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Science Communication Fellowship in Vienna, Austria

November 17, 2017
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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2018 Science Communication Fellowship. The fellowship, based in Vienna, Austria, runs 28 May - 31 August. It covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home at the beginning and end of the fellowship, and a stipend totalling Euro 4,000 for the three month duration.

The science communication fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience, through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, and articles for the magazineOptions. The science communication fellow will work as part of the IIASA Communications Department, assisting with a variety of tasks including editorial work, website maintenance, media relations, event coverage, social media, and other communication activities. The Science Communication Fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), producing several pieces of work covering research from the program.

Eligibility and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's or equivalent degree in science or journalism, and/or current student or graduate of a science journalism program
  • Experience writing about science for the general public, via blogs, newspapers, university web sites, or other outlets
  • Experience with or interest in social media, video, photography, or other multimedia is a plus
  • Written and oral fluency in English and proven ability to understand complex scientific research.

To apply, please email CV/resume, cover letter, writing sample, and one letter of recommendation to Alia Harrison, Recruitment Coordinator (harrison@iiasa.ac.at) by 11 January 2018.

Applicants from all countries are welcome. However, IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a National Member Organization, and encourages applications from developing countries.

For more information about the fellowship, and further application instructions, please visit the IIASA Science Communication Fellowship page.

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