2021.
This position will be remote within the Bronx, Queens, or Long Island, New York. Some travel (approximately 15%) will be required within the Long Island area.
What You Will Learn
Through this internship position, New York Sea Grant is committed to creating an accessible, career-building opportunity that will allow you to develop useful environmental communications and education skills through a limited-term experience in an applied environment. You will have the opportunity to pursue topical interests in your projects relevant to the urban estuary program. Additionally, you will gain work experience with project coordination, video development, writing, and communications.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply
You must submit the following materials:
Cover letter: this should be up to a 2-page statement of interest that describes how the internship relates to your career goals, how your previous experience and academic training might contribute to the success of the internship, and the opportunities/experiences that you expect to receive from this internship.
Letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, professor, employer, or former employer.
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