The Optical Society, a prestigious non-profit, scientific professional society in Washington, D.C., is seeking a college-level intern with an interest in science and strong communication skills to assist with a highly-valued video content project that was created in celebration of The Optical Society’s 100th anniversary in 2016.
Writing and Communication
Watch taped interviews and tag for editing
Review transcripts for accuracy
Write brief and more detailed captions for videos
Email members when their videos have been edited
Update list with member details
De-dup conference registration lists
Schedule member interviews
Update information in video management system
Position requires strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and superior writing ability. You will be watching, editing and writing captions for interviews with current and emerging leaders in optics and other sciences about their background, current research and often predictions for the future.
Education & Experience:
College-level coursework in communications
Experience using Microsoft office software
Skills & Abilities:
Interpersonal and written communication skills required for internal and external contacts
Ability to manage workflow with daily deadlines
Strong organizational and project management skills
Ability to work independently or in a team environment
Term: 15 -20 hours per week. Stipend/hourly rate to commensurate with experience.
Send resume, cover letter and one page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational.