The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is hiring 1-2 communications student interns. Communications interns assist the TWRI communications team with researching topics, interviewing sources and writing articles for TWRI’s publications: our monthly email newsletter and txH2O magazine.
In addition, interns may develop and/or edit news releases, feature stories, peer-reviewed journal articles, technical reports and other informational and educational materials for the institute. Other opportunities include assisting with social media, graphic design, photos, managing mailing lists and other duties as needed to help the team.
We are looking for candidates with knowledge of journalistic writing and editing, using at least the Associated Press Stylebook. Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style and the Council of Science Editors’ Scientific Style and Format is beneficial, but is not required. Experience with reading and editing scientific papers, and translating research into a news article is preferred.
Eligible students: undergraduate or graduate students working towards a degree in agricultural or science journalism, journalism, communications, English or other relevant degrees. Experience in InDesign and Photoshop is beneficial, as well as knowledge of or interest in water resources sciences and other environmental sciences.
The internship lasts a minimum of one semester, but may be extended for additional semesters.