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:
- An overview of the scientific consensus around the issue and evidence-based solutions (improve communication between science and the public)
- An action everyone can take to incorporate science into their life (increase public engagement with science)
- Call to Action campaign focused via Legislative fact sheets (advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy)
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.
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
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.
Find and analyze data and use it to create compelling, contextual stories around issues impacting Georgia.
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 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.