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Science Communication Internship

The River Basin Center offers a science communication internship, ECOL 4940. This creative and fast-paced internship is unpaid, but it fulfills the university experiential learning requirement and satisfies a major elective for both AB and BS ecology students.

The work of the River Basin Center connects freshwater science to management and policy. RBC faculty, staff and graduate students take an interdisciplinary approach to aquatic management issues around the globe, with a particular emphasis on those issues in the southeastern United States. The RBC is affiliated with the Odum School of Ecology, but RBC’s members are drawn from units across the University of Georgia.

The RBC science communication intern is responsible for helping create, edit, and update written and photographic content for the River Basin Center website and its social media accounts. Interns will shadow RBC’s communications coordinator during interviews with faculty members and will help compose researcher profiles and project highlights. The position also includes event planning and coordination responsibilities. Interns are expected to work 6 hours/week for 2 credits, 9 hours/week for 3 credits, or 12 hours/week for 4 credits.

The ideal applicant will have a background in science communications and/or communications and possess strong writing skills; other communication skills, like graphic design, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and photography are a plus but not required.

If you need accommodations related to a disability for this position, please contact the Disability Resource Center at (706) 542-8719 or