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Student Hourly- Communications Intern
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University of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
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Job Description

Job Description

The communications intern assists the communications, events and outreach staff of the KU Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute. The intern may produce content that spans print, audio and video formats, depending on the skills the intern brings to the position. Candidates with an interest in science writing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Specific tasks may include:

Supporting our efforts in social media such as creating posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, assisting with our bi-monthly newsletter, and conducting interviews and developing features for biodiversity.ku.edu.

Required Qualifications

1. Junior, senior or graduate student level standing.

2. Majoring in journalism, communications, biology or a related field.

3. Strong English writing and editing skills as demonstrated by coursework, samples, resume and cover letter.

4. Familiarity with social media platforms as indicated in application materials.

5. Experience with basic Office software skills (Word, Excel) as indicated in application materials.

6. Available to work 10-12 hours per week during weekdays.

* During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).*

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with writing about science or research.

2. Proficiency with Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) as indicated in application materials