This internship will be a masterclass in how to educate the public on cutting edge medical and scientific literature. This is entrepreneurial science meets global education, using social media as a classroom.
Remote workers are encouraged to apply, however regular communication and updates are required for all interns. This is a project-based internship (not based on hours worked), thus amenable to part-time availability.
- Interns will be responsible for understanding and translating interesting scientific studies (from a concrete predefined database of cutting edge, fascinating literature)
- After reading, processing, and pulling the critical elements of the article, the intern will summarize the work into a two-paragraph blog (translating potentially jargon-heavy verbiage into language suitable for mass consumption). Relevant images from the article should be included in the blog.
- Next, the intern will create infographic images using Adobe Spark / Canva / Over (or related) to create eye-catching imagery and educational memes to help draw attention and interest from non-science readers.
- Interns will then craft and blast social media posts of the work across several social media destinations, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Medium, and perhaps others.
- Interns will get to watch their work spread education to the masses .
A) Creation of a video (from a slideshow presentation) to educate about a topic, under guidance of a supervisor):
- Selecting a sub-topic
- Craft a table of contents of relevant facts to know
- Create an outline for delivery (drafting a slide for each point)
- Compile evidence (references) to support each slide
- Attach tasteful music, images, and flair elements to slides
- Publish to YouTube
- Watch the analytics of thousands of viewers enjoying and learning from the content!
B) Videography interviews of the general public (In the style of late night television) and collate into a presentation video
C) Got web design skills? Create a digital commons bulletin board community for medical patients who are hungry for a digital community board.
D) Got other ideas? Other ideas for disseminating evidence-based information to the public are encouraged.
Samples of related work:
Blog Samples: https://www.cedclinic.com/blog
Twitter Feed Samples: https://twitter.com/drcaplan
YouTube Playlists: bit.ly/CEDTube