Science Communication Intern

Laurentian University - Greater Sudbury, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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Science Communication Intern, Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health , Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, CND NOHFC Internship - One Year Appointment


The Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health is inviting applications for the position of Science Communication Intern. This is a one-year term position. The main purpose of the Science Communicator Intern position is for the Intern to gain hands-on experience with a research Centre in the development of a communication plan, and the expansion of their capacity to do knowledge transfer exchange activities in a variety of ways. The intern will work with researchers and the Science Communication Officer, to produce engaging knowledge transfer exchange (KTE) material in a variety of forms (print, video) and for a variety of social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn). The position will lead to skills and experience that will be applicable in future job opportunities. They will expand their expertise in the area of occupational safety and health, and will increase their knowledge of northern Ontario industries. The science communication intern will work closely with the research leads in each of the three pillars within CROSH (occupational health and wellness, occupational physiology and environment, human factors and ergonomics), and will liaise with the community stakeholder committees for KTE material creation and distribution. In addition, they will have the opportunity to engage with worker and community stakeholders through outreach events with the CROSH mobile research lab in which the main focus is to transfer OHS knowledge to workers, students and the general public.

The key duties and responsibilities of the science communication intern are: 1. work with researchers to produce KTE specific to projects within target industries, 2. Develop and implement a 12 month plan for CROSH focused on current, engaging KTE., 3. Expand the library of KTE assets held by CROSH for use in a variety of mediums (print, web, social media) 4. Lead the design of an outreach event to transfer OHS knowledge to a community of northern workers


The successful intern will have a Masters in Science Communication (or equivalent) from an accredited university. The intern will also have an undergraduate degree of some sort but it would be considered advantageous if that degree was from one of the varied, health science disciplines.

This position is funded largely by a grant from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, and thus the candidate must meet certain criteria. Although there is no age restriction, candidates for this position must meet certain criteria. Specifically:

They must be university and college graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.

The position must provide the intern with first time employment in their field of study.
Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

The rate of pay is $25/hour, and the contract is for 33.75 hours per week for 52 weeks.

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned criteria are asked to forward their resume/cv and a one-page letter that outlines their qualifications and interest in the position to Dr. Dorman (

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