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Science Communications Internship

OVERVIEW: This internship provides a hands-on learning opportunity for a student interested in exploring a career in science, health or disability communications or journalism, working closely with the Science and Marketing Communications teams. Join us and receive graduate school or college credit. 

LOCATION: New York, NY or Princeton, NJ

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications, Science

The intern will receive training and hands-on opportunities to do or assist with the following:
•        Write news stories, blog posts. scripts and briefs about autism research publications, Autism Speaks science-related programs and activities, and their impact on the autism community
•        Tracking and reporting on autism research and Autism Speaks-funded research in peer-reviewed scientific journals
Research and writing for expert opinion articles on topics of interest to the autism community
•        Reviewing, selecting and managing requests for images to support written content.
•        Curating and creating content for autism science-related social posts.
•        Attend weekly marketing communications team meetings and monthly science department meetings
·      Graduate student or Bachelor’s degree candidate interested in learning about autism science, health research, or disability communications or newswriting
·      As this internship is unpaid, interns must receive academic credit sponsored by an accredited institution or obtain external funding

•  Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills
·      Strong writing skills; AP style preferred
•        Strong organizational skills, follow-up, and attention to detail
•        Basic understanding of academic science/research, health care or disability services
•        Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a team
•        Proficient in MS office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
•        Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills