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Intern, Science Writer – Fully Remote
More information and Application Material Here
WHY JOIN AGU
Our employees are our most valuable assets! You will feel welcomed and supported from the moment you join our team, and you will take part in strengthening and evolving our workplace culture.
We offer work-life balance. We are a remote-first organization, with flexible work hours.
WHO WE ARE
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) supports a global community of more than half a million professionals and advocates in the Earth and space sciences.
Through broad and inclusive partnerships, AGU aims to advance discovery and solution science that accelerate knowledge and create solutions that are ethical, unbiased and respectful of communities and their values. Our programs include serving as a scholarly publisher, convening virtual and in-person events, and providing career support. We live our values in everything we do, such as our net-zero energy renovated building in Washington, D.C., and our Ethics and Equity Center, which fosters a diverse and inclusive geoscience community to ensure responsible conduct.
This is an exciting time to work at AGU. Every day we approach our work with a sense of purpose, and we look for others who share that passion and desire for a career with impact.
WHO YOU ARE
At AGU we are looking for individuals who want to learn something new every day, who welcome a challenge, and are motivated to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. You will be a proactive and creative problem solver who enjoys collaborating across diverse teams.
You will learn to identify newsworthy papers published in scientific journals and presented at scientific meetings and craft succinct, accurate and compelling press releases, short news stories and social media posts. You will gain practical experience interviewing and writing about Earth and space science for non-expert audiences and working collaboratively with a creative team. You will leave the internship with bylined stories as well as press releases to add to your portfolio.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Work with the media relations team to identify and pitch newsworthy stories about new research published in AGU’s peer-reviewed journals.
- Interview researchers about their work and write news-style press releases and research spotlights under deadline.
- Craft headlines and brief descriptions of new research for AGU’s weekly highlights newsletter.
- Meet daily with media relations staff, prepare materials as requested and respond to editing.
- Use and explore social media and multimedia to promote scientific research.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING
- A bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism, communications or Earth and space science.
- Coursework or equivalent experience in news-style writing about science for a lay audience.
- Familiarity with AP style.
- Experience managing multiple projects or assignments on deadline.
- Professional attitude and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), internet browsers, and web search engines.
- Experience with social media preferred but not required.
Social Media/Marketing Intern at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Job begins mid-April 2023
The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History social media/marketing intern will create engaging social media posts for the museum’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and assist in other marketing duties as needed. We are looking for a U-M student who is curious, loves to find and tell stories, and likes dinosaurs and mastodons. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in the digital space and creating content for social media, website, and other marketing materials. 8-12 hours per week. $15 per hour
More information and application material can be found here: https://lsa.umich.edu/ummnh/get-involved/employment.html
Development Officer at the Institute for Social Research, UM
A great opportunity for a graduating senior or recent grad.
More Information and Application here.
ISR is seeking a highly responsible, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to help us reach our fundraising goals. As a Development Officer, you will report to the ISR Director of Development, and you will serve as a critical part of the ISR development team, with a primary focus on data management, stewardship, annual giving, and project management. ISR is an interdisciplinary environment that requires strong relationship-building skills to successfully partner with colleagues at ISR and across the University.
2023 Excellence in Journalism
‘CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP ENTRIES’
Sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
Detroit SPJ is accepting entries and nominations for its 2023 Larry Laurain Scholarship program. Winners
will be announced at the organization’s annual banquet honoring the outstanding work and achievements in
2022 of print, broadcast, photo, digital and other practicing journalists in Michigan. In addition, Detroit SPJ will
announce its Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year.
Details about the date and location of the banquet are to be determined.
Scholarship application deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023
SPJ Detroit annually awards a $2,500 grant to a Michigan resident who is or will be a sophomore, junior or
senior with a demonstrated interest in journalism attending a college or university. This award may be used at
any institution of higher education.
The chapter maintains the right to offer more scholarships as permitted.
The award honors the late Lawrence (Larry) A. Laurain, who was serving as president of the Detroit chapter of
the Society of Professional Journalists at the time of his death in August 1985 of esophageal cancer. His
journalism career spanned 17 years, including stints at the Royal Oak Daily Tribune, the Macomb Daily, United
Press International and finally as city editor of the Oakland Press.
Call for Entries — Applicants must intend to practice journalism, as evidenced by enrollment in journalism
classes and by work from those classes, or by work produced for student or professional publications in the past
year. Financial need is also considered.
Applications must be submitted through the BetterBNC contest website. See instructions below.
No entry fee is required
Applications must include:
- A resume.
- Portfolio. At least three clips of any published or classroom-produced samples of the applicant’s
writing or other news-related reporting produced in the past calendar year.
