Research Communications Internship

Summer

Our traditional science writing internship is broadening to become a Research Communications Internship, emphasizing the goal of communicating about exciting progress across all areas of academic research. We'll still focus on science and technology but we'll include broader topics as well as the opportunity to develop skills in targeted communications across various platforms. Applications are now open.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Princeton University Office of the Dean for Research is seeking a highly motivated individual for an internship focused on communicating about university research, including science, technology and other topics as appropriate. The intern will write news articles, web content, research descriptions, and other items for a non-technical audience, including policymakers, funders, and the public. Responsibilities include reading scientific papers, interviewing faculty members, writing, rewriting, compiling and editing information, social media, acquiring illustrations, creating documents, editing and proofreading.

Professional Development Opportunities

The intern will develop skills that are applicable toward working in institutional research communications. The articles produced by the intern will appear on the Research at Princeton web site (research.princeton.edu) and in other publications and types of media (videos, social media, etc.) as appropriate.

Requirements

The intern must have excellent writing skills and possess the ability to write about science for the non-specialist. The intern's educational background should include previous training or current enrollment in science communication or writing at the undergraduate or graduate level. The successful candidate must be capable of meeting deadlines and handling multiple projects simultaneously. Skills in podcasting, video production, web design, and social media are also valuable.

Opportunity Details

Dates: Eight weeks (approximately early-June to early-August; exact dates are flexible)
Time: Full-time (40 hour/week)
Location: In-person work at the Princeton University campus is preferred, but a remote working arrangement may be possible.
Compensation: $22/hour
Deadline to apply: PLEASE NOTE: THIS INTERNSHIP IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2024.

Direct questions to Catherine Zandonella, Senior Associate Director for Communications in the Office of the Dean for Research.

APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2024.

Submit your resume, cover letter and three science-related or technology-related writing samples in the style of news articles, feature articles, blog postings or other pieces written for a non-specialist audience. Please specify in your cover letter whether you are able to work on the Princeton campus or are only available for remote work. Email the application (preferably as a single PDF) to Catherine Zandonella at [email protected].

Note: Due to the short duration of this internship, the position is open only to individuals who have prior authorization to work in the U.S.