The Cell Press Media & Communications Office is offering a summer internship for current undergraduate students or those who recently finished an undergraduate program. The internship is designed to give you the full experience of being a science communicator at a major publishing operation. Primarily, you will see how a scientific paper from the laboratory becomes a story in a major media outlet. In addition to assisting with day-to-day maintenance of an international press office, the intern will help write press releases or social media from pitch to distribution, developing the skills to create and analyze the success of their work. Throughout the internship, you will collaborate with other business teams, including marketing, editorial, and production, and better understand how each department meets business goals. By the end of your time at Cell Press, you will walk away with a collection of 5-8 clips comprised of press releases, marketing copy, and social media campaigns.
Tasks will include:
* Assisting with day-to-day maintenance of core media & communications functions.
* Writing press releases about research published in Cell Press journals.
* Preparing weekly social media posts for Cell Press content.
* Collaborating with team members on the design, look, feel, and tone of materials.
* A capstone project to be determined by the intern's interests.
Ideal Candidate Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate for the internship will:
Internship Position and Timing
- Be studying for or have completed a Bachelor's in science or communications. An understanding of how science is done, and how research papers are published, is a plus.
- Have a demonstrated interest in journalism, public relations, or science communication.
- Have proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator skills are not required, but helpful.
- Have work experience within an office environment.
- Be comfortable working alone as well as with a team, know how to juggle many time-sensitive tasks, be able to proactively seek information to complete a project, and be able to maintain a friendly attitude in a high-pressure environment.
- Location: The Science Communication Intern reports to Senior Media & Communications Manager Joseph Caputo and normally works in the Elsevier office at 50 Hampshire Street, Floor 5, Cambridge, Massachusetts, although the internship will be offered remotely depending on current events. A laptop is provided.
- The internship is 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 10 weeks from June through August.
A permanent position is available starting in January 2022.
NOTE: Due to the competitive nature of the internship, you may be asked to take a writing test and provide the names of two references if you are a finalist.
- A cover letter must be included for consideration.
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