Science for Georgia Internship Program

Science for Georgia aims to build bridges between the public and the science community by providing information about the state of science policy in Georgia and about positive actions that people can take based on scientific research.

Our interns work closely with our directors to clearly define their internship goals. In 2021 they will focus around three main themes (food, water, and shelter). Going back to basics demonstrates how people, their health, the environment, and the economy are all intertwined in Georgia. Each theme will have three components that correspond to Sci4Ga’s three missions:

  1. An overview of the scientific consensus around the issue and evidence-based solutions (improve communication between science and the public)
  2. An action everyone can take to incorporate science into their life (increase public engagement with science)
  3. Call to Action campaign focused via Legislative fact sheets (advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy)
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Expectations

All interns are trained in clear, concise, communication (via SciComm Academy Classes) that is targeted to the appropriate audience.

Each intern is expected to meet once a week with the internship director. When there is a team of interns, a weekly all-hands meeting also occurs to build camaraderie and improve idea generation.

Internships typically are typically between 200-300 hours total. We are flexible around condensed / staggered school schedules. Position can be 100% remote.

Part-time internships are around 10-15 hours per week.
Full-time internships are between 30-40 hours per week.

Qualifications

Excellent communication skills

Ability to obtain information via interviews and independent research

Degree (or pursing) in a science field

Political Science experience a bonus

Experience with Power BI, Jupyter notebooks, and/or other data presentation methods a bonus

Internship Areas

There are three internship areas. Each does a deep dive into one or two topics that are important to Georgia and can benefit from evidence-based solutions. Each works closely with Science for Georgia and their partners to fully understand the Georgia perspective.

Policy Analysis

Identify and reach-out to stakeholders, write a stake holder analysis, develop and/or execute an advocacy plan (including contacting organization or legislators). Produce legislative information. Examples:

Referendum Guide

Legislative Score Card

Science Communications

Research evidence-based solutions, and create content explaining the issue, calling people to action, and helping people to advocate Examples:

Beach Stewardship

Food Insecurity

Composting

Data Analysis

Find and analyze data and use it to create compelling, contextual stories around issues impacting Georgia.

2020 Impact

Content created by our interns

  • Issue Pages: 6
  • Advocacy Campaigns: 5
  • Content produced: 11 personal action cards, 3 legislative fact sheets, 3 how-to-cards, 2 legislative information packets

Interested in an Internship?

Internship openings are posted on our Opportunities Page. If none are listed, please send us an email (info @ Sci4GA.org) to learn more.

Interested in sponsoring an Intern?

Interns helps us turn ideas into action. If you are interested in sponsoring an intern, please contact Randy Gorod at Randy.Gorod @ Sci4GA.org.