The Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG) Science Communication Fellowship provides a year-long professional development experience in science communication, based at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
This is an opportunity to receive mentoring and professional development training from a small, highly engaged group that is passionate about marine science and stewardship of coastal resources.
The fellow will have a communications-related degree and a passion for marine science. They will learn to use their communications skills to create accessible communications about WHSG-funded research and outreach efforts to the public, resource managers, and policymakers. Example products may include written and social media content, video shorts, and other communications-related resources.
The communications fellow will be advised and mentored by the WHSG communications lead and director. The fellow will have the opportunity to identify story topics, write content (stories, social media posts, webpage content, factsheets, etc.), conduct interviews, produce stories (written or multimedia), and develop other communications tools. In addition to these projects with the communications lead and director, the fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with WHSG extension specialists, funded researchers, and/or partners to gain experience in developing and distributing communication products.
The fellow is expected to spend a minimum of 2-days per week at the WHSG offices and the remaining 3 days per week may be remote. Therefore, it is important that the communications fellow be independent and comfortable taking initiative and possess strong interpersonal, written, and electronic communications skills.
Eligibility: A communications-related degree and a passion for marine science
Term: This full-time, hybrid fellowship is funded for one year from date of appointment
Stipend: Fellows will be paid a stipend of $60,000 for the one-year term
Start date: No later than September 12, 2022
Please review the Woods Hole Sea Grant website and social media platforms before applying and include your skill set, experience, and area of interest in your letter of interest.
About Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world's leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education. Our scientists and engineers push the boundaries of knowledge about the ocean to reveal its impacts on our planet and our lives.