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Science Communications Intern

Science Communications Intern

The Science Communications Intern supports the planning and delivery of webinars featuring pioneering research in the environmental health sciences, as well as presentations on timely topics from policymakers and advocates in the field. The Intern also helps maintain the CHE website, and supports social media engagement. This is a part-time, remote position.

About CHE

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), a program of Commonweal, works to make the latest environmental health research widely accessible, strengthening our collective capacity to support health-promoting programs, policies, and practices. CHE’s webinars are a cornerstone of our mission to amplify the latest environmental health science. 

Our audience consists of academics, scientists, government regulators, policymakers, health and environmental justice advocates, and concerned citizens. Through our collaborative efforts, CHE works to build a groundswell of demand for prevention-focused policies, as well as economic and legal structures that protect and promote public health and environmental justice.

CHE values diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Environmental health is a universal concern, and we need people from all backgrounds and swaths of life to help build a healthier, more equitable future. CHE is deliberate and self-reflective about the kind of team and culture we build, seeking employees that are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other's growth.                   

Responsibilities

Webinar Support
  • Work with the Science Communications Manager and CHE Director to research, plan, promote and support delivery of frequent webinars.
  • Support creation of webinar webpages on the CHE website as needed.
Communications
  • Work with the Science Communications Manager to update and develop new content as needed for the CHE website, ensuring scientific content is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Help disseminate news via CHE’s social media platforms.
  • Provide additional communications support as needed (e.g.,helping develop and promote materials for CHE’s 20th anniversary activities).

Qualifications                           

  • Familiarity with environmental health science and research
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Strong and versatile writing skills
  • Experience with social media platforms

Benefits

  • Flexible schedule
  • Networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities
  • Stipend of $15/hour for 15-20 hours/week for 10 weeks

Work Environment

  • Small, collaborative and creative team
  • Remote within the US

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter using the subject line “Science Communications Intern” to kristin AT healthandenvironment.org. The position will remain open until filled.
   

CHE/Commonweal is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds who share a passion for improving people's lives. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity.