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Editing Intern - IFDC

Muscle Shoals, AL • Paid

IFDC is an independent non-profit organization that combines innovative research, market systems development, and strategic partnerships to identify and scale sustainable soil solutions for improved food security and livelihoods around the world.

The editing intern, being driven, attentive to detail, and ready to make real differences in the real world, brings an extra set of eyes and critical thinking to making project reports, proposals, webpages, and other written materials match the global standards of IFDC Communications.

The responsibilities and duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Proofreading technical/progress reports and other material for grammar, spelling, and proper word choice

  • Reviewing IFDC documents and website content to ensure clarity and readability

  • Editing information for use on the IFDC website

  • Other projects as directed

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively

  • Knowledge of proper grammar and writing techniques (Mostly AP Style)

  • Prior experience in scholarly/scientific/technical writing

  • Strong editing skills

  • Advanced abilities in Microsoft Word, including:

  • Tracked Changes

  • Formatting/Using Templates

  • Building/Editing Charts, Graphs, and Tables

  • Interest in technical editing

  • Positive attitude, flexibility, exceptional work ethic, and a problem solving mentality

  • Applicants should have high attention to detail; be able to work as part of a team, but also be able to perform tasks independently; possess exceptional oral and written communication skills

Other Requirements:

  • Preferably current undergraduate juniors or seniors, or recent graduates in or have experience in professional writing, technical communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, social media or a related field

  • Minimum GPA requirement: 2.5 overall with at least a 2.75 in a related major

  • Must be able to make a semester commitment of 20 hrs/week (negotiable)

Application can be found at

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