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Sci4Ga is a 501c3 dedicated to improving communication between science and the public, increasing public engagement with science, and advocating for the responsible use of science in public policy. We are seeking interns and volunteers.

Science Communication Intern

One method of building bridges is providing information about positive actions people can take based on scientific research.

The goal of this internship is to develop effective communication templates that enable the public to utilize science to improve their lives.

Our communications intern will work closely with the communication director and the product director to produce usable content that will be distributed via various platforms. This content will then be field tested in "market research" situations where audience feedback will be solicited to ensure maximum utility of the content.

The end result of this internship will be:

  • Three to five science findings that can be proactively applied by the average person
  • Meaningful communication formats for mixed media sharing of science (as evidenced by feedback session results)
  • The three to five findings displayed in these formats

Responsibilities:
Research impactful science findings and create content summaries highlighting how the average person can apply science to make their life better
Research & Develop different communication formats
Conduct market research focus groups on effectiveness of formats for various audiences

Qualifications:
Excellent writing skills
A willingness to learn new communication methods

This is a full-time or part-time internship. Starting May 2020.

Contact us if interested. 

Science Policy Intern

One method of building bridges is providing information about the state of science policy in Georgia.

Our policy intern will work closely with our product director. The goal is to understand the science climate in the state of Georgia and determine positive methods to engage the public, policymakers, and the science community.

The result of this internship will be:

  • Visual map of science "climate" in each district - as measured by votes and demographics
  • List of partners and allies willing to engage the science community, the public, and policymakers on science advocacy
  • Three exemplar issues to engage on
  • Engagement strategies for these exemplar issues

Responsibilities:

Survey the state of science in Georgia
Identify policy bills related to science and understand how each representative voted
Compare these science votes to other demographic measures in each district
Create a science policy map
Research impactful science that could be applied to benefit Georgia.
Develop a list of partners and allies that are also interested in these issues.
Develop engagement strategies to work with policymakers, the public, and the science community.
Develop methods to better communicate and work with Georgia Representatives

Qualifications:

Excellent writing skills
Ability to obtain information via interviews and independent research
A willingness to learn new communication methods
Degree (or pursuing) in a science field
Political Science experience a bonus
Experience with R, Tableau, and/or other data presentation methods a bonus

This is a full-time  internship. Starting May/June 2020.

Contact us if interested. 

We are seeking volunteers to lead (and join) our committees.

Please email us if you are interested.

Fundraising Committee.
Responsibilities will include seeking corporate sponsorships, planning fundraising events, and managing official merchandise. Previous marketing or fundraising experience is useful but not required.

Programming Committee.
Responsibilities will include outreach with local community groups, fostering relationships with local charities and science organizations, and assisting in planning and execution of science education events with 25 to 75 attendees. The ST&T volunteer will need to be able to navigate a park setting.

Content Creation Committee

Share science with the people! Science content welcome. The intended audience is the public and policymakers. All content should have a proactive "action" associated with it (i.e. try this new thing, use less plastic). Please contact us if you would like to join our every-other-week chat about communication or if you have content to contribute.

Science for Georgia is a 501(c)(3). We work to build a bridge between scientists and the public and advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy.

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