SICRI Internships Program
Creative Media Editorial Assistant (CMEA)
About the Role
SICRI offers two unpaid internship opportunities annually for the role of Creative Media Editorial Assistant (CMEA). SICRI is undergoing rapid redevelopment of its digital presence with several online projects. The interns will be responsible in managing SICRI’s website content (wix.com), social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and correspondent creative media (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.) platforms as well as taking the initiative to generate new content with supervision. In addition, the selected candidates will assist SICRI’s co-convenors with administering the communication submission process of its various events and publications. The role is open to all but of particular interest to graduate students in the fields of island studies. The successful applicant will need to have digital media experience. The work is conducted online and interns will be provided with training and continuous mentoring will be provided. This is an opportunity to learn first-hand about various aspects of creative scholarly publishing. It is intended that the internship will last 4-6 months with the potential for the contract to be renewed. The CMEA will work to support the SICRI convenors and Advisory Board members who are all unpaid and working on a voluntary basis. This will include undertaking the general and role-specific tasks outlined below.
To apply, please write to:
Dr. Evangelia Papoutsaki firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dr. Meng Qu email@example.com
with a brief CV/resume (2 pages maximum), a reference/ endorsement from your Program Head, and a statement of no more than 500 words outlining what you can bring to the role and why you would like to be considered. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview.
Current Creative Media Editorial Assistant
Lauren is originally from Dorset, UK and graduated from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland with a degree in Zoology. Last year, she achieved an MSc in Island Conservation and Biodiversity from JICAS. She recently conducted a Blue Carbon Assessment for Jersey, Channel Islands, that explored the potential for seaweed aquaculture expansion and its application for climate change mitigation/adaptation. Her academic interests include sustainability, conservation and communication. Lauren has worked with institutions globally as a marine scientist, consultant, conservation educator and tutor. She has worked with the AWdF, SNTech, the Government of Jersey, Jersey Marine Conservation, and recently, has written blogs for NWNL regarding freshwater issues. Lauren is an avid nature and wildlife photographer and loves to travel, meet new people and hear their stories. She believes nature-based solutions can best help our expanding human population live in harmony with the natural world.
Learn more about Lauren's work:
Website content update for https://www.sicri.net/ (including conferences and events, research and publication, and creative media and news.
SICRI Island Conversations podcast series editing (audio and curated manuscript): https://www.sicri.net/island-podcast
SICRI Island Notes curated audiovisual essay series editing (video, audio, and curated manuscript): https://www.sicri.net/island-notes-1
Communication and submission process monitoring for SICRI events
Familiar with Wix.com (or similar platforms) and website editing tasks
Fluent in English with excellent writing and communication skills
Able to work online
Benefit as a SICRI CMEA:
Free registration fee for future SICRI events
Training and continuous mentoring
Access to SICRI’s network and exposure to island studies related activities
Opportunities to contribute/publish their own original work
Duration: 4-6 months
Working Hours: 3-4 hours per week, online