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Electronic Media Intern — Fall 2012
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.
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.
Please send your resume, writing samples, and examples of web content and/or new media to:
Director of Development
Awarded in 1998 with the Innovation Award - which recognizes a scientist or engineer under age 40 who has demonstrated exceptional potential for future accomplishments in science, engineering or technology - Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D., has more than lived up to our expectations. He was elected to National Academy of Sciences last year for his remarkable contributions to science. This year we are proud to present him with the Fellows Award, which recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in science.
Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D., is the Helen Lehbrink Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Director of the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The Fellows Award will be presented as part of our 18th Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner on Thursday evening at the Chase Park Plaza, where Hultgren and our other 2012 awardees will receive their awards.
Michael W. Friedlander, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. (Ten WUSTL faculty to receive Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards, Beth Miller and Diana Lutz.)
The Science Educator Award is part of our Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. It recognizes a distinguished individual or organization on the basis of outstanding contributions to science education or to the public understanding of science, engineering, or technology.
Friedlander will be presented with his award on Thursday evening at our 18th Annual Awards Dinner - for more information, click here.