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INTERN Educational Data and Resources - EarthScope Student Career Internship Program

$20 per hour for 11-15 weeks
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024


Educational Data and Resources Intern will assist in data processing, data presentation, technical support documentation, and other resource development to support undergraduate Earth science learning resources.

Position Overview

  • 2024 Program Dates: May 18 - August 2, 2024
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply
  • This position is full-time, non-exempt, remote
  • Interns are paid a weekly stipend of $800 per week 
  • Possible opportunity for participation in a national science meeting 

Position Description

Intern will be responsible for data processing, data presentation, technical support documentation, and educational resources development. Potential data sets come from a wide range of geophysics and geoscience methods applied to addressing societal challenges such as natural hazards, water resources, and climate change. The successful applicant will have basic technical skills working in an online environment, will be highly organized, and will have exceptional attention to detail.

Essential Job Functions

  • Process or reconfigure Earth science data for incorporation into learning activities (ex. GPS/GNSS, gravity, stream and well gauges, climate records, and others)
  • Develop and refine teaching materials to support teaching with Earth science data and methods
  • Manipulate data and images in software such as GIS (e.g. ArcGIS), Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
  • Refine or develop technical support documentation for software or scientific instrumentation

Working Relationships 


  • Reports to the Engagement Project Manager III, coordinating via Slack and periodic Zoom meetings. Interacts and collaborates with peers and colleagues across the organization.


  • Will likely interact with other project leaders and community members to inquire about research, data, and needed resources.


  • Interacts effectively with various EarthScope staff to ensure the completion of assigned responsibilities. May provide guidance on technical matters to others. Does not have supervisory responsibility.

Required skills

  • Interest in working with Earth science methods and data for educational purposes 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and pay attention to details
  • Ability to manage time, especially when there may be competing priorities

Preferred Skills 

  • Knowledge of multiple Earth science methods
  • Ability to translate complex scientific concepts to non-scientific audiences

EarthScope Core Competencies 

  • Accountability and Responsibility
  • Relationship Building
  • Skilled Problem Solver
  • Customer Focus
  • Strategic Thinking

Physical Work Demands

  • Able to sit and/or stand to work at a computer
  • Able to move about a typical home office
  • Able to travel to orientation week and participant in indoor and outdoor activities

Mental Work Demands

  • Regular and on-time attendance to Zoom meetings and set work schedule
  • Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle, and the like

Note: To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this position.


  • Graduate or undergraduate level student in Earth sciences or related STEM field
  • Interest in working at the intersection of science and education
  • Experience using data to address scientific questions

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS)
  • Experience making figures in a graphics software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Experience developing education, outreach, or community engagement materials

QUESTIONS SECTION (to be completed within application)

  1. Please tell us about your experience (academic or professional) working with scientific data and methods and related technical skills. Which of the items listed in the required and preferred sections of the position description do you have experience with (GPS/GNSS, climate and water resource data; GIS; graphics software)?
  2. Please tell us about your experience (in school or at work) developing education or learning materials. What was the topic, who was your intended audience, what did you prepare, how did you deliver the material?
  3. Please tell us about a team project that you worked on recently. What was the project, who was on your team, what was your role, and what was the outcome of the project?
  4. What do you hope to gain from this internship experience?
  5. Why do you want to work for EarthScope Consortium?

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