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Science writing intern (part-time), Genetics Society of America Journals (Internship, Flexible)

Summary:
The Genetics Society of America journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics seek a summer intern with a talent for storytelling and a strong background in genetics or a related scientific field. The intern will work closely with editorial staff to write posts for the Genes to Genomes blog http://genestogenomes.org and contribute to other writing, outreach, and communications tasks, as needed. You must be an excellent writer and a fast learner.

Description:
The Genetics Society of America journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics seek a summer intern with a talent for storytelling and a strong background in genetics or a related scientific field. The intern will work closely with editorial staff to write posts for the Genes to Genomes blog http://genestogenomes.org and contribute to other writing, outreach, and communications tasks, as needed. You must be an excellent writer and a fast learner.

This paid internship is for 10 hours a week for 12 weeks and you will be telecommuting. Your application should include: a resume, cover letter, and at least 2 writing samples that demonstrate your ability to write for a general biology audience or the public (i.e. not scholarly research articles).

Tasks:

  • Write posts for Genes to Genomes blog (you will have some posts assigned by the editors, but you will also pitch your own post ideas)
  • Conduct phone interviews with scientists, as neededWork with editors to revise and publish posts
  • Identify appropriate images to accompany posts
  • Promote posts via social media
  • Other tasks, as needed

You may also have opportunities to gain training and experience in other writing tasks (e.g. writing press releases or journal issue highlights) according to your interests, skills, and the tasks and time available.

Experience and skills required:

  • Some graduate training in genetics or related field (e.g. current graduate student). Those with equivalent research experience will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Knowledge of genetics and science
  • Ability to write engagingly for both the public and a scientific audience
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
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  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work closely with others, and to share and receive ideas openly
  • Strong MS Suite, computer skills, and web search skills

How to apply:
For information about how to apply, please visit: http://www.faseb.org/About-FASEB/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx. Applications will require a cover letter, resume, and writing samples

EOE

Direct link to this job advertisement (NASW member login required):
http://www.nasw.org/job/science-writing-intern-part-time-genetics-society-america-journals-internship-flexible

 


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  • The WUSTL Summer School is looking to recruit current WUSTL undergraduate and graduate students to fill a number of positions available with our middle school, high school, and international summer programs. Positions are available to view on our website: https://summerexperiences.wustl.edu/jobs?

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Updated May 2015


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