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Communications Intern (PA or Student Hourly, depending on student status)

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 507330
Division/Organization: College of Letters & Science
Department: Geoscience
Job Type: UW Student Assistant
Remote Eligbility: Partially Remote
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $25.00
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Digital Technology, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Communications, Broadcasting, and Media Arts, STEM, Graduate Assistant-Programs/Projects

Department Overview:

The mission of the Department of Geoscience is to research and disseminate information on the structure, chemistry, physics, and evolution of the Earth; life on Earth and in the solar system; and the interaction between physical, chemical, and biological processes that shape the Earth. We strive for breadth and excellence in our coverage of the subdisciplines and in the creation, integration, application, and transfer of knowledge in these fields. We aim to be at the forefront of scientific research, to reach a broad audience from students to specialists, and to provide knowledge useful to society. We believe that research and the creation of new knowledge are essential to our programs, to the Wisconsin Idea, and to the extension of the Wisconsin Idea to the world.

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Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):


Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Partially Remote


Anticipated Hours Per Week:

15 - 20


15-20 hrs per week, flexible, depending on your schedule and the appointment type (PA or SH); some in-person regular office hours and some remote work expected.

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Well qualified candidates will have the following preferred qualifications:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific research to a general audience.
- Experience working in a communications role highly desired.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong attention to details.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to independently use Adobe In Design and Wordpress.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Student status, either graduate or undergraduate. Current ability to use Adobe In Design and Word Press. Ability to communicate with faculty, staff, and other students.

Position Summary/Job Duties:

The Communications Intern will draft communication content and assist in the execution of the department's communications strategy in support of our goals. This will include updating the department website (Word Press) and social media, laying out the department magazine using Adobe In Design, and developing a regular department e-newsletter (format TBD).

Physical Demands:

The work will primarily be computer based.

Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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