Internship opportunities with Science Pages
SciencePages is a new initiative that aims to increase discussion on topical issues that have
science and engineering at their core, by summarizing the current state of knowledge and
policy. Each issue is prepared and reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team and is publicly
available free of charge. Parliamentarians and their staff are a key audience .
Each issue of SciencePages engages a team of three interns with backgrounds in
science/engineering, policy or communications. Interns are provided with a unique training
opportunity at the science-policy-communications interface and a chance to develop an
enduring network of individuals with interests and skills in the integration of science and policy.
Interns are recognized as authors of the published SciencePages.
SciencePages is an initiative of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering. For more
information and to view the pilot issue, visit: http://www.sciencepages.ca/
SciencePages seeks interns in the following categories:
• Science or engineering
Typically this intern will be a current or recent graduate student in science or
Typically this intern will have work experience in policy or be a current or recent
graduate student in public policy.
Typically this intern will have work experience in journalism/ communications, or be a
current or recent graduate student in communications.
Working closely with two other interns, and the multidisciplinary SciencePages committee, the
intern’s primary responsibilities will include planning, researching, and writing a SciencePages
The internship is part-time for a period of 2 months. The total time commitment is about 32
hours (average of 4 hours per week for 8 weeks), and it is generally possible to maintain current
work/ studies while completing the internship. The intern must be available for some meetings
in Ottawa during work hours for the first week (orientation), and should be available throughout
the internship to work collaboratively with other interns (e.g., wikispaces, email or phone).
There is a small stipend for interns.
Together the three interns will:
• Plan content for SciencePages
• Research on existing literature
• Write SciencePages with fellow interns using appropriate language and tone for
• Source or prepare graphs and images to complement the note
• Work with the copy-editing and translation team
• Work to ensure the effective launch of the issue
• Maintain active communication with the SciencePages committee
The qualifications and backgrounds of interns will vary. Passion and enthusiasm are a
requirement. Other qualifications include:
• Graduate student or professional in a related field
• Excellent research, analytical and writing skills
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Demonstrated interest in making science accessible for a broad audience
• Team player
Interested applicants should submit a short cover letter and resume to