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SDB Science Communication Internship



A key pillar of the Society for Developmental Biology's strategic plan is to engage the membership more actively in the Society’s activities. The SDB Strategic Planning Group is therefore keen to provide new and meaningful avenues for SDB members to contribute to the Society. In that spirit, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the SDB Science Communication Internship Program. The program will provide SDB trainees with professional and practical experience in science communication. Interns will be provided with writing mentorship from senior SDB faculty and financial assistance for attending SDB meetings. This small program is just a start, and we will be excited to roll out additional programs in the coming months and years.


SDB SciComm Interns are responsible for generating and editing content for the SDB website, newsletter, and social media accounts. Interns are expected to spend 5 to 10 hours each month on these projects for one year, with an option to renew for an additional year.


The ideal applicant will have a strong developmental biology background and interest in writing about science to a general audience. Applicants must be current trainee members of SDB (graduate students who have joined a lab for their dissertation research or postdoctoral fellows). Prior writing experience is preferred but not required.


The deadline for all application materials, including letters of recommendation, is Monday, August 1, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET.

Last Updated: 2022-07-12