- Supporting documents. At least three documents, such as letters of recommendation or other
statements from teachers, deans and advisers who are familiar with the applicant’s work. At least one of
these documents must affirm the applicant’s enrollment in a journalism class, academic status, or
purported interest in journalism.
- Personal narrative/essay. A double-spaced, titled document that addresses any of the issues cited
An applicant’s personal narrative should address any of the following points:
● Why do you want to be a journalist?
● What are your career goals after graduation?
● Describe your journalism-related activities and how they have advanced your journalist training.
● List your educational, campus and social activities with brief details of their influence on you.
● Describe the most important challenge facing journalists today.
● Identify the person in journalism you would most like to emulate and why?
● What would winning this award mean to you?
Questions? Call (313) 288-9546 or e-mail email@example.com
BETTERBNC — CONTESTANT INSTRUCTIONS
Entries to the Excellence in Journalism will be submitted using BetterBNC Media Awards Platform. Below are directions
for preparing and submitting entries. If you have questions, please contact us at: SPJDetroit@gmail.com
IMPORTANT: BetterBNC is optimized for the Google Chrome browser and Firefox for PC and Macintosh/Apple. Please
have a recent version downloaded and installed for the best contest experience.
a. Go to www.betterbnc.com.
b. Open Call Login:
- Click “Open Call Login” in the blue bar at the top of the page.
- If you already have an Open Call Contestant account, enter your email address and password, then
click “Login” and skip to section “g. Request to make entries in a contest” below.
- If you do not already have an Open Call Contestant account, click “Create your Open Call account”
- Fill out the form
- Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page
Once you fill out the form to create your Open Call Contestant account, the system will send you
a validation email with a link that must be clicked before you can log into your account.
c. Request to make entries in a contest (Open Call Only):
- Hover over the red “Open Call Contestant” text in the blue bar at the top of the page
- Select “My Contests” in the menu that appears
- In the “Available Contests” section, check the box next to the contest you would like to enter
- Hover over the red “Open Call Contestant” text again
- Select “Manage Entries”
- Submit Entries
a. Click “Submit Entry” from the Manage Entries page
b. Select a Division (group of Categories)
c. Select a Category
d. Select the Media Organization where the entry was published or performed (Open Call Only)
e. Enter the entry headline or title
f. Add entry content (may vary by category)
- To upload digital file attachments (other than audio/video), click “Browse”, navigate to the desired file,
and then click “Open”. Allowed file types are PDF, DOC/DOCX, TXT, JPG, GIF, and PNG. To upload
additional attachments to a single entry, click the “Browse and Attach More Files” button. BetterBNC will
allow up to about a 20MB file, however, we suggest keeping your files around 5MB in case the
judges have a slow connection. For files larger than 20MB, you can click the “RealView” icon on the
Submit Entry page to create a free account, upload your files, and then copy and paste the URL into the
URL field on the Submit Entry page. You may also use a similar 3rd-party website that provides hosting
services (scribd.com, issuu.com, etc.)
- To add web/audio/video content, copy and paste the content’s URL address into the provided
Website URL field. To host your content online, either upload it to a free streaming content website
(e.g.YouTube) or talk to your IT person about adding it to your stations/publications website. Make sure
the content will be accessible online throughout the duration of the contest and awards process.
Here are some examples of free streaming content websites where you can upload audio and video
content: a. Audio: http://www.kiwi6.com, http://www.tindeck.com
b. Video: http://www.youtube.com, http://www.vimeo.com
- IMPORTANT: Please be sure that items are not behind a paywall or a password-protected area. If
they are, you must provide username/password info in the Comments section of your entry. Judges may
disqualify your entry if work samples are inaccessible.
g. Add Comments
h. Enter Credits
i. Click “Submit Entry”. For hardcopy/mail-in entry categories, print and attach the entry label (which automatically
appears after each entry is submitted) to each hardcopy item and follow contest shipping instructions (contact the
contest administrator for more info).
Sweetland Minor in Writing
|Sweetland Minor in Writing|
If you are interested in developing further as a writer, both in and beyond your major, and you want to join a vibrant community of writers, we invite you to apply!
Our Minors come from departments all over campus, with diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents that unite to create a truly dynamic, project-based program. In both an introductory and advanced course, students receive the support and skills to create the kinds of work they would like to see in the world.
Applications for Winter 2023 are due by noon, Monday, March 20th.
Zoom Info Sessions
Thursday, March 9 from 5:00 – 6:00pm Zoom Link
Wednesday, March 15 from 5:00 – 6:00pm Zoom Link
Read more about the Minor on the Sweetland website.
