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The Academy is an independent science organization, supported entirely through community contributions, and the driving force behind scientific progress and awareness in St. Louis for more than 150 years.

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Electronic Media Intern — Fall 2012

Job Description:
Our electronic media intern will assist in the production of electronic content for the Academy of Science – St. Louis, including social media, video, photography, press releases, and electronic calendars. Tasks will include creating online content before, during, and after special events, educational programs, and membership activities. This opportunity will allow the creation of portfolio pieces in multiple media platforms.


  • Regularly post to all social media accounts held by the Academy of Science – St. Louis within the framework of the Academy’s established social media plan
  • Monitor social media accounts of collaborative and/or similar organizations throughout the United States. Follow or friend these organizations as necessary
  • Monitor select online STEM publications and blogs for content to share as needed
  • Develop relationships with relevant bloggers, providing them with information about Academy activities as needed. Create a database of bloggers to share with Academy staff.
  • Maintain Academy content on online event calendars, including, but not limited to RFT,, Alive Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, Ladue News, Town & Style, and
  • Work with Academy staff to draft and distribute online press releases as needed 
  • Assist in photo and video archiving
  • Attend Academy events and programs, schedule permitting, for the purpose of photography, videography, and social media content

Recent grads or students that are within two years of completing their B.A. in Communications, Marketing, or Journalism are qualified. Interns should have solid writing skills and be proficient in Photoshop, iMovie, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Vimeo, and YouTube. Must have own transportation.

Internship dates and hours:
August – December 2012. Up to 20 hours per week working around academic schedules. A possible extension to a full academic-year internship can be discussed at the completion of first semester for the correct candidate.

This internship is unpaid, but may be arranged for college credit. Includes free admission to all Academy events and programs.

To apply:
Please send your resume, writing samples, and examples of web content and/or new media to:

Lynn Cook
Director of Development

The St. Louis region has lost an incredible mind and wonderful person with the death of Academy Fellow and Nobel Laureate - William Knowles. We are honored to have been able to recognize his contributions to science during his life.

In addition to being inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Science, Knowles received the Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Pam Smith, Community Relations

Knowles is being remembered in both the local and national press.  Read about his career and ground-breaking research…

St. Louis Beacon - 'William S. Knowles: Nobel Prize winning chemist with Monsanto'
New York Times - 'William Knowles, Nobel Winner in Chemistry, Dies at 95'
St. Louis Post Dispatch - 'William S. Knowles Obituary'

Indigo Bunting singing
Mitch Leachman, Executive Director of the St. Louis Audubon Society, can be heard in the background.

C/O: Deepa Mohan.

A Prothonotary Warbler, singing, during the Creve Coeur BioBlitz.
Group leader: Mitch Leachman, St. Louis Audubon Society.
C/O: Deepa Mohan

Check out photos from our Creve Coeur BioBlitz!
View them on Facebook. Thanks to Deepa Mohan for sharing her snaps with us.

Lucy’s Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins
By: Donald Johanson & Kate Wong

To find out more about the evolution of primates, join us for Dr. Jason Organ’s free talk - Fieldwork and Fossils: Primate Adaptations and Ecology on June 27.

The talk is FREE and OPEN to the public. 
Part of our On Science Seminar Series
OASIS at the Center of Clayton 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards
by Wade Graham, Ph.D. 

Pick up a copy of ‘American Eden’ and plan to attend Dr. Graham’s free talk: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are on May 16.

The talk is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Part of our Special Partnership Presentations
The Missouri Botanical Garden – Shoenberg Theater
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Two Thousand Students Compete in One of  USA’s Largest Science Fairs

St. Louis, MO – May 2, 2012 – This week, 2000 students toting a colorful array of cardboard displays are pouring through the doors of the Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park.  These students from public, private, parochial, and home schools across St. Louis County and City are arriving to participate in the Academy of Science  - St. Louis Science Fair

View the complete press release (PDF) here.


Media Contacts:
Mary Burke, Chief Executive Officer
314.322.5214 (cell),
Pam Smith, Science Programs Manager
636.262.9072 (cell),

View photos of the 2012 Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner from the Ladue News and on Flickr.
Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

View photos of the 2012 Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner from the Ladue News and on Flickr.

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

Check out the Beacon’s portrait of an Outstanding St. Louis Scientist - Govindaswamy Chinnadurai.  (Govindaswamy Chinnadurai: Searching for cure for cancer, by Gloria S. Ross, St. Louis Beacon)