Announcement: DORA Science Policy Internship

Are you looking to join an organization that is seeking to improve academic evaluation?

Since 2013, more than 21,000 individuals and organizations in 158 countries have signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and committed to improving the ways research and researchers are assessed for hiring, promotion, and funding decisions. As an initiative, DORA raises awareness and facilitates the implementation of good practice in research assessment to catalyze change and improve equity in academia.

The DORA Internship is an opportunity for individuals with an interest in scholarly communications, science policy, and science diplomacy. The intern will gain first-hand experience working for an international non-profit initiative. The internship is a remote part-time position (15 – 20 hours per week; $20 per hour) for a period of 6 months. The intern will report to the DORA program director. All degree levels, including recent graduates and currently enrolled students, are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Draft posts for DORA’s Twitter account (@DORAssessment)
  • Draft posts for the DORA blog
  • Provide support at DORA’s virtual events (e.g., webinars, workshops, etc.)
  • Identify content for the Resource Library and draft entries
  • Contribute to the development of a series of case studies of universities that have implemented responsible research assessment practices. Tasks may include:
    • Data collection
    • Data analysis
    • Results reporting
Administrative tasks
  • Approve DORA signatures
  • Other miscellaneous tasks


  • Technical capability in communications, data management, and analytics
  • Strategic thinking
  • Communication proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Time management proficiency

Required Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of scholarly publishing, assessment of research
  • Strong written and verbal communication including the use of social media

To apply

Please e-mail your resume and one page cover letter to DORA’s program manager Dr. Haley Hazlett ([email protected]) with “DORA science policy internship” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting May 13, 2022.

Please answer the following questions in the one page cover letter:

  • What skills and relevant experience can you bring to the internship?  
  • Why are you interested in the internship?
  • What is your goal for the internship?

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