• Intern, Social Science Communications

    Location US-CA-Thousand Oaks
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/30/2019 12:35 PM)
    Req #
    # Positions
    Corporate Communications (US) - Public Relations
  • Overview

    As part of the Corporate Communications team, the Social Science Communications Intern will assist in the creation and dissemination of news and viewpoint material through articles, blogs, and social media.


    This internship is paid, part time (15-25 hours per week during normal office hours). Candidates MUST be current students able to work out of our office in Thousand Oaks, California (remote work is not permitted).

    Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

    The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Assist in the writing and editing of written, graphical and audio/visual communications related to social and behavioral sciences. This includes: blog posts, audio, material for webinars, and slide presentations
    • Conduct research that will help contribute to communications including: research on social science topics and leading academics, industry and government interaction with the social sciences, and applications of social and behavioral research outside of academe
    • Interview leading academics by phone, video, email, or in person
    • Support internal communications
    • Maintain and improve two websites that support social science and research methodology
    • Through regular research, help maintain a database of media, reviewers, influencers, stakeholders, and other resources
    • Support these efforts through growing corporate social media channels including: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube
    • Other administrative support for the Corporate Communications team

    Qualifications & Education

    Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:


    • Must be a current student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university. Communications, Journalism, English, a Social Science discipline, or related program of study is preferred.
    • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
    • Must have experience with basic social media tools such as: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and WordPress
    • Experience using social media for business (e.g. working knowledge of Hootsuite) is preferred
    • Experience writing blog posts, news stories or other public communications is preferred
    • Experience interpreting data and creating graphs is preferred
    • Knowledge of AP style of writing is preferred
    • Experience using multimedia production and design packages (e.g. Canva) is preferred


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