Prospective Staff

Looking for a way to give back through science education, all while furthering your professional development as a scientist?

JEI was established by graduate students at Harvard University to reinvest in the next generation of researchers, both teaching skills in professional academic writing and lowering barriers to publication of student research. Since then, JEI has spread to over 30 research universities worldwide, with a volunteer staff of 180 PhD candidates and serving between 300-500 secondary students each year.

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We think JEI is unique because we remain managed entirely by volunteer graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences. And we’re always looking for motivated and passionate graduate students to serve as new editors, peer reviewers, and management staff.

If you're a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow interested in helping develop the next generation of scientists, please consider applying for one of the positions below.  Contact us with inquiries at

Fill out a JEI staff application here!

(UVA applicants: If you have difficulties accessing the form, please try a non-UVA network.)

Editorial Branch Positions

Associate Editor

  • Coordinate peer review and provide students with mentorship to perfect their science

Copy Editor

  • Copy-edit and teach students how to write scientifically in a clear, concise, and engaging manner

Proofing Editor

  • Use Adobe InDesign to professionally format the final JEI article

Peer Reviewer

  • Provide students valuable scientific feedback on their science and submit manuscript evaluations

Management Positions

Director of Marketing 

  • Coordinate student-focused (B2C) and program-focused (B2B) marketing strategies
  • Manage JEI digital strategy, including social media, PPC advertising, and affiliate marketing
  • Coordinate with Director of Outreach for online content creation
  • Produce, maintain, and customize marketing materials used to recruit staff, solicit partnerships, and attract sponsors

Director of Strategy and Operations 

  • Develop and evolve mission statement, growth plans, and ongoing strategy for JEI
  • Develop a long-term strategic direction, implement sustainable processes, and drive expansion of on-site programs beyond Greater Boston area
  • Review and participate in development of non-profit and for-profit partnerships

VP of Financial Sponsorship 

  • Research potential opportunities for financial partners and grants
  • Develop and maintain sponsorship guidelines
  • Coordinate between Executive Committee and Board to determine best engagement strategy for potential sponsors
  • Coordinate with Director of Marketing to customize materials for external engagement
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