Through your involvement in various projects and with our support, you will have the opportunity to understand and learn:Good news! Applications for ESO Science Journalism Internship are currently open. Interested applicants are welcome to apply.ESO Science Journalism Internship 2023 is a fully funded internship for international students. The duration of the internship is three months up to a maximum of six months. The Internship will provide a monthly allowance to cover your living expenses, accommodation, and the cost of a return trip from/to your home station.
About 2023 ESO Science Journalism
ESO Science Journalism Internship will provide:The European Southern Observatory (ESO), originally known as the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, is a 16-nation international ground-based astronomy research organization. ESO, founded in 1962, has offered astronomers with cutting-edge research facilities and access to the southern sky.The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD) is in charge of the organization’s outreach efforts. A variety of programs and activities, such as press releases and broadcast content for the media, are employed to fulfill the specialized requirements of television, print, and internet media. ePOD uses a multimedia approach to public communication and creates high-quality printed materials like as brochures, booklets, annual reports, newsletters, posters, and so on.
- About the mission of ESO and the role and responsibilities of the Department of Communication for its implementation;
- How a large international scientific organisation works in practice and in particular what are the workflows, processes and procedures within the Department of Communication;
- How to write about complex scientific issues in an engaging and understandable manner;
- What is required to coordinate big events and projects;
- How written text and audiovisuals can be combined to make science attractive and approachable to the public.
Applicants must fulfill the following criteria for ESO Science Journalism Internship:
- A monthly allowance to cover your living expenses.
- The cost of a return trip from/to your home station.
Application closes: December 31, 2022
- Preferred Languages: English. You must be fluent in English both written and oral.
- Eligible Countries: Applicants from across the globe
- We are looking for people who want to gain experience in science communication of frontline astronomy projects.
- You should have some previous experience in written science communication in English and in particular communicating astronomy or other physical sciences to the public.
- You should also have a knowledge of astronomy that allows you to understand scientific papers.
- You must have strong MS Office applications skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Candidates currently studying or having recently completed a University degree in science, science communication or science journalism, are preferred.
- Provide clear, concise and timely written and oral communications.
- Work under time pressure and deliver to agreed deadlines and standards.
- Work both on your own initiative and as part of a team.
- Build good collaborative working relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds and disciplines.