2020 IIASA Science Communication Fellowship

Deadline: 11 January 2020
Open to: an applicant with a BA in science or journalism or a current student or graduate from a science journalism program. Priority to applicants who come from a country where IIASA has a National Member Organization
Benefits: the fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home country at the beginning and end of the fellowship, as well as a stipend of 4,000 EUR (for the duration of three months) to offset living expenses during the period of the fellowship

Description

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2020 Science Communication Fellowship. The fellowship starts on 25 May and ends on 31 August.

The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications Department, assisting with a variety of tasks including web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities as well as working closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), and IIASA scientists producing several pieces of work covering their research.

Eligibility

  • Experience in writing about science for the general public via blogs, newspapers, university web sites, or other outlets;
  • Written and oral fluency in English and proven ability to understand complex scientific research;
    Experience with or interest in social media, video, photography, or other.

Benefits

The fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home country at the beginning and end of the fellowship, as well as a stipend of 4,000 EUR (for the duration of three months) to offset living expenses during the period of the fellowship.
IIASA does not provide housing or additional funding for housing. For more information about working for IIASA click here.

How to apply?

To apply, please email the following documents to Ms. Alia Harrison, Recruitment Coordinator, Human Resources Department, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis at [email protected]

  • CV/Resume;
  • Cover Letter;
  • One writing sample of no more than 800 words about a scientific topic and aimed at a general audience (e.g., article for a newspaper or magazine, blog post, or op-ed);
  • A letter of recommendation.

For more information, please visit the official website.