Virginia Sea Grant's Summer Science Writing Internship is a paid opportunity for an undergraduate to report and write pieces that communicate complex scientific information to non-scientists and decision-makers.
To help launch a CSF, Virginia Sea Grant is inviting anyone interested to submit a Statement of Interest by January 10, 2013. (You can find the Instructions and form here: http://bit.ly/vasg-csf-lead )
As a Virginia Sea Grant Communications Intern, Keya Jackson tried her hand at layout and design, led a focus group to gather communications research data, and conducted the research necessary to inform a future redesign of the Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin.
Diamondback terrapins face a variety of threats—from coastal development to crab fishing. A team of VASG-funded researchers are mapping terrapin habitat and threats to aid in the development of effective management strategies.
Old Dominion University professor Dick Zimmerman and his lab are developing a new model to predict where seagrass can grow in the Bay. This article features the work of communications intern Kate Schimel and photography intern Carly Rose.
For Kate Schimel tagging along on research vessels to interview VASG-funded scientists were her favorite parts of the summer. Schimel, who studies biology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, joined VASG as our 2011 Summer Science Communications Intern.