Announcing the 2015 ASLO Science Communication Internship

The 2015 Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO) Science Communication Internship will provide exposure to the many forms of science communication over a 14-week period beginning in September 2015 in the Washington, D.C. area. This is a paid internship and carries a stipend of $6000. The internship is available to current or recent graduate students in the aquatic sciences. Selection criteria include demonstrated interest in one or more aspects of science communication, strong communications skills, and excellent academic record.

The successful applicant will participate in a wide variety of communication projects in the areas of Policy, Education, and Public Outreach.

  • Policy. Get a first-hand look at how policy is formulated in the U.S. during the Geosciences Congressional Visits Day and by attending hearings and topical briefings on Capitol Hill.
  • Education and Outreach. Learn more about aquatic science education by participating with ASLO’s Education committees and in the COSEE Consortium. Reach the masses by designing part of ASLO’s exhibit for 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival, which has an anticipated attendance of 300,000 people. Hone science writing skills by preparing material for ASLO’s social media channels.

Travel Funds. The intern will be assisting with the organization of events for the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting (February 2016, New Orleans, LA) and the USA Science & Engineering Festival (April 2016, Washington, DC). While these events take place after the conclusion of the internship, travel funds for the intern to attend and participate in both events will be available.

Application for the ASLO Science Communication Internship

Eligibility: This internship is available to current or recent graduate students in the aquatic sciences.

Timing: The internship will begin in early to mid-September and last 14 weeks.

Applications: To apply for the ASLO Science Communication Internship, please submit the following via email to Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science, at sponberg@aslo.org. Applications must be received by midnight EST, June 5, 2015.

  • Cover letter (2 pages max) stating your communication interests and what you feel you can contribute to ASLO’s Policy, Education and Outreach programs.
  • Resume
  • A letter of support from an academic advisor or other mentor (sent directly by the reference to Sponberg@aslo.org)

In addition to the above, you must send official copies of your college transcripts. Transcripts must be postmarked by June 5th and sent to:

Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography
ASLO Internship Application
10410 Kensington Parkway, Suite 216
Kensington, MD 20895

Questions about the internship should be sent to Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science, at sponberg@aslo.org.

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