[Job] "The Naked Scientists" vacancy, MRC Prize Internship, ??1,000 award, closing 30 April, #scicomm jobs

True story, someone once unfollowed me because I made a reference to the Naked Scientists on Twitter – fortunately they also complained about it to me and I was able to explain that I wasn’t advocating the perversity of science with no clothes on (where would you keep your glass marking pens?) but the excellent website and radio show / podcast. of The Naked Scientists (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/). For safety’s sake I’ve put quotation marks around it in the subject line…

This came via the ABSW and psci-com mailing lists, also hat tip to @gingerbreadlady whose tweet actually brought it to my attention before I spotted it here.

Quick plug for ABSW http://www.absw.org.uk

Hello All,

This may be of interest for the student members amongst us – also posted to Psci-com so apologies if you’ve seen it twice…

Naked Scientist Prize Internship

Looking to kick-start a career in science media? Cambridge University???s Naked Scientists have an opening for an intern to join their award-winning team this summer.

The successful applicant, who will also receive a cash award of ??1000, will spend a period of 8 ??? 10 weeks gaining experience in making science radio programmes and podcasts, web development, science writing, video editing and production.

“The Naked Scientists” broadcasts on BBC radio stations across the UK, and worldwide as a podcast, which is consistently near the top of the iTunes Science podcast charts in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.  Their unique approach to science communication features a range of presenters who interview renowned scientists and researchers from all over the world and take science questions on any subject live from the listening public.

This internship, which is supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC), is open to UK-based students (including Masters and PhD students and recent graduates) who hold or are registered for a science or engineering-based University degree.

Those wishing to apply should make an initial expression of interest, in writing, to Ben Valsler, The Naked Scientists, Dept. of Pathology, University of Cambridge, CB2 1QP.

The application letter should explain the reason the applicant wishes to be considered for the studentship, together with a current CV. It should also include telephone and email contact details.

The deadline for applications is April 30th 2010.

Applicants shortlisted for the prize will be invited to take part in an interview; the winner will be notified by 31st of May 2010.

For further information please email Ben //at// thenakedscientists.com

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