Research Project Description
Digital Content Coordination
Internship Program Opportunity
Office of Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Water 2013-280
A postgraduate internship project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water Washington, D.C.
The Office of Water ensures drinking water is safe and restores and maintains oceans, watersheds, and their aquatic ecosystems to protect human health, support economic and recreational activities, and provide healthy habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife.
Utilizing internet and online information systems, this project will involve coordinating digital content for the Office of Water. The participant may be involved in the following team activities:
- coordinating content for the web, including transformation of pages and sections of the site
- using social media accounts (including Twitter and Facebook) to amplify announcement and share water information
- creating blogs and e-newsletters to reach key audiences
hrough this project, the selected participant will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to coordinate digital content for an organization and understand the technology used in the process, and gain familiarity with the science used to protect water resources.
Applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree in communications, information technology, or a closely related field within five years of the desired state date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Experience in social media is desirable.
This program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is preferred (but can also hold an appropriate visa status, however, an H1B visa is not appropriate). The intern must show proof of health and medical insurance. The intern does not become an EPA employee.
The appointment is for one year and may be extended depending on the availability of funds. The intern will receive an annual stipend up to $42,000. Housing, transportation and relocation costs will not be paid. Additional funds may be available for project-related travel and training.
The EPA contact person for this project is Travis Loop. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
How to Apply:
An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htm. Please reference Project # EPA Water 2013-280 when calling or writing for information.