This session, "Communicating Your Summer's Research with a Non-scientist Audience", will be presented on July 15, 2013. The session presented by Linda Cendes, Program Associate in the Public Engagement Office, will focus on how to communicate scientific research to a non-scientific audience. Concepts will include: the challenges and opportunities of science communication; understanding your audience and their interests; developing your research messages; and choosing language and visuals. Following the session interns will apply their new understanding by creating either a short presentation or news article about the research they are currently conducting. After receiving feedback from the AAAS staff, presentations/articles will be updated at the end of the summer and posted to the internship website. Interns will also be encourated to disseminate their work through either mini-talks at their home departments weekly seminar series or as an article in the deparment's newsletter.