Call for Applications:
Publishing Intern (Circulation and Development)
Science for the People
Science for the People is offering a 10-week summer publishing internship to support the magazine’s relaunch and build a sustainable foundation for its growth. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a radical publishing project with a rich legacy, at a pivotal moment in its history.
The role reports to the Publisher of SftP in New York City (remote work is possible for the right candidate) and requires a commitment of 10-20 hours per week. As Science for the People is an unstaffed, volunteer organization, this position is unpaid; however, incidental costs associated with the internship such as transportation and meals will be covered by SftP. Any successful grant applications may also include funding for the grant-writer among other interns.
The Circulation and Development Intern will manage development activities (such as grant writing, fundraising, and crowdfunding platforms), identify new development opportunities, strategize around subscriber engagement and publishing partnerships, and assist the publisher to oversee the magazine’s print and digital circulation. Depending on the Intern’s interests and abilities, other tasks may include project management, web editing, volunteer coordination, marketing, copywriting, and working with the Publicity Intern on publicity strategy and execution.
The ideal candidate is self-starting, organized, and capable of working collaboratively (and often remotely) with many volunteer activists. They will have experience building new publishing projects from the ground up, or a keen interest in doing so. They should be familiar with Mailchimp, WordPress CMS, Kickstarter, Patreon, and Google Drive.
Email resume and cover letter as a PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Circulation & Development Intern.” In addition, answer the following questions:
- What does “Radical Science” mean to you?
- Tell us about something you read recently that made an impact on you.
- How do you expect your experience as a Science for the People intern might inform your publishing aspirations after the conclusion of your internship?
The application deadline is June 8. First interviews will be conducted via Zoom the week of June 10th.
About Science for the People
SftP is both an organization (with chapters and working groups in various locations across North America) and a magazine, published from 1970-1989 and relaunched in 2019. As written in our bylaws, SftP “is dedicated to building and promoting social movements and political struggles around progressive and radical perspectives on science and society.” It is an unstaffed, volunteer organization run by social justice activists who practice, study and enjoy a passion for science.
General expectations for SftP
Interns Interns will share our commitment to the cause of “Radical Science” and will be professional, collaborative and creative. As an entirely volunteer-run organization, SftP depends on the teamwork and initiative of its members. A successful SftP intern will provide organizational coherence to the projects they are involved with, take ownership to solve problems, and assist the organization’s officers to identify operational needs and opportunities. Interns are encouraged to develop new initiatives and undertake independent projects during their time at SftP.