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Each year GSA accepts a few geoscience students who are interested in science communication as a possible
alternative career path to collaborate with the GSA Science Communication Fellow during GSA Connects. Applicants
should have some writing or media experience beyond academic research style and an interest in making technical
material accessible to a wider audience.
Selected students will work under the tutelage of the GSA communications staff and GSA’s Science Communication
Fellow to select, arrange, and conduct interviews with at least two presenters (of the students’ choice) at
Their assignment is to compile a summary of the presenter's work that is suitable for a non-technical
audience. Assignments can be completed in written form for possible publication online on Speaking of
Geoscience (GSA’s guest blog), or in an alternative audio or visual media.
In addition to communications mentoring, interns may also have opportunities to network with working members
of the press, assist in the GSA newsroom, meet GSA leadership, and participate in press events.
Internships require full four-day attendance at the meeting and a flexible 10-hour work commitment during the
meeting in order to connect with interviewees. Selected students will receive free meeting registration and a
US$100 travel stipend.
The experience is meant to build students’ confidence and skills for conveying scientific subject matter in