The Schmidt Ocean Institute is offering a 16-week paid internship in Honolulu, Hawaii, for graduate and undergraduate students studying marine science, communications, journalism or related fields.
Interns will work with the institute's communications team, supporting outreach programs with the goal of engaging, influencing, and generating public support for a healthy ocean through advanced scientific research, technology innovation, and open sharing of information, according to the press release. The interns will assist with a variety of strategic communications tasks and initiatives, contributing content to Schmidt Ocean Institute’s digital channels and interactive programs.
The internship will require 15 hours of work a week over 16 weeks, from September to December this year. The deadline to apply is Sept. 6.
Schmidt Ocean Institute is a U.S. nonprofit private operating foundation established in March 2009 to advance the frontiers of global marine research by providing state-of-the-art operational, technological, and informational support to the pioneering ocean science and technology development project at sea and catalyze open sharing of information about the oceans. The institute brings together science and state-of-the-art technology to achieve lasting results in ocean research, catalyze open sharing of information, and to communicate the resulting knowledge to audiences around the world.
The Science Communications Internship aims to provide educational and practical support to undergraduate and graduate students. Participants selected to support the SOI Science Communications Internship will assist, develop and support communications projects, community outreach activities, social media posts, developing and maintaining webpages and blogs, assist with visual content editing and other jobs.