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SICRI Internships Program

Creative Media Editorial Assistant (CMEA)

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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 (, 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.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please write to:

Dr. Evangelia Papoutsaki  

or Dr. Meng Qu

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 Rose

Lauren is originally from Dorset, UK and graduated from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland with a degree in Zoology. She then achieved a MSc in Island Conservation and Biodiversity. 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. Last year she designed, developed and launched an online open-access repository for island research in Jersey. 


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 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. Currently, she is working as an Environmental Consultant, specialising in marine benthic communities and biodiversity net gain. 


Learn more about Lauren's work:

Role-specific tasks:


Other requirements:

  • Familiar with (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

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