Introducing new EarthSky spring and summer intern for 2011

EarthSky – a clear voice for science heard by millions around the world via broadcast and the Internet – is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2011 EarthSky spring/summer internship program. Dr. Emily Willingham, an accomplished scientist and science communicator, has been selected to participate in the spring/summer program.

Dr. Willingham’s background includes a Ph.D. in biological sciences and a bachelor’s degree in English. She’s is a scientist, writer, editor and teacher, and author of the book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to College Biology. As part of her EarthSky internship, she will contribute three to four blog posts weekly to

The EarthSky internship is designed to help support excellence in science communication, with EarthSky editors and producers contributing their time to work with emerging science reporters as they cover science news and learn online strategies for science communications success.

“I am excited that EarthSky, always one of my favorite science information outlets, has given me this great opportunity. I’m deeply pleased to be able to contribute to what they do,” Emily commented.

EarthSky’s mission is to advocate science as a vital tool for the 21st century.

Award-winning EarthSky science content – in audio and video formats, in English and Spanish – is seen or heard millions of times every day on multiple platforms via both traditional and new media outlets including National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States, independent commercial broadcast outlets in the U.S. and around the world, XM/Sirius satellite radio, WRN (formerly World Radio Network) out of London, International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT), iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Earth and dozens of online podcast aggregators.

EarthSky has been a world leader in bringing the voices of scientists directly to millions across the globe since 1991 thanks to the support and partnership of thousands of scientists and scientific institutions including more than 600 individual Global Science Advisors, scientists in all fields of study, who help create EarthSky content. Partners and sponsors also include the National Science Foundation, NASA, NOAA, Royal Dutch Shell, Advanced Micro Devices, Sustainable Life Media, the USA Science and Engineering Festival, PopTech, the American Forest Foundation, Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Edwards Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, the Geological Society of America and many others.

The EarthSky promise: “To bring the ideas, strategies and research results of scientists to people around the world, with the goal of illuminating pathways to a sustainable future.”

February 16, 2011

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