We are currently seeking Communications/Education Interns who are interested in gaining experience in science communications and/or STEM education related to modern astronomy, specifically in the area of Multi-Messenger and Time-Domain Astronomy (MMA and TDA respectively). The interns will work on a specific project or projects and mentor with Gemini staff in creating materials for K-12 education, public outreach and/or communications in MMA and TDA. There are a total of four, 6-month, full-time internships spread over 2 years with each intended to provide experiences that will enhance the successful candidate's future career in science education and/or communications, especially in a modern astronomical or related research environment.
The position is located at the Gemini North (GN) Observatory in Hilo, Hawaii.
The Gemini Observatory is managed by The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), a consortium of 46 US institutions and four international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA's role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. AURA is responsible for managing the operations of the Gemini Observatory, the National Optical Astronomical Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, the Space Telescope Science Institute, and the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.
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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
All applicants must submit a cover letter with their CV that describes their interest in this position and their relevant experience. Please include a list of 3 professional references with contact information.
Preference will be given to qualified internal applicants.
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