ClimaFacts Atlantic (Writer (Scientific Interpreter))

Organization Name: ClimaFacts Atlantic
Opportunity Title: Writer (Scientific Interpreter)
Category: Environmental Improvement
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: June 3, 2024
End Date: June 3, 2026

Email: climafactsatlantic@gmail.com
Details:
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

Role Description: Writers (Scientific Interpreters) will be responsible for summarizing scientific research related to climate change into concise, easy-to-understand blog- or news- type articles. This position involves searching for relevant scientific journal articles, identifying key information, and then producing a well written and jargon-free summary. Background information may need to be provided in the summaries depending on the depth of the research. Templates and detailed instructions on how to complete the summaries will be provided to writers. Role Requirements: -Experience with scientific literature -Enrollment in appropriate bachelor or graduate programs in scientific (or science – related) fields is required -Research experience in relevant fields is a plus, but not required -Ability to write articles consistent with proper grammar, spelling, flow, and schematics -Experience and familiarity with research happening in Atlantic Canada is a plus, but not required Benefits and Relevance of this Role: -Gain experience in writing and scientific literature -Learn more about climate change / environmental science -Contribute to the community and the environment -Help others to learn more about climate change and decrease the misinformation that exists -Potential to gain volunteer hours / references Position Type: Virtual Application Process: Please fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/x8UGhSN93UUggP4y9 Further questions about the organization, volunteer positions, or applications can be directed to climafactsatlantic@gmail.com.

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