2021 Race Relations Task Force Internship

2021 Race Relations Task Force Internship

ASLO is now accepting applications for the 2021 ASLO Race Relations Task Force Internship.

Applications are being accepted for an April 15, 2021 start date. The intern will be contracted for an 8-month period.  The internship will be completely virtual, and focus on providing a graduate student or recent graduate (degree awarded in the past 2 years) the opportunity to engage with members on topics related to inclusivity, diversity and equity. Selection criteria include demonstrated interest in dismantling exclusionary barriers in science. Ideal candidates will excel in oral and written communication, have experience working with online forums (blogs, etc), and possess strong interpersonal skills.  Being a member of ASLO is a desirable attribute. The successful applicant will work closely with the Race Relations Task Force (RRTF). The intern will be contracted for 5-10 hrs per week at $25/hr.

  1. Work 5-10 hrs per week.
  2. Moderate an online forum that will serve as a platform for ASLO members to converse Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice topics.
  3. Maintain a proper etiquette for the forum
    1. Create topics/questions for forum members to remain engaged
    2. Remove harmful and inappropriate posts
  4. Compile monthly synthesis reports to be sent out to interested membership that highlight important topics, and conversations taking place in the forum.
  5. Compile feedback from the membership about topics and tools deemed important and provide to the ASLO RRTF.

Eligibility: This internship is available to current graduate students or individuals who have received a graduate degree within two years of application.  This initial Call for Applicants is limited to US-based applicants due to time constraints.

Applications: To apply for the ASLO Science Communication Internship, please submit applications by midnight EST 8th March 2021 at https://www.aslo.org/2021-rrtf-internship/.

Please submit a single PDF file with your last name for the file name that contains a Cover letter (2 pages maximum) and a short resume (1 page maximum). 

The cover letter should state your commitment to dismantling racism in science, your experience (if any) with online and social media activities and what you hope to gain from this appointment.

The short form resume should include information on your current academic status, any relevant course work or experience related to moderating the DEI Forum. Please include the time zone you expect to work from and the name and email address of your academic advisor or supervisor on top of your resume. 

You should inform your advisor/supervisor about your intent to undertake this activity and they will be contacted by the email you provide to endorse your participation in this activity.  Your application will be considered incomplete without this endorsement.

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