Outreach Coordinator

Internship for students and trainees interested in supporting the neuroethics community

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) has an available internship for a student or trainee to serve as an outreach coordinator. The intern will manage key functions related to outreach, engagement, and communication for our 300+ member association. Main responsibilities include: communicating with investigators submitting research and essays; developing engagement activities for members; contributing to initiatives supporting diversity, equity and inclusion; and helping establish new connections with priority audiences.

This is a part-time position available starting March 2023 with the expectation of a 1+ year commitment through at least May 2024. The accepted candidate will earn $15 (USD) per hour for work completed remotely. Workload will vary by week, with an expectation of at least 3 hours per week and up to 10 hours per week to support events, key projects, and high-volume communication periods. Work can be completed at times that fit a candidate’s schedule.

Only graduate students currently enrolled in or accepted to a degree-granting institution and postdocs or trainees currently working in a pre-professional status will be considered. Candidates from underrepresented or marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. Candidates with interest or experience in neuroethics will be strongly considered. The INS is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, complete the application form and separately send by email — addressed to Robert Beets, INS Communications Director ([email protected]) with the subject line: Intern application — two documents: an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé, and a brief cover letter. The letter should describe your interest in the position and be no longer than one page.

Please direct any questions to this email. No phone conversations will be granted prior to receiving documents. Applications must be received by January 17, 2023 at 11:00 p.m. EDT. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. We expect to hold interviews the week of January 23-27 and make a hiring decision by early February 2023.

The application period is now closed.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Communicate with recently lapsed members and new members joining the Society;
  • Manage correspondence with investigators submitting abstracts to the annual meeting and with students and trainees submitting essays to the Neuroethics Essay Contest;
  • Contribute to the reporting of engagement and demographic information to evaluate the effectiveness of Society initiatives promoting diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Support the development of and contribute to the coordination of virtual and in-person engagement activities for students, trainees, and early career professionals;
  • Establish new connections and deepen relationships with priority audiences, including people living in or originating from Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, and educators and administrators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States and tribal colleges and universities located around the world;

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Attend select committee and task force meetings
  • Support fundraising applications and reporting
  • Contribute to year-end reporting and reports
  • Contribute to other projects, as available


Required Skills

  • Proficiency communicating in written and verbal English
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets and data management
  • Proficiency with Google and Microsoft applications
  • Ability to communicate promptly by email

Preferred Skills

  • Any level of proficiency with multiple languages (please indicate)
  • Experience planning and coordinating in-person or virtual events

Professional Proficiencies

  • 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

Diversity and Inclusion

The International Neuroethics Society is committed to equity, fairness, and to fostering an inclusive and diverse professional community characterized by a healthy culture with transparent practices. For all opportunities and positions, the 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 through the application form or included in the cover 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.