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Great Lakes Ship-Based Science Communicator

Summary / Description


Ride aboard our Great Lakes research vessels and create engaging short video clips using GoPro technology, then edit them for posting to our YouTube site. Lend a hand to scientific and vessel staff during research cruises as needed. Develop both deliberate and informal opportunistic dockside public engagement strategies for ports of call during research cruises. Assist at Lake Michigan Field Station home port outreach events. Work with Field Station staff to develop materials that highlight field research including vessel and field station tours as well as content for the web and social media.

This is an opportunity to work with multiple research teams, learning about several science issues in the Great Lakes. You will live on our research vessels during research cruises.

Skills Required

The successful candidate will have strong writing and public speaking skills and demonstrate a passion and excitement for public outreach. Requirements: self-directed, confident, team player comfortable working outdoors with a variety of people. Must be extremely comfortable on boats and willing to assist on deck as needed. Coursework in environmental science, comfort with social media, computer graphic design, experience with camera technology, and video editing a plus.

Other Information

Internship Location: NOAA Research, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory at the Lake Michigan Field Station In Muskegon, Michigan

Intern Supervisor: Dennis Donahue / Number of slots available: 1

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