The Consortium for Dark Sky Studies


Position Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
  • Anticipated Start Date: Decided upon offer
  • Anticipated End Date: Decided upon offer
  • Hours/Week:  Approximately 10 hours/week with a maximum weekly commitment of 15 hours
  • Work Schedule: Flexible, but need to attend scheduled meetings
  • Work Location: Flexible
  • Compensation from host organization: none

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • None


The Consortium for Dark Sky Studies (CDSS) is an academic center within the University of Utah. Its mission is to continue education surrounding the impacts of dark skies, examine interdisciplinary research opportunities, and continue the discussion about the impact of artificial lights at night. As part of this mission, CDSS operates the Journal of Dark Sky Studies (JDSS) and promotes research on the topic. The CDSS intern’s responsibilities will encompass both the research center and the journal.

Research Center:

  • Manage research center
  • Schedule, organize, facilitate, and attend meetings, including taking minutes and attending to any necessary follow-up as a result of the meetings.
  • Handle email and other communications for the center, including responding to communications and requests in a timely manner (within two business days)
  • Manage the website and provide website content
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Collect manuscripts for journal publication
  • Work with authors on timing and improvement of manuscripts
  • Facilitate communication between the editorial board and the Marriott Library who are the archiving entity for the JDSS
  • Develop strategies to further the reach of the JDSS

Desired Attributes/Skills:

  • Strong prioritization, time-management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite, particularly Word and Excel
  • Independent and responsible worker
  • Some exposure to WordPress is nice to have, although not required

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