MSU physics project seeks student communications intern

Beginning Jan. 6, the FRIB Project at MSU will have an opening for a Spring communications student/intern. Applicants should have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills and be independent, motivated workers. A working knowledge of scientific research and MS Office programs is required.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will begin being accepted immediately. Positions may last the entire semester (with exact dates and times to be negotiated) and may be for credit with the proper paperwork. If you are interested in working/interning at the FRIB Project, please see the details below.

  • Work on various communications projects that involve strategy and generation of material for:
    1. the internal newsletter “FRIB Project Update”
    2. a newsletter for users (scientists) with ~1,300 readers “Update for Users”
    3. the Website news section
    4. other publications
  • Take part in the editing process for all publications
  • Attend events to gather news and photos
  • Journalism experience, knowledge of AP style, and interviewing skills are required
  • Experience with photography, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media is desired, but not required; students with experience in science communication are strongly encouraged

To apply, contact Matt Hund, Communications Coordinator, by email at
“The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan. Located on campus and operated by MSU, FRIB will provide intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of these rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society.”