Science Education Internship

The Society for Science & the Public Science Education Internship is intended for people planning for careers in STEM education, STEM-related community outreach and non-profit or data management.  The internship is available for 2-4 months beginning in Fall semester.

Possible duties include

  • Customer Service
    • Addressing and responding to inquiries
    • Tracking customer communications
  • Science Competition & Equity and Outreach Programs Support
    • Research projects to support the Society’s competitions and outreach programs
    • Promote online applications, update websites and databases
    • Review grantee reports and identify stories for the Society’s blog
    • Assisting in paperwork processes of our science research competitions
    • Developing and proofreading of various materials, including letters to students, parents, and educators, and Science Education Programs publications
  • Data Support
    • Managing and organizing the outreach efforts into data sets
    • Maintenance of existing database(s)
    • Running reports and analyzing data

Desired competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Familiarity with data management and data gathering
  • Flexibility and willingness to support team members
  • Knowledge and/or appreciation of STEM education and outreach

Position type and Expected Hours

This is a paid internship intended for 15 hours per week. This role is fully remote. Specific duties will be decided based on applicant’s interests and skill level at the beginning of the internship. Specific dates will be determined based upon the Society’s needs and intern availability.  

Required Education and Experience

Interns must be current undergraduate or graduate students. Students currently taking a gap year are also eligible to apply. Preference is given to those pursuing a degree or career in education, science, information services and database administration, non-profit management, and related fields as well as to alumni of the Society’s education competitions.

How to Apply

Applicants should e-mail cover letter, résumé, and named of three references to career@societyforscience.org. Emails should include “Science Education Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

About Society for Science & the Public

Society for Science & the Public (Society) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement; to inform, educate, and inspire. We do this work through our award-winning Science News media group and world-class science competitions: the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), and Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). Regeneron ISEF and Broadcom MASTERS begin at local, regional, state, and national fairs that affiliate with the Society to participate. This network includes more than 400 science fairs representing more than 70 countries, regions, and territories.

The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, the Society does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, age and/or any other categories protected by the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia.

Society statement

We must work together to build a future without racism that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.