This internship will be a masterclass in how to educate the public on cutting edge medical and scientific literature. This opportunity is at the meeting place of entrepreneurial science and global education, using social media as a podium.
Remote workers are encouraged to apply, however regular communication and updates are required, via Slack or email, regularly.
(These are all skills that are likely to be vital to any modern business, and wise for anyone motivated by commercial success to learn how to hone)
Interns will be responsible for producing content, either blog, short-post, infographic, or video.
2) Ability to research trends, hot questions, and hot topics
Interns are encouraged to use available tools to learn about relevant trends, what questions the public is asking, what sorts of materials are popular to format appropriate answers – and to put that research/work into action serving the public!
3) Comfort and expertise navigating social media
Interns are tasked with creating content, scheduling the material to be launched into the social media ecosphere, and when posted, encouraged to be responsible for promoting the material (likes, follows, comments.) The necessary tools are all provided.
4) Organizing completed work and tracking objective measures of success
Online, these measures are everywhere, but not always intuitive to understand or make useful. Now is the time to learn, and this is one avenue in which to practice!
Example of blog projects:
- 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 .
Other sample projects:
A) Create 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) On a given topic, put together video of interviews of the general public (In the style of late night television) and collate into a presentation video
C) Social Media Infographic design. Create educational infographics designed to teach the general public about plant medicine
Samples of past intern work:
Blog Samples: https://www.cedclinic.com/blog
Twitter Feed Samples: https://twitter.com/drcaplan
YouTube Playlists: bit.ly/CEDTube