"The Picture of Health" by Jian Han

Intern with Genes to Genomes!

The Genetics Society of America journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, seek an intern with a talent for storytelling and a strong background in genetics or a related scientific field.

The intern will work closely with editorial staff to write posts for the Genes to Genomes blog and contribute to other writing, outreach, and communications tasks as needed. You must be an excellent writer and a fast learner.

This paid internship is for 10 hours a week for 12 weeks and you will be telecommuting. Your application should include: a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample that summarizes a GSA Journals research article in the style of a Genes to Genomes blog post (for examples, see: http://genestogenomes.org/category/science-and-publishing/).

You may also include up to two other writing samples that demonstrate your ability to write for a general biology audience or the public (i.e., not scholarly research articles).

Tasks:

  • Write posts for Genes to Genomes blog (you will have some posts assigned by the editors, but you will also pitch your own post ideas)
  • Conduct phone interviews with scientists as needed
  • Work with editors to revise and publish posts
  • Identify appropriate images to accompany posts
  • Promote posts via social media
  • Other tasks as needed

You may also have opportunities to gain training and experience in other writing tasks (e.g., writing press releases or journal issue highlights) according to your interests, skills, and the tasks and time available.

Experience and skills required

  • Some graduate training in genetics or related field (e.g., current graduate student). Those with equivalent research experience will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated writing skills, including use of plain language
  • Knowledge of genetics and biology
  • Ability to write engagingly for both the public and a scientific audience
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work closely with others, and to share and receive ideas openly

For information about how to apply, please visit: http://www.faseb.org/Professional-Development-and-Diversity-Resources/Professional-Development-and-Career-Resources/Employment-and-Fellowship-Opportunities/Employment-with-FASEB-and-Member-Societies.aspx

Applications will require a cover letter, resume, and writing samples. Please combine writing samples into a single PDF file.

EOE

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  1. Molly Duda says:

    I just found this and realized it is from February, but I was wondering if you would be having another internship for the summer that I could apply to, or something similar to this.
    Thank You!
    Molly

    • Cristy Gelling says:

      Hi Molly, we don’t have a summer internship planned yet, but it’s possible. Feel free to send me an email: cgelling[at]thegsajournals.org and I will keep you updated.

  2. DanZ says:

    I’m very interested in this! I also second the above commenter in my curiosity as to the deadline.

    Thanks,

    Dan

  3. ktran4 says:

    Hi –

    I have some questions about eligibility for this internship. Also, is there an application deadline? Who should I contact with questions?

    Thanks,
    Lina

    • Tracey DePellegrin says:

      hi lina –
      thanks for the enquiry.
      we’ll email you directly with contact information.
      cristy gelling is our science writer, and either of us are happy to answer questions.
      tracey depellegrin