Open Opportunities

Internship for students interested in neuroethics and science communication

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) has an opening for a communication intern to coordinate several activities on behalf of our 300-member association. Main responsibilities include managing our bi-weekly newsletter, posting to social media channels, answering member requests, and writing and editing various pieces of content. This is a part-time position available starting May 2021, and we expect a commitment through at least December 2021.

The accepted candidate will earn $15 per hour for work completed remotely. Workload will vary weekly, averaging about 8-10 hours each week as well as an additional 8-10 hours each day of the online meeting to be held in 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, neuroscience, and science communication will be strongly considered. The INS is an equal opportunity employer.

The deadline to apply has passed.

Please direct any questions to this email. No phone conversations will be granted prior to receiving documents. Applications must be received by Monday, May 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 other communication projects and strategy development
  • Review web presence and identify needs for improvement
  • Maintain and compile outreach lists for communications
  • Provide live support for the annual meeting (Nov 2021)
  • 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:

  • 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 (Benchmark)

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.


This internship is a phenomenal opportunity not only for those compelled by the niche field of neuroethics, but also for those interested in the broader field of science communication as well. Both the projects you’ll work on and the people you’ll work with will enrich your understanding of all the different facets of communication within an international organization, and provide you with valuable experience that aligns with your interests. – Josie Watkins

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Josie Watkins

"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