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Science communication on the impacts of coastal and ocean pollution

Summary / Description


The Ecotoxicology Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center ( investigates the effects of pollution, including stormwater, pesticides, heavy metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons, on freshwater and marine fish.  We are seeking a motivated intern to help communicate the importance of new research findings to agency decisionmakers, the public, educators, tribal and non-governmental organizations, and other interested stakeholders. Specific tasks may include the development of feature content for the Program’s web pages, educational materials for K-12 environmental science instruction, and multimedia synopses (digital video, print, etc.) for the general public.  The success of these efforts will depend on the independent initiative, communications skills, and creativity of the intern.  The successful candidate will also have opportunities to assist with ongoing research projects, in both the laboratory and the field.

Skills Required

We are seeking an intern with strong communication and writing skills; computer skills including word processing, layout design, and web content development; and familiarity with basic concepts of toxicology, pollution impacts, and fish ecology.

Other Information

Internship Location: Northwest Fisheries Science Center
2725 Montlake Blvd E
Seattle, WA 98112

Intern Supervisor: Cathy Laetz / Number of slots available: 0

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