The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Science Writing Intern in their Media & Communications department. The Intern will work closely with the Communications Specialist, Journals to maintain daily operation of SfN's scientific journals press and communications program. Regular tasks will focus on preparation and distribution of Weekly Journal Highlights to media. In addition, the Intern will assist the Specialist with longer-term projects such as preparing monthly media coverage reports. The Intern may have the opportunity to write and edit summaries of journal articles for pitching to media, publication in SfN communications venues, and social media platforms. In addition, the Intern will gain experience working independently and as part of a team, prioritizing and meeting deadlines, and reading and writing about cutting-edge neuroscience research.
Project(s)/Scope of Work:
Respond promptly and professionally to daily inquiries from science journalists, public information officers, and authors.
Format Weekly Journal Highlights for distribution to email media list, EurekAlert! science news service, and the news section of SfN.org.
Schedule journal content for dissemination on SfN's social media platforms.
Identify compelling visuals from journal articles to feature on the SfN.org homepage.
Monitor media coverage and prepare monthly reports.
If experience and time allow, draft press-friendly summaries of forthcoming research under deadline.
Skills/Knowledge Intern Will Gain:
Understanding of scientific publishing industry and processes.
Experience using digital communications tools, such as HubSpot, SiteCore, Sprout Social, Tweetdeck, TrendKite, and Altmetric Explorer.
Experience working with highly technical content.
Exposure to various career paths in science writing.
Education and Experience:
Completed at least two (2) years of college and coursework in the life sciences
Good with PC computers and Microsoft Office suite.
Demonstrated interest in the mind, brain, and behavior
Strong written and oral communication skills
Willingness to learn and take on new tasks in a fast-paced work environment
If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people. We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.
Internal Number: 182.1
About Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. SfN is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system.