Maryland Sea Grant is offering a 10-week science communications internship for summer 2024. This internship will offer science communication experience with Maryland Sea Grant’s communications team. We are seeking student applicants who are excited about helping to investigate scientific topics related to the Chesapeake Bay region and craft communications products in a range of media forms.

The internship will start after Memorial Day and is based out of College Park, Maryland. The internship will be hybrid, with time spent onsite in the MDSG offices, working remotely, and visiting other sites in the Bay area. The 10-week internship includes a stipend of $6,000.

The intern will have opportunities to research and develop stories based on their communications specialties and interests, with a focus on learning about and sharing information about the communities that interact with the Chesapeake Bay. Some projects the intern may work on include short videos, photo essays, and science writing. The intern may also assist with the planning, production, and posting of other communications products developed by the communications team during the internship period. This internship is available to students with experience and/or interest in science communications, videography and photography, and science writing.

This internship is part of the National Sea Grant Community-Engaged Undergraduate Internship Program. The overarching goal of this internship program is to broaden participation in marine and coastal professions by providing training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers, and community members. The program will do so by recruiting, retaining, and engaging diverse students in place-based research, extension, education, and/or communication that respects and integrates local ways of knowing. As such, we encourage applications from students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, individuals from minority serving institutions, and individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in STEM.

The intern will join a network of students participating in similar programs across the country. The internship includes an in-person field experience from July 21-25 in North Carolina, which will include a range of activities, from state environmental agency visits to hands-on community fieldwork and scientific presentations. Interns will be connected to professional development opportunities through Maryland Sea Grant and other Sea Grant programs to expose the participants to career opportunities in Sea Grant and NOAA, and provide them with professional development to enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities in ocean, coastal, and marine science disciplines and science communication.

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