Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

The Life Span Institute strives to improve the quality of life for individuals across the life span and in communities throughout the world. Our research spans education, intellectual and physical disabilities, community health and development, health policy, addiction, childhood obesity and more. We are accepting applications for the following position:

Communications Intern

Student Hourly

We are seeking a content creator to be our next communications intern. The ideal candidate is a strong writer interested in science and discovery. The communications intern will work closely with communications team members to develop written content across web, print and social media projects.  Specific tasks may include conducting interviews with researchers and developing content for, including news releases, blog posts, profiles and features; creating content for social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and MailChimp; and assisting with communications to the public, media, and donors.

Required Qualifications

  • Junior, senior or graduate student level standing majoring in journalism, English or a related field, as shown in application materials.
  • Strong English writing and editing skills as demonstrated by coursework, resume and cover letter;
  • Availability to work 12-15 hours per week on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm, as expressed in application materials.
  • During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience writing for a public audience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a public social media presence
  • Coursework in strategic communications or marketing

Apply through the KU Human Resources website

Application review begins 11/4/19 and continues until filled.
Contact Information: Jen Humphrey,




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