Designing for the Crowd: Biomedical Innovation Virtual Internship Position Available
Are you a student, looking to improve and show off your social media, writing, and graphic design skills? Through the State Department's Virtual Student Federal Service internship program, students have the opportunity to hone their skills through virtual internships. For more about the open CSB position, read on!
NIH wants you! Hone and show off your writing and graphic design skills as a part of the NIH open innovation community! Share your writing talents in blog posts and your social media savvy in communicating with the public, all at the largest biomedical research funding agency in the world.
As virtual intern you will assist the working group by:
Creating designs for the hub, ranging from images for blog posts to infographics about citizen science, as needed
Producing other digital materials for to be used and shared by the NIH Citizen Science Working Group
Developing and designing an array of digital communications, including content for newsletters, websites, and social media (@CitSciBio)
Creating infographics, slides, handout materials, and other content for sharing at scientific meetings and for posting on the web (i.e., citscibio.org) as needed
Drafting tweets (evergreen and new content) for @CitSciBio (monthly).
Writing blog entries relevant to biomedical crowdsourcing and citizen science as needed
Applications accepted July 1-31 via USAJOBS.gov.
For more about the program and how to apply, please go to https://vsfs.state.gov/about.
Congressional report on Federal Innovation released
The White House Office of Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has released the Implementation of Federal Prize and Citizen Science Authority: Fiscal Years 2017-18 report to Congress.
You can learn more about the report's findings on federally supported or run citizen science and crowdsourcing projects in the latest blog post from CitizenScience.gov.
OSTP Director Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier highlighted release of the report in a keynote talk earlier this month at the U.S. Government Open Innovation Summit. The recording of the event is posted on Digital Gov for those of you who missed it, along with meeting materials.