Paid Internship: Antarctic Research and Open Science Conference

Posted on Feb 26th, 2011 by Command Save

1200 Antarctic scientists are coming to Portland! The Local Organizing Committee of the XXXII Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and Open Science Conference seeks a graphic arts intern to collaborate in visual brand development and graphic designfor conference promotion and program materials.

SCAR ( is an inter-disciplinary committee of the International Council for Science charged with initiating, developing and coordinating international scientific research in the Antarctic region. The XXXII SCAR will bring 1200 or more Antarctic scientists to Portland for two weeks of meetings in July 2012. The intern will work with members of the LOC, our website development team, and community partners involved in science outreach activities.

The paid internship will begin as soon as possible and continuethrough the meeting in mid-July 2012. Hours will vary according to conference organizing needs, with effort concentrated now toward logo and website graphic design and in late winter and spring of 2012, during the ramp-up to the conference. Details are negotiable.

The hourly rate will be $10, for up to 100 hours disributed over the organization period, although the hours available may increase if conference funding permits. The intern should be enrolled in an arts program at PSU through at least spring term 2012 (upper division credit can also be arranged).

In the very near term we need to design a logo that embraces both the meeting theme, Antarctic Science and Policy Advice in A Changing World, and PSU as the host. On a longer time horizon, we need design support for both science conference and education outreach activities. The design products will include website look & feel, advertising materials, and various program materials. If this project sounds interesting, please contact Dr. Christina Hulbe ( in the PSU Department of Geology, including a resume and strongest work samples in a pdf.