[MARMAM] Job Announcement: MERI Science Communications Internship

Michelle Berger mberger at meriresearch.org
Fri Jun 26 11:09:16 PDT 2015

 The Science Communications internship at the Marine & Environmental
Research Institute (MERI) is a 3 to 6 month position reporting to both the
Director and Operations Manager. The goal of the internship is to help the
candidate build requisite skills and experience for developing and
implementing science-based communication projects for internal, external
and professional use.

This is an excellent opportunity for a college graduate, Junior or Senior
to gain hands-on experience in communicating environmental and marine
science to a lay public.  The individual who fills this position will be a
highly organized, dependable, ambitious self-starter who takes pride in
doing good work.  The successful candidate will be an excellent writer and
researcher, with exceptional attention to detail and a high level of
computer literacy.  The intern must be able to work well under pressure
with a wide range of people and management styles.  This opportunity is
well suited for an individual working toward a career in nonprofit
management, business administration, environmental journalism or the
science communications field.

*Job Responsibilities*

With the Communications staff:

·         Organize, enhance and manage the MERI Image Library, working
closely with staff to ensure up-to-date images are acquired, consistently
labeled and made accessible to all users; assist with photo documentation.

·         Develop social media outreach for the organization; photography,
GIS and A/V skills a definite plus.

·         Provide graphics and technical support for all MERI departments
for electronic and printed materials, including emails, flyers,
advertisements and brochures.

·         Perform media monitoring and information research for marine
mammal, ocean, and toxics issues.

·         Help produce internal and external communications materials to
educate the staff and the MERI constituency on breaking news.

·         Participate in MERI Center lectures, programs and events; assist
with event logistics and operate the MERI audiovisual system as necessary.

·         Perform other duties as assigned by the MERI Director,
Communications Director and Operations Manager.


Applicant should possess or be actively pursuing a BA or BS degree (Juniors
and Seniors may also apply) in journalism, communications, marketing,
environmental health sciences, business administration, policy or a related
major. A strong background in environmental sciences, ocean conservation,
marine mammals, public health policy, or related field is highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will be capable of translating scientific and policy
information to a diverse audience through different media and be able to
adapt to a changing work environment, at times being available to work
occasional nights and weekends.

A high level of computer literacy required.   At minimum, Applicant must be
proficient in computer technologies, including the Microsoft Office Suite,
Adobe Creative Suite, graphic skills and database management. Prior
workplace experience is preferred and excellent organizational,
interpersonal, communications and writing skills are required. Applicant
must also possess a valid driving license and a good driving record.

*Time Requirements*

This position requires a 3 to 6 month commitment beginning in May/June
2015, although start and end dates are flexible. Full-time hours (40
hours/week); additional hours may be required at times to complete projects
or meet deadlines. Upon a satisfactory review, the internship may be
extended up to one year; preference will be given to candidates who can
commit to a longer time frame. Housing and a stipend will be provided.

*To Apply*

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit by email
a letter of interest with resume, writing sample, and contact information
for three (3) references by e-mail to:

MERI Search Committee/Communications Internship

cashmore at meriresearch.org

Marine & Environmental Research Institute (MERI)

PO Box 1652, 55 Main Street

Blue Hill, ME 04616

Tel:  (207) 374-2135  Fax: (207) 374-2931

Website:  www.meriresearch.org

MERI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

*Seni**or Research **Assistant*
Marine & Environmental Research Institute
P.O. Box 1652
55 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614
207-374-2135 ph
207-374-2931 fax
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