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The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is seeking a digital communications intern to assist with web content, social media, and other work that will help increase the visibility of Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE), an international research project that aims to increase worldwide food production sustainably.  


The digital communications intern will work with the RIPE project’s communications coordinator to help create social media strategy and posts, write and manage web content, and analyze the success through insights and analytics. This internship will require writing/editing, critical thinking, and brainstorming out-of-the-box ideas. If you are a strategic communicator who is passionate about science, this is the internship for you.


Job description

The primary duties for the digital communications intern position include:

  • Oversee social media, including content development
  • Assist with web content management
  • Write and edit news releases, feature articles, and other content
  • Maintain photo archive, including editing photos and adding relevant metadata
  • Other duties as assigned



The ideal candidate is a strong, detail-oriented writer who can communicate ideas succinctly through a variety of channels. He or she should have experience using social media platforms (including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram), preferably for an organization or institution. He or she should be well-organized and able to work independently to complete projects from start to finish. Experience with content management systems is strongly preferred.



This internship is a paid position ($11/hour) requiring you to work 10-20 hours per week at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.


To apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and several examples of social media posts for an organization to Claire Benjamin at Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to at least one year of employment.