Volunteer with IONS

Contribute your time and talent to further the mission of the Institute of Noetic Sciences

We have project-based volunteer opportunities that include:

  • Administrative tasks (mass mailings, filing, and organizing)
  • Projects that call for professional expertise (such as grant and professional writing, and marketing assistance).
  • Assistance with research projects (e.g. coding keywords and themes from archival recordings; transcribing audio and video recordings)

We will review your application and if your skills, interests, and availability make you a good match with our current volunteer projects we will contact you to set up an interview. We regret that we are not able to fulfill all requests for volunteer opportunities, but we appreciate you taking the time to apply, and we will keep you in our database for a year.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Please note that volunteers are not research subjects. If you would like to be a volunteer subject for our research, please visit our Research Participation page.

Open Positions

Part-time Internship, Social Media Coordinator

Location: Remote, Must Be Able to Meet Via Zoom on West Coast Time

We are seeking a dynamic social media intern who is passionate about the work IONS does.

The ideal candidate possesses understanding of the current digital media landscape. You will be responsible for expanding and managing the social media presence of the Science Team Director on multiple platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter) through Buffer.com. This will include working closely with the Science Director for content, making content accessible to the general public, and project managing timing of posts.

The job description is below. If interested, please fill out the intern application form and mention this project within the application. This position will begin ASAP.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Post on our platforms regularly with timely, engaging content that reflects the tone and goals of the organization
  • Become well versed on IONS and adept at breaking down information into engaging, accurate and clear social media posts
  • Researching and drafting relevant posts, and have an eye for selecting complementary photos
    Monitoring the social media landscape for relevant content and accounts to engage
  • Follow conversations relative to posts by IONS accounts and engage accordingly, with an organizational tone in mind


  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent internal/team communication skills
  • Working knowledge of IONS
  • In-depth knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Experience with social media for nonprofit or a brand preferred
  • Experience using Buffer.com preferred


  • 5-10 hours a week
  • Internship length
  • Minimum of 6 months
  • This is an unpaid internship, with opportunity for college credit

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