Applications for an eight-week summer paid internship for students majoring in communication, or related academic programs, are now being accepted by the Department of Metallurgical Engineering. The position is full time and pays $12/hour. By working with department staff members and scientists at the Roger and Dawn Crus Center for Renewable Energy, the student will have the opportunity to gain practical experience related to their college major.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Building and updating the center’s website that focuses on educational opportunities and real-world applications of research being conducted at the center.
  • Interviewing faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students in the center to produce wide-ranging editorial content about the center’s achievements.
  • Writing and submitting press releases and feature articles to various media outlets to draw attention to, and promote the value of, specific research projects currently underway at the center. For example, improving air and water quality, development of inexpensive materials for point-of-use applications, novel methods of recycling scrap metal, etc.
  • Coordinating community-education events to attract students of all ages, and Utah residents in general, to visit the center.

The application deadline is April 13, 2016, although earlier submissions will receive special consideration. Please send your résumé (two-page limit) to Krista Carlson (, along with a short essay (no more than two double-spaced pages using 12-point type and one inch margins) explaining why you wish to be considered for position.

Please send an email to Carlson if you have any questions.