Position Title: ENR/Science Journalism Internships
Organization: Wyoming EPSCoR
Location: Laramie, WY (and other Wyoming towns)
Organization Overview: Wyoming EPSCoR is a program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support researchers, students, and institutions in Wyoming by building a robust and diverse research education infrastructure in the state while supporting and facilitating pathways to STEM.
The goals of Wyoming EPSCoR are:
- to facilitate the building of research education infrastructure
- to increase the diversity of participants in STEM fields
- to administer awards from NSF EPSCoR to increase national research competitiveness
The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. This program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction’s research infrastructure, R&D capacity, and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.
- Interns will work between 10 and 30 hours a week (flexible)
- Interns will receive a stipend for reporting duties, such as any travel or workshops related to the internship.
- Interns will work with the internship director, Dr. Kristen Landreville, to identify a specific Wyoming media outlet to intern for in the state.
- Interns will be required to complete ENR/science journalism and communication readings throughout the internship (time can be charged).
- Past interns have worked at Wyofile, newspapers around the state, and Western Confluence magazine .
- Remote work it also possible.
- Should be pursuing a degree in ENR or Science (broadly defined) and want to develop ENR/science journalism skills
Stipend: $18 per hour if undergraduate student, $20 per hour if master’s student, or $22 per hour if doctoral student.
Anticipated Start: Spring 2023
Application Deadline: December 10
How to Apply: Email Dr. Kristen Landreville at email@example.com for the application. An applicant must also submit:
- Cover letter that includes an explanation about why you’re interested in the ENR/science journalism internship.
- Resume that includes any relevant journalism, writing, communication, and outreach experience.
- Application (email Dr. Landreville for application)
- Writing Sample