Every day we work to make a difference in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's diverse natural resources. View our current job openings below to see how you can join our team. Thank you for your interest in Maryland Sea Grant.
Student Editorial Assistant
8 hours per week
Application review is ongoing; Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student
Maryland Sea Grant seeks a part-time, student editorial assistant to join our communications team. We seek a student with a demonstrated interest in science and/or the environment and who has shown skills in creating content about these topics for print and/or multimedia. Duties will include one or more of the following, depending on the candidate's interests and experience:
- Writing news articles primarily for our website and potentially also for our staff-written magazine, Chesapeake Quarterly (www.chesapeakequarterly.net). Topics would include news and feature articles about scientists working to preserve the Chesapeake Bay and their research findings. This writing requires explaining and summarizing technical information.
- Conducting archival and other research in support of our videos and/or publications.
- Helping to gather information for social media posts.
- Helping our staff videographer to conduct video shoots in the field.
- Independently taking photographs on and around the Chesapeake Bay.
- Working to improve and expand our website.
Preferences (desired but not mandatory) include: demonstrated interest in and familiarity with the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding communities; course work in the natural sciences, particularly environmental or marine science; a valid driver's license.
This is an hourly, paid, part-time position. Hours may be above 8 hours a week at times, by agreement between the student and Maryland Sea Grant. Work schedule is negotiable. The hourly rate is commensurate with experience and work samples. Graduate and undergraduate students will be considered. Students may apply to work during the summer as well as during academic semesters.
To apply, please e-mail application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include: a cover letter describing your interest in the position; three work samples relevant to this job; and a resume/CV.
Maryland Sea Grant, part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.