The Virginia Sea Grant Communication Center was lucky to have a full house for the summer of 2012. We had three great interns helping us with everything from photography and design to communications research. Brandon Durant joined us from the George Mason University Communications Department to conduct focus groups and interviews to help us understand [...]
Science Communication Internships
Science Communication Interns work with our Communication Center to bring scientific and technical information to non-scientists and decision-makers.
Undergraduate Science Writing Internship
- Intern will report and write about VASG researchers, students, and staff for our website and magazine.
- $3,000 stipend.
- Applications due March 8, 2013.
- Download internship announcement for details and application instructions.
What do Communication Interns do?
Brandon Durant is applying his experience and education in science communication to conduct focus groups and interviews that will inform Virginia Sea Grant’s strategic communication strategy.
As a Virginia Sea Grant Communications Intern, Keya Jackson tried her hand at layout and design, led a focus group to gather communications research data, and conducted the research necessary to inform a future redesign of the Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin.
Diamondback terrapins face a variety of threats—from coastal development to crab fishing. A team of VASG-funded researchers are mapping terrapin habitat and threats to aid in the development of effective management strategies.
Old Dominion University professor Dick Zimmerman and his lab are developing a new model to predict where seagrass can grow in the Bay. This article features the work of communications intern Kate Schimel and photography intern Carly Rose.
For Kate Schimel tagging along on research vessels to interview VASG-funded scientists were her favorite parts of the summer. Schimel, who studies biology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, joined VASG as our 2011 Summer Science Communications Intern.
2010 communication intern Gabriella March created three videos about the impacts of VASG projects:
This summer, Virginia Sea Grant welcomed one communications intern, Gabriella March, and two policy interns, Jennifer Reichle and Jessica Eckerlin.
In the summer of 2009, Jackie Enterline became Virginia Sea Grant’s first Science Communications Intern. During her eight week internship, she trailblazed a form of media with which we had little experience—online video.