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Innovation Consulting Internship, Science Communication

Company: RTI International
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

HR Directions seeks a prospect for its client RTI International for the Innovation Consulting Internship, Science Communication within the Innovation Advisors Group. Do you believe in the power of innovation to solve the world's toughest challenges? Are you passionate about technology and excited to tell compelling stories? Do you want to work for a mission-driven organization filled with smart people who are passionate about what they do and who want to make the world a better place? If yes, you may be the right person to join RTI Innovation Advisors (RTIIA). Our team has been helping clients solve their toughest technology and innovation challenges for more than 50 years. We help our clients innovate by building innovation capacity, providing insight, and accelerating technology from lab to market. Anchored within a non-profit research institute, the Innovation Advisors deliver consulting services and analyses that are rooted in research. The Innovation Consulting Intern, Science Communication will work alongside and receive mentorship by the Innovation Advisors and staff to conduct tasks related to market research and commercialization of new technologies that are often outside the scope of a candidate's current study or experience. We're looking for a driven, enthusiastic team member who can help our team effectively communicate stories of our research, which helps launch products and services into the market, inform important decisions, and forge commercialization partnerships. The intern will be working closely with multiple project teams and honing your writing and formatting skills. Our work is fast-paced, challenging, and varied; interns may support projects outside of their comfort zone, including those in packaging, consumer products, criminal justice, manufacturing, and more. Responsibilities * Assist in the development of impactful, value-adding deliverables across many different formats (PowerPoint, Word) * Help translate research into written insights * Provide formatting and/or editing support to deliverables as needed * Create or manage creation of content-rich visuals and frameworks for project work RTI's Internship Program emphasizes experiential and mentored learning experiences, providing students and recent degree recipients an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a meaningful and practical way. We are committed to developing the future workforce by encouraging interns to explore various career paths in a nonprofit research institute setting that values diversity and inclusion. Through this program, interns will be exposed to RTI's open and educational culture; support RTI's mission to improve the human condition; and build upon their career goals. Additional Information This paid virtual internship will take place from January 2022 through May 2022. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours, Monday through Friday. Required Qualifications * U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident * Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student studying English, journalism, and related fields with a broad technical knowledge (e.g., engineering, science, or a related field) OR a science-business, graphic design, design thinking, or innovation background * Demonstrated comfort and willingness to regularly work outside the scope of the candidate's technical field of study * Expertise and experience in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc.) Preferred Qualifications * Familiarity with editing and formatting in SharePoint * Previous experience with science communication activities * Exceptional written and oral communication, time management, and analytical skills * Motivated, hardworking student with a passion for technology commercialization and consulting * Detail-oriented and able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team Additional Information

Keywords: RTI International, Durham , Innovation Consulting Internship, Science Communication, Professions , Durham, North Carolina

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