The Argonne National Laboratory’s Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is soliciting applications for a winter internship that will give you a chance to develop your writing and new media skills through innovative projects that reach a wide audience.
This internship offers a paid opportunity to work with cutting edge, high-stakes material in an exciting environment. As an ALCF intern, you can choose which of the following projects you would like to work on:
Write Stories about Science Targeted at General Audiences
ALCF has a rich repository of stories that highlight the scientific projects that run on our supercomputer and the exciting results of those projects. Using these science stories as the basis for new material, you will develop several stories to inform, excite, and fascinate the general public. These stories (and associated imagery) will be developed and formatted for our Drupal website. The educational goal of this internship is to understand audience, synthesize scientific work, and maintain the integrity of the science while making it accessible to a wide audience. Experience with collaborating with subject matter experts and technical writing recommended.
Develop Design-Centered Websites for Key Technology Initiatives
You will collaborate with our communication team to develop design-centered websites in WordPress and Drupal. ALCF has a unique design philosophy it applies to communication materials both traditional and new media. You will use existing designs and work with internal subject matter experts to develop websites and webpages that feature key technologies and allow users to discover important new methods available at ALCF. The educational goal of this internship would be to practice developing designed-centered website and extend technologies such as WordPress and Drupal to serve the needs of the design. Experience with PHP, CSS, and WordPress recommended.
New Media Campaign for ALCF Event
You will collaborate with our communication and outreach teams to help drive a new media campaign strategy for an ALCF event. The intent of this internship would be to help increase reach, interest, and attendance at ALCF’s workshops. You will research past events and interview key stakeholders, then collaborate with the communications lead on a communications plan. You will instrument key technologies to provide analytics to measure performance. Finally, you will be responsible for executing the media plan for the event. The educational goal of this internship would be practice developing, instrumenting and executing a media campaign. Some knowledge of process management
Currently, the ALCF is only advertising this opportunity to WRD and NMS students, and all applications submitted will be considered. Undergraduate and graduate students in WRD, NMS, and Professional Writing are eligible to apply.
For more information on how to apply, contact the WRD Internship Coordinator at email@example.com, or click here.
Applications are due no later than September 30th.