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Naked Scientists Internship

Are you a budding broadcaster doing a genetics PhD and with a desire to communicate more powerfully?

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 2016 CALL HAS NOW CLOSED.

Supported by the Genetics Society, The Naked Scientists have a programme that offers candidates a unique training experience in science radio journalism.

Over an 8 week period, successful applicants will develop skills in researching and compiling science news coverage, online publishing and podcasting as well as live and pre-recorded radio broadcasting. We are looking for talented and motivated individuals who are serious about using science communication in their future careers.

Based at Cambridge University, The Naked Scientists are an award-winning production venture that works with broadcasters and publishers internationally, including the BBC, to produce high quality, professional science output that reaches audiences in the millions.

Who can apply?
Applicants should be currently undertaking their PhD in a field within the remit of the Genetics Society and must also be a member of the society.

How is the placement funded?
The Naked Scientists training programme is supported by the Genetics Society. Successful awardees will receive two months of their PhD stipend or equivalent at UK research council rate; accordingly, applicants should plan to defer submission of their PhD thesis by the same duration.

What is the application process?

Applications should be submitted in writing, by post, and should include a CV, supporting evidence of any previous relevant experience and a covering letter setting out the applicant’s reasons for wishing to pursue this training opportunity. Applicants must confirm that they have the support of their PhD supervisor, and should state preferred dates for their placements, which should be between October 2016 and June 2017.

Please address all applications to Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists, Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, High Street, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AA.

When is the closing date?

2016 application date has passed.

How do I find out more?
For inquiries, please telephone 01223 761655, or email Connie Orbach: connie@nakedscientists.com.