External Communications Internship

  • Application Deadline: Rolling–Start Reviewing 1/15/21
  • Company: Kellogg Biological Station
  • Location: Hickory Corners, Michigan

SUMMER 2021 UPDATE: Although things remain uncertain, at this time we are planning for an Internship program at KBS in summer 2021. Please explore information below from past KBS interns. Applications are open!

Role Description

The objective of this professional Internship is to facilitate the growth of the Intern’s communication and storytelling skills within a scientific context to reach a wide, varied audience. This Internship is unique because of its location at Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, MI, where Interns have the chance spend a summer advancing in their field and learning about cutting-edge natural science. The Intern will be trained by the KBS Development & Community Relations Coordinator in using MSU brand standards as a platform to communicate to the community via social media, web and written communication. The Intern will be evaluated on their progress throughout the Internship and will have weekly check-in meetings with their mentor(s). Tasks that may be associated with this internship include: designing promotional materials promoting the significance of KBS research; connecting KBS alumni with current KBS goings-on; drafting, producing and distributing communication pieces and/or fundraising materials; and assisting with donor-related events.

Interns play a valuable role in the development and implementation of initiatives vital to the mission of KBS.  The KBS Internship Program provides part-time (20+ hrs/week) professional experiences for students in a wide range of disciplines across KBS.

To complement the internship learning experience, interns are required to take a course at KBS (3 credits +) and participate in weekly professional development seminars during the summer.  Please note that interns are responsible for covering their MSU tuition for the course(s) taken. Scholarships to assist with tuition are available.

If you have questions about the program or application process, please email KBSsummer@msu.edu.