Internship for students interested in neuroethics and building community

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) has an opening for an event intern to assist with the planning, data management, and communication efforts related to our annual meeting and other networking activities for the neuroethics community. This is a part time position available starting March 2021 and requires a commitment through the end of the year.

The accepted candidate will earn $15 per hour for work completed remotely. Workload will vary weekly, averaging about 5 hours each week as well as an additional 8-10 hours each day of the online meeting to be held in October or November, 2021.

Only undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree granting institution will be considered. Candidates from underrepresented or marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience or interest in neuroethics, brain science, meeting planning, or science communication will be strongly considered. The INS is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send a statement of interest along with your CV or résumé to Karen Graham, INS Executive Director, at [email protected].

Please direct any questions to this email. No phone conversations will be granted prior to receiving documents. Applications must be received by March 15 at 10:00 p.m. EST. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. (Deadline extended from February 28.)

Responsibilities and Skills

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend and contribute to committee conference calls
  • Contribute to the creation of networking activities and programs
  • Coordinate abstract submission process and records management
  • Communicate regularly with abstract authors and committee members
  • Prepare submissions for review by committee members and other judges
  • Attend the multiple-day annual meeting held online in October or November, 2021
  • Attend other online events organized for members and audiences
  • Provide feedback on improving meeting and event processes

Candidates must possess the following general work skills:

  • Communicates well with coworkers
  • Pays close attention to details
  • Problem solves independently
  • Challenges inconsistencies
  • Works very efficiently
  • Remains respectful

Candidates must have a strong proficiency:

  • Working within strict limitations
  • Adhering to style and processes
  • Writing concise and logical content
  • Producing error-free drafts and documents
  • Managing multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Communicating effectively with others
  • Meeting project expectations
  • Keeping organized files

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:

  • On-site or online meeting and event support
  • Managing social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit)
  • Tracking abstract submissions or registrations (Google Forms/Drive)
  • Content and customer management systems (MemberClicks)
  • Creating and sending broadcast emails (Constant Contact)

Diversity and Inclusion

As part of the International Neuroethics Society’s commitment to a representative and expansive vision of neuroethics, we welcome applicants from underrepresented or marginalized groups. Applicants writing their statements of interest are encouraged to highlight any aspect of themselves — including subject identity, national origin, life experience, or other considerations — relevant to our efforts to better include, support, and/or empower underrepresented communities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The International Neuroethics Society is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting required qualifications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


"Those who are considering an internship with the INS should know that their hard work and dedication will not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Their contributions, no matter how big or small, will make a difference in the end." – Kimberley Glover

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Kimberley Glover

"For those interested in the neurosciences or philosophy, this internship provides an encompassing experience of the field neuroethics while being able to contribute remotely and around a student's often complex schedule. Such an experience is normally reserved for graduate students thus can provide both undergraduate students or post-bacs valuable insights about the field." – Ian Stevens

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Ian Stevens