CNR seeks graduate student Science Communications Intern

April 11, 2019

The College of Natural Resources Office of Communications seeks a motivated CNR graduate student to join our team as the Science Communications Intern for summer 2019. The Science Communications Intern will produce various communications pieces that further the strategic communications goals for the College and help increase awareness of CNR research, teaching, and outreach.

Projects may include:

  • Draft press releases or other written pieces that communicate scientific research to a general audience
  • Research and pitch story ideas
  • Assist with monitoring media coverage of CNR’s work, compile research publication lists
  • Research and respond to information requests from the general public
  • Assist with social media content creation and special campaigns
  • Produce multimedia content
  • Undertake other projects as needed to further assist the communication team’s work

This is is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in communicating complex science to a broad variety of audiences.

Pay & Hours

The Science Communications Intern will work ~10 hrs/week at a rate of $22.00/hour and must be available to work on site in University Hall for at least some portion of their hours each week throughout summer 2019.

Requirements & Qualifications

Must be a graduate student in the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley and must be available to work ~10 hrs/week throughout summer 2019.


  • Interest in and/or experience in science communications, journalism, and media relations
  • Strong command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Experience with social media
  • Video and photography skills
  • Experience with Adobe creative suite or graphic design

How to Apply

First review date: April 24, 2019

Email using subject line SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN and include your cover letter, CV or resume, availability dates this summer, and two writing samples (such as press releases, blog posts, journalistic publications, commentaries or op-eds; non-academic pieces are preferred)