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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 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 August 2022 with the expectation of 1-year commitment through at least May 2023.

The accepted candidate will earn $15 (USD) per hour for work completed remotely. Workload will vary weekly, averaging about 4-5 hours each week. There is also potential for additional hours with other projects and during each day of the annual meeting to be held November 2-4, 2022.

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 application process is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

Our approximate timeline for this process is as follows. Dates are subject to change.

  • Reviewing applications: May 28–June 5
  • Conducting interviews: June 6-15
  • Making a selection: June 15-17
  • Announcing decision: June 20

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 (Nov. 2022)
  • 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

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 themselves — including identity, national origin, life 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 statement of interest.

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.


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Erin Morrow

“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
Emory University


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Josie Watkins

"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
University of Wisconsin–Madison


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Kimberley Glover

"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
Wake Forest University


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Ian Stevens

"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
Northern Arizona University


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Communications Intern – The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is seeking a student intern to work with staff on communication-related activities. This is a part-time position available starting August 2022 and paying $15 per hour for work completed remotely — about 4-5 hours per week. Candidates must be current undergraduate or graduate students and should possess excellent communication skills and a passion for science and neuroscience. See the position listing on the INS website for details. All application documents are due May 27.

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The INS is seeking a part-time communications intern starting in August 2022. Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students. Successful candidates will earn $15/hour for remote work. All application materials are due May 27 at 11pm EDT.

The deadline to apply for the INS communications internship is Friday, May 27. Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students. The part-time position will start in August 2022 and will earn $15/hour for remote work.

About the INS

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is an interdisciplinary group of scholars, scientists, clinicians, and other professionals dedicated to encouraging and inspiring research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science. People at all stages of their career join the Society to interact, learn, and participate in dynamic discussions that further the growing field of neuroethics.

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