Internships & Job Opportunities

Science for Georgia LSEN Internships

Science for Georgia has spring, summer, and fall internships. A majority are sponsored by our Local Science Engagement Network Funding.

The application window for Summer 2021 has closed. Please check back in the summer for Fall opportunities.

Committees and Volunteers

We are always looking for passionate volunteers who wants to help make science matter in Georgia. We love people who have 1 hour or 100 hours to give. Everyone can make an impact.

You don't need to be a scientist, just someone who likes it.

Read more about our overall needs below and fill out the form below to learn more.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS

We are always looking for interested volunteers. Below are a few things we need specific help with.
-Video Editing

-Graphic Design

-Data Analytics - Tableau and Analysis

-DevOps

-Network building and outreach

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE

- Manage social media presence 

- Manage newsletters

in MailChimp

- Update website on WordPress

- Create graphic art for digital media and merchandise

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

- Seek corporate sponsorships

- Plan fundraising events

- Manage official merchandise

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

- Outreach with local community groups

- Foster relationships with local charities and science organizations

- Assist in the planning and execution of science education events with 25 to 75 attendees. 

Specific Volunteer Needs

2021 Focus Issue Coordinators

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.

To focus our efforts, Science for Georgia is building collations around evidence-based practices that relate to water, food, and shelter. We are seeking volunteers to help with organization and outreach around these three focus topics in 2021.

Specifically, we are seeking help with one or all of the following:

  • Researching evidence-based solutions to these issues
  • Working with partners to identify which of these solutions are more applicable to Georgia
  • Organizing outreach and information around these topics
    • Social media posts
    • Information cards
    • Webpage design
  • Organizing events with partners around these topics

These volunteers will work closely with our directors. Science for Georgia will gladly write recommendation letters or provide information that enables class-credit.

Qualifications
Passion to apply science to improve lives
Excellent communication skills
Ability to obtain information via interviews and independent research

All of this work can be done 100% remote.

To apply, please send us an email (info @ sci4ga.org) explaining why you love science and what you would like to work on.

Event Coordinators

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.

Science for Georgia hosts two events a month, Science Tales & Trails and Atlanta Science Tavern. These events are intended to be low-key environments where community members can learn more about the featured scientists’ specific type of science or topic of research. Science Tales & Trails is usually an outdoor event held on the second Saturday of each month and geared towards families.  Atlanta Science Tavern is usually an indoor event held at an Atlanta pub and geared mainly towards adults. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, we are holding these events virtually to ensure the safety of our attendees and speakers. In this format the event will include a 20-30-minute plain-language talk that can be supplemented with pre-recorded videos and pictures followed by an interactive question and answer section. We are trying to play with our format to allow for more audience participation, for example including polls and questions during the event, or asking audience members for questions before the talk so the speaker can incorporate their answers into the talk.

Science for Georgia is seeking a dedicated volunteer to help with production of these events. Including any or all of the following:

  • Obtaining information about the event from the speaker and writing a blurb about the event (about 2-4 hours a month)
  • Developing social media posts to advertise (about 1 hour a month)
  • Organizing the speakers including obtaining their slides and hosting a digital run-thru before the event (about 2 hours a month)
  • Post-production video editing (about 3-5 hours a video)

These volunteers will work closely with our directors. Science for Georgia will gladly write recommendation letters or provide information that enables class-credit.

To apply, please send us an email (info @ sci4ga.org) explaining why you love science and what you would like to work on.

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