Read more about the online application and/or submit your application.
Mark & Myra Sorensen International Travel Scholarship
Application Deadline for Spring/Summer 2023 Travel:
Saturday, April 1
The Mark and Myra Sorensen International Travel Scholarship is designed to support students who will participate in study, internship, volunteer, or research programs abroad.
Awards will be made in the amount of at least $750 to cover expenses such as program fees, transportation, room and board, and/or local excursions made in connection with the project.
For eligibility criteria, the application process, and more information, visit here.
Questions? Contact the International Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extended Deadline MIW Program
The Michigan in Washington program has extended its application deadline until March 8th for Fall 2023 and early admission to Winter 2024. Applications are available on M-Compass.
Email Amber Blomquist at email@example.com with any questions.
To Learn More: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/michinwash
FUNDING IS AVAILABLE. MIW scholarships do not need to be applied for, if you are admitted to the program you automatically qualify for funding. All funding is based on financial needs.
What is Michigan in Washington:
The MIW program offers an opportunity for 20 students each semester (Fall and Winter), from any major, to spend the semester in Washington D.C. Students combine coursework with an internship that reflects their particular area of interest. Students work four days a week (32 hours), attend an elective one evening a week, a research course on Friday mornings, and explore the city on weekends.
Who Should Apply:
MIW is open to 3rd and 4th-year students. If you are interested in learning outside of a typical academic setting, while experiencing the vibrant city life of Washington, D.C., we strongly encourage you to apply. We seek students who are serious about exploring the reach of their academic skills, and we work to help students find fulfilling and cutting-edge internships in their field of choice.
Students are free to pursue internships of their own choosing. Some examples of internships:
House Judiciary Committee; the Department of Justice; Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill; Middle East Institute; USAID; Smithsonian; D.C. Public Defender Service; National Women’s Law Center; Federal Communications Commission; CNN; Meet the Press; Democratic National Committee Brookings Institute; SEC, Chamber of Commerce; Treasury Department; Federal Trade Commission; National Defense University; Truman Security Project; Human Rights Watch; Center for American Progress; Amnesty International; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Environmental Law Institute; Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement; National Arbor Foundation; Environmental Protection Agency.
**This is just a sample of internships**
Academic opportunities in London for UM students
Interested in becoming a TV and radio presenter; a magazine writer; a finance reporter; an investigative journalist; or perhaps a foreign correspondent? How about learning all the essential reporting skills while living in London and attending the country’s leading university journalism school? And at a fraction of the cost of studying in the U.S.?
If so then the renowned Journalism Department at City, University of London, could be right for you.
Please join us for an online event for prospective U.S. students interested in a journalism Master’s degree on 5pm-7pm (GMT), 8 March 2023, (12pm-2pm Eastern time; 11am-1pm Central; 10am-12noon Mountain; 9am-11am Pacific) to find out more about the many academic and career opportunities at City.
Sign-up link for the March 8 event:
According to the Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2022, and The Complete University Guide in 2023, City’s Department of Journalism ranks first in the United Kingdom for communication and media studies, and for graduate prospects in the same areas. It also ranks number one in overall satisfaction for journalism students in London by the National Student Survey (2022).
City is a preferred academic destination for undergraduates and for early to mid-career professionals who want to pursue journalism Master’s degrees in Broadcast, Podcasting, Data, Interactive, International, Investigative, Global Finance, Magazine, Television, Newspaper, and Journalism, Media and Globalization (Erasmus Mundus). All this at much lower tuition costs than at leading U.S. universities. For 2023/24 the fee for international students studying a journalism MA is £22,733 (approx. $28,000).
City’s Department of Journalism recently launched the U.K.’s first Master’s degree dedicated exclusively to podcasting, aiming to satisfy a growing demand in the industry.
With state-of-the-art facilities for online, television, radio, and podcasting in the heart of London, City’s Department of Journalism offers two Bachelor’s degrees, 11 Master’s programs and one doctoral program in journalism.
On 8 March a panel of City academics, current students and American journalism alumni will offer details on the Department of Journalism courses, facilities, faculty, job prospects for U.S. students upon graduation, alumni network, and the overall thrill of studying and living in London.
City staffers will also provide practical information for U.S. students on the application process, student life at City, visas, housing, and scholarships and financial aid. There will be a Q&A session with the panel of City experts.
Additional information on student visas to study at City can be found here: https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/apply/visas/student-visa
- Prospective students are also welcome at our online virtual Open evening 16:30-18:30 (BST) on 26 April 2023.