Job Description:

Position Information:

  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Location: St. Paul or remote (anywhere within the U.S.A.)
  • Start Date: January 10, 2022 – December 16, 2022
  • Compensation: $16 - $20 per hour (salary will be based on individual's education and/or relevant experience)


Fellow, Brains On:

The Brains On fellowship is open to graduate students and post-grads in scientific fields, or early career scientists interested in science communication and STEM. As a Fellow, you will learn about science communication, media and audience engagement, from the Brains On team, while the Brains On team will learn from the your wealth of science knowledge and expertise.  Your collaboration with our team will serve our audiences by providing greater scientific depth and insights in our programming.


Key Learning Goals:

  • Develop writing skills about science for the general public
  • Build a toolbox of skills that will help engage a young audience around important topics



  • Research topics for brains on episodes
  • Participate in editorial meetings to provide scientific perspectives
  • Identify scientists for interviews and conduct recorded interviews for episodes
  • Help write and review scripts



  • Partial subsidy for onsite parking or public transportation
  • Eligible to accrue sick time off
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA



  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience
  • Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
  • Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing or have earned a graduate degree from science or STEM field or early career scientist
  • Experience conducting research and writing about science and STEM topics
  • Interest in science mass communication and/or youth science education
  • Ability to collaborate closely with producers including ability to give and receive feedback
  • Ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Digital communication or engagement experience
  • Demonstrated interest in communicating scientific concepts to non-scientists or kids
  • Comfort with both Mac and PC based programs


Next Step in the Application:

In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following:

  • What interests you about this fellowship?
  • What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
    • Required to move about in the community.
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level.
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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St. Paul, MN
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