Office of the Dean for Research

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Internship Position

Communications Specialist


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ASAP Pathway

Professional Pathway


Supervising Mentor

Catherine Zandonella, Senior Associate Director for Communications, Office of the Dean for Research


Contact Email Address

[email protected]


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 writing and sharing stories about research in non-technical and accessible language through news and feature articles, social media and publications. We are seeking an intern who can help write and share news and information about Princeton research to broad audiences via social media, videos, and online articles. The intern will have the opportunity to meet and connect with other Princeton communications professionals and may also work with a more advanced science writing intern.



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


Skills You Will Need to Begin This Position
  • Ability to Write Clearly and Imaginatively
  • Ability to Make Complex Ideas Accessible to Audiences outside Specific Research Fields
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Proofreading Skills
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Skills You Will Develop
  • Making Short Videos
  • Producing Graphics
  • Producing Infographics
  • Sharing University Research News on Social Media
  • Writing News Articles and Website Content about Research


Careers Related to This Internship
  • College or University Communications
  • Corporate Communications
  • Non-profit Communications


How to Apply 

Submit the following in a single email to [email protected], using the subject "ASAP Internship Application":

  1. A résumé
  2. A cover letter, asserting your fit with this internship by narrating select past experiences to demonstrate the skills needed to begin the internship, and articulating in what specific ways you anticipate the internship will help prepare you for the future that you envision for yourself
  3. Three examples of your writing for a general or non-academic audience (for example news stories, personal essays, social media posts)

You must also complete the ASAP Personal Information Form, and indicate there that you are applying to this internship.