Position Information Position Information Present Position Number T0476V Role Code Title VIMS Summer Aide Position Title Science Writing Intern (Summer) Position Summary The Summer Science Writing Internship will provide an undergraduate/recently-graduated/graduate student with training in science communication, and allow him or her to initiate new writing projects, and tell the story of how VASG brokers science to community stakeholders. The internship offers students opportunities to develop interviewing, analysis, reporting, pitching and writing skills, and they will benefit from mentoring as follows: 1. Understanding basic in-house requirements 2. Developing story structure, leads and headlines, providing visuals/art 3. Fact checking, deadlines, editing skills, editorial process 4. Distilling complex topics 5. Interviewing skill development 6. Reporting skill development 7. Challenges in science communication As part of the application process, applicant should include a cover letter, reference letter, transcripts, resume and a link to a portfolio of work or two samples. Required Qualifications Any student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or who has recently graduated from a program in communication, journalism, science writing, basic science, or other related field at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S., is eligible for the internship. All qualified students are encouraged to apply; however, qualifies applicants from Virginia Institutions will be given priority. Preferred Qualifications Advertised Pay Range Total pay of $4,000 over 10 weeks (summer) Department VA Sea Grant Office - 112100 Location VIMS - Gloucester University Salary Range U01 Job Open Date 03/27/2018 Review Begin Date Job Close Date 05/01/2018 Open Until Filled No Employment Category Hourly Position Term Other (Specify Below) Special Application Instructions Please provide a link to a portfolio of work or 1-3 published links. Conditions of Employment: Student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or who has recently graduated from a program in communication, journalism, science writing, basic science, or other related field at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S., is eligible for the internship. All qualified students are encouraged to apply; however, qualified applicants from Virginia Institutions will be given priority. There will be no additional allowance for transportation or housing costs, so applicants should consider their ability to find housing in Southeast Virginia, and to provide their own transportation to and from work. This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. This position may be subject to overtime during high peak times, etc. as directed and approved by the supervisor. This position is a temporary (hourly) position not to exceed 6 months. All hourly employees are subject to the limitations of the Virginia Manpower Control Program and total hours worked may not exceed on average 29 hours per week, over the course of a twelve month period beginning May 1 each year. EEO Statement The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Background Check Statement The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.