Administrative and Support Departments

Communications Intern

Department: HudsonAlpha Communications

Education Level: Undergraduate student

Hours per week: 24

Description: Digital marketing specialist to assist with

  • Populating HudsonAlpha websites including updating current pages and building new content
  • SEO, email marketing, building engagement through clickable content
  • Utilizing metrics to adjust digital strategy as needed

Requirements:

Applicants with some or all of the following skills will be preferred:

  • Knowledge of WordPress/HTML and web development experience
  • Knowledge of digital marketing strategies, search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Knowledge of email marketing strategies
  • Knowledge of metrics tools for digital measurement

Educational Outreach Intern

Department: HudsonAlpha Educational Outreach

Education Level: Undergraduate or Masters level graduate student

Hours per week: 30

Description: HudsonAlpha Educational Outreach is seeking an undergraduate or Masters level student preparing for a career in biology education to support the staff in educational programs throughout the summer. The intern will prep laboratory spaces and materials for programs, prepare activities and lead educational experiences for a variety of audiences including middle school campers and high school program participants, and keep thorough records of educational outreach events. The intern’s research focus will be an introspective on summer outreach experiences as preparation for classroom instruction.

Requirements:

  • Good communication skills
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Self-directed and able to work independently
  • A solid foundation in word processing, spreadsheets and Internet searches
  • A willingness to work with students of all ages
  • Pursuing a career in life science education

Digital Education Intern

Department: HudsonAlpha Educational Outreach

Education Level: Undergraduate or Masters level graduate student

Hours per week: 20

Description: This position requires a detail oriented graphics artist/animator that can work independently and meet short deadlines. The digital education intern will be responsible for updating and creating web content associated with HudsonAlpha’s digital education activities – The Progress of Science, HG Helix and GenomeCache. The intern will work directly with HudsonAlpha Education staff to contribute text, image and video assets as well as update databases associated with the activities.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Cinema 4D, Adobe Illustrator, Unity
  • Experience in video editing and animation building is desired but not required
  • A background in art or in biological illustration is also desired but not required

Economic Development Assistant

Department: Economic Development

Education Level: Undergraduate student

Hours per week: 20 – 25

Description: The Economic Development Department is seeking an intern who has an interest in life sciences but is on a career path in a business-related field. This intern will assist in the three areas of HudsonAlpha’s economic development efforts: entrepreneurship (START), attraction/recruitment (DESTINATION) and business retention/expansion (BUSINESS). This will include creating profiles for prospective life science companies and performing life science market research. Additionally, this intern will assist with refining economic development content for multiple platforms – including print, web, and social media. The intern will function as part of the Economic Development team, contributing ideas and executing plans for furthering the Institute’s mission.

Requirements:

  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to use open-source resources for business/market research.
  • Career path in business, entrepreneurship, marketing, or communications.
  • Enthusiasm for and interest in economic development, job creation and building a regional hub for the life sciences.

IT Assistant

DepartmentInformation Technology Intern

Education Level: Undergraduate or Masters level graduate

Hours per week: 20

Description: An introduction to cloud computing and technical operations for nonprofit research compute environments. This work involves challenging opportunities, real projects, and interaction with staff, researchers, and associate companies at HudsonAlpha.

Requirements:

  • Basic (no, I mean really basic) python, bash, and javascript experience.
  • Basic Linux operating system experience (do you know the difference in ‘dir’ and ‘ls’?)
  • Interest in docker and service automation
  • Basic understanding of git

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