ODFR Research Communications Intern

Position Description

The Princeton University Office of the Dean for Research supports the University’s faculty, staff and students as they carry out research that aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and improve societal well-being. Our Communications unit supports this mission by communicating in non-technical and accessible language via our website and newsletters. The intern would create written materials for our website, email newsletters and social media, as well as assist with curation of photos and videos. The intern would meet with Research staff and learn about the workings of research administration at a major university.

Apply By April 22nd 11:59 PM EDT.


Internship Position

Research Communications Intern 


Maximum Number of Positions



Supervising Mentors

Catherine Zandonella, Senior Associate Director for Communications


Skills You Will Need to Begin This Position

  • Strong written communications skills are required.
  • The ability to write about complex topics using everyday language is a plus.
  • Previous training in journalism classes or communications classes is helpful.


Skills You Will Develop

  • Writing about complex topics in everyday language
  • Synthesizing complex ideas into an article written for non-specialists
  • Creating graphics (posters, banners) and posting on social media


Careers Related to This Internship

  • Communications




This internship welcomes all eligible applicants, including RISE and Mountainview Community students.


Materials Needed to Apply

  1. A cover letter
    1. Demonstrating interest in communications and overall career direction. 
  2. Resume 
  3. 3 Writing Samples 
  4. Candidates selected as finalists should be available for a brief conversation via Zoom.


Apply By April 22nd 11:59 PM EDT.


Contact Information 

Should you have questions or concerns about this internship, please reach out to Catherine Zandonella.