NYSERNet is seeking a summer (2017) intern to work in our downtown Syracuse, N.Y., office. The successful candidate will gather, research and write about science and research conducted at some of New York’s leading colleges, universities, museums and research centers; manage social media; and help market NYSERNet educational services and conferences.
The Communications Intern will develop a beat and mine it for stories to tell about NYSERNet member institutions. You’ll track RSS feeds, speak to college and university media relations representatives, interview principal researchers and scientists, and write pieces that will appear on nysernet.org, in social media and other longer-form digital and print publications. You’ll also use your social media skills to promote workshops, seminars and The NYSERNet Conference, an annual meeting of IT professionals held in October.
Knowledge and experience requirements
You should have strong written and oral communications skills, preferably journalism training, and a working knowledge of AP Style. You should be social media savvy, particularly with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. In addition to excellent grammar and spelling skills, you should be comfortable working with and talking to people in and around higher education. Background, interest or knowledge of science, technology and research is preferable.
NYSERNet, New York state’s optical networking company, is a private not-for-profit corporation created to foster science and education across the state. Our mission is to advance network technology so New York’s research and education community can thrive and find solutions to our generation’s greatest scientific challenges.
Compensation and work schedule
This is a paid internship. All work will be performed on-site at NYSERNet’s Syracuse office, and will require about 20 hours per week. This internship may extend into the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. NYSERNet is an Equal Opportunity M/F/V/D employer.
How to apply
Submit your resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.