Communications Intern

Internship for students interested in neuroethics and science communication

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) has an opening for a communications intern to coordinate several activities on behalf of our 300-member association. Main responsibilities include coordinating our newsletter, managing social media channels, answering member requests, supporting the development of communications plans, and writing and editing various pieces of content. This is a part-time position available starting April 2024 with the expectation of 1-year commitment through at least May 2025. 

The accepted candidate will earn $15 (USD) per hour for work completed remotely. Workload will vary weekly, averaging about 5 hours each week. There is also potential for additional hours with other projects and events, including our annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA.

Only undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree granting institution will be considered. Students taking a gap year or in between education programs will not be considered. U.S. citizenship is not required. Candidates from underrepresented or marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience or interest in neuroethics, neuroscience, and science communication will be strongly considered. The INS is an equal opportunity employer.

The application deadline has passed. If you still need to submit your documents, email them to Robert Beets, INS Executive Director ([email protected]) and use the subject line 'Internship'. Required documents include: a brief letter describing your interest in the position and an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé.

Please direct any questions to this email. No phone conversations will be granted prior to receiving documents. Applications must be received by February 10 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Responsibilities and Skills

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate content and distribution of the bi-weekly email newsletter
  • Draft and edit original content for reports, events, web, social media, etc.
  • Contribute to the strategy and development of other communication projects
  • Contribute to the promotion of webinars and the annual meeting
  • Review web presence and identify needs for improvement
  • Maintain and compile outreach lists for communications
  • Provide live support for the annual meeting (April 2024)
  • Respond to emails from members and the public
  • Assist with other related projects and activities

Candidates should have proficiency:

  • Maintaining a positive and respectful demeanor
  • Communicating effectively with many people
  • Writing and editing concise documents
  • Keeping organized files and data
  • Adhering to and improving processes
  • Managing multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Working efficiently to meet expectations
  • Solving problems independently

Required skills and experience:

  • Available to check and communicate regularly by email
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets and data management
  • Proficiency with Google and Microsoft applications

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Creating and sending emails and newsletters (AMO, Benchmark)
  • Content and customer management systems (Wordpress, MemberClicks)
  • Managing social media channels (X, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit)
  • Tracking abstract submissions or registrations (Google Forms/Drive)
  • Communicating with students, members, and other public audiences

Diversity and Inclusion

The International Neuroethics Society welcomes applicants from underrepresented communities and marginalized groups, including women, people identifying as LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and students living in or originating from Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any aspect of their experience — including identity, national origin, life and professional experience, or other considerations — relevant to our efforts to better include, support, and/or empower underrepresented communities. Details about personal identity or experience can be submitted in the application form or included in the letter.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The International Neuroethics Society is an equal opportunity employer. All applications are treated as strictly confidential and judged on its merits without bias. All applicants meeting required qualifications will receive consideration for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.


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"This internship is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to get involved in the international neuroethics community or learn more about effective science communication. This internship has not only broadened my understanding of neuroethics but has also equipped me with skills vital for communication within an organization. I have learned about a wide variety of topics in neuroethics from the ethical implications of emerging neurotechnologies to the social and cultural dimensions of neuroscience research. Additionally, the support and mentorship I received throughout the internship were instrumental in my improvement as a communicator and writer." – Cindy Xin

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“This internship offers an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself within the international neuroethics community by building relationships and communicating with leading scholars in the field. The role is also an outstanding way to acquire a breadth of knowledge about the wide range of disciplinary topics that encompass neuroethics, and to enhance science communication skills for different audiences. Your positionality as an intern will allow you to make a tangible impact on the field, and your contributions are valued and recognized by Society members.” – Erin Morrow




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The INS is seeking a part-time communications intern starting in April 2024. Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students. Successful candidates will earn $15/hour for remote work. All application materials are due Saturday, February 10 at 11pm ET.

The deadline to apply for the INS communications internship is Saturday, February 10. Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students. The part-time position will start in April 2024 and will earn $15/hour for remote work.

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