Cell Press Science Communication Intern

The Cell Press Media & Communications Office is offering a summer internship for current undergraduate students or those who recently finished an undergraduate program. The internship is designed to give you the full experience of being a science communicator at a major publishing operation.

Tasks will include:

  • Assisting with day-to-day maintenance of core media & communications functions.
  • Writing press releases about research published in Cell Press journals.
  • Preparing weekly social media posts for Cell Press content.
  • Collaborating with team members on the design, look, feel, and tone of materials.
  • A capstone project to be determined by the intern’s interests.

Throughout the internship, you will collaborate with other business teams, including marketing, editorial, and production, and better understand how each department meets business goals. By the end of your time at Cell Press, you will walk away with a collection of 5-8 clips comprised of press releases, marketing copy, and social media campaigns.

The Science Communication Intern normally works in the Elsevier office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, although the internship will be offered remotely depending on current events. A laptop is provided.

The internship is 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, for 10 weeks from June through August. A permanent position is available starting in January 2022.

Learn more and apply here.

New Course Spotlight: Chem 2990 – Intro to Chemical Research

Chem 2990: Introduction to Chemical Research will help students develop their technical writing skills by dissecting the parts of a research paper and subsequently writing a publication-quality research paper. Additionally, faculty from the Department of Chemistry will discuss their research and opportunities in their labs for undergraduates.

This one credit course is aimed at students interested in conducting research in the Department of Chemistry, and is new this Spring semester!


When: Mondays 3:00-3:55PM

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 1220/1620/1920H (General Chemistry II) and ENGL 1110.

Schedule an appointment with your Chemistry or Biochemistry adviser to plan your Spring 2018 schedule today!