ScIU Blog is currently looking for undergraduates for our spring Social Media Internship! Science communication is becoming an increasingly more valuable skill and this internship provides undergrads with hands-on experience engaging with the public while learning how to effectively communicate scientific research to audiences of all levels through multiple platforms.
Course description: Each semester, ScIU offers an undergraduate social media internship where students can earn course credit through MSCH-X472, ASCS-X373, or as an independent study under their lab PIs. In this internship, you will learn how science communicators are using different social media platforms to disseminate scientific information, learn how to distill and disperse information from primary research articles to audiences of all levels across multiple digital formats, and assist with the facilitation of ScIU’s social media platforms with daily posts and interactions with our audience. Interns work with the Social Media Chair to create and implement campaigns; develop content calendars on a weekly and monthly basis for the blog’s posts and public engagements; monitor analytics with the social media team to identify viable ideas; create engaging blog and social media content; assist with the development of ScIU’s Social Media Handbook, Procedures, and Guidelines; assist in the general distribution of blog post releases and media alerts; and write blog posts as special guest contributors! For more information please contact ScIU Social Media Chair, Chloe Holden, at email@example.com.