Now hiring: UNeMed seeks communications intern


UNeMed Corporation, the technology transfer office for UNMC and UNO, seeks a communications intern to help generate and promote stories about the innovations that emerge from all Omaha campuses at the University of Nebraska.

The communications intern will use existing content to help organize and grow UNeMed’s social media presence. The intern will also have the opportunity to contribute in other areas as well. Potential opportunities for additional experience could include producing  blog posts, feature stories, news articles, photos or video packages. Most content will appear on UNeMed’s website, but some items might have potential for wider audiences.

This internship provides a great opportunity to not only improve and master social media marketing strategies, but also hone a wide range of skills needed to help a non-expert understand and appreciate complicated ideas, concepts and technologies.

The ideal candidate will be nimble on most social media platforms,  LinkedIn in particular, and be ready to elevate existing accounts to new levels of engagement. The ideal candidate is also a skilled storyteller with a knack for slaying jargon and explaining scientific terms.

A scientific background or experience writing about science-related topics is preferred, but any curious person who appreciates a good “gee-whiz” story about scientific innovation—and wants to improve or learn how to do it—is encouraged to apply.

The communications intern is a paid position at about 15-25 hours per week. Pay will be commensurate with skill and experience levels, and hours can be flexible to fit a student’s schedule.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three appropriate samples of work to Charlie Litton at UNeMed will accept applications until the position has been filled.

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