Science Communications Intern

The American Physical Society (APS), a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics, seeks a skilled Science Communications Intern. The internship is s a 6-month, full-time paid position based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD (near D.C. Metro Green Line). Under the guidance of the Director of Communications, the Science Communications Intern will assist in writing original content for press releases, news articles, and social media.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in identifying newsworthy content and preparing press releases about physics research and Society activities.
  • Write occasional stories for APS News or other APS outlets.
  • Create and manage social media posts and interact with followers.
  • Plan and execute social media campaigns.
  • Create reports on effectiveness of science communication efforts.
  • Aid in press room activities at APS meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced undergraduate physics course work, B.A./B.S. in physics or related science preferred.
  • Writing courses or published writing for non-scientists desired.
  • Journalism and English majors with minors in a physical science or extensive physical science coursework will be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for general audiences on technically and scientifically challenging topics a plus.
  • General competence and demonstrated interest in a broad range of science topics desirable.
  • Experience creating social media content in a professional context.
  • Excellent writing, communication, proofreading, and reporting skills preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently.

NOTE: If you feel that you have the qualifications for this position, please apply by sending a cover letter, resume and one or two writing samples to Human Resources at personnel@aps.org.

About APS

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.

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APS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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