[Intern, for undergraduates] Become a "Naked Scientist" (it’s a radio programme) with Amgen Scholars, ??1,000 stipend, register by 25 Jan 2011 #scicomm

Back in the early days of @ScicommJobs someone unfollowed me when I posted a link to the ‘Naked Scientists’ fearing that I was posting material of an unsavoury nature, hence the “it’s a radio programme” in the title. It’s also a rather good radio programme – I catch it on the podcast – and if you are an undergraduate looking to learn about science and radio this would be a great opportunity.

You’ll be given accommodation in Cambridge as well as a stipend of £1,000.


Note that you should get in touch with Ben Valsler first (his email address is below) and get a bit of help with the application to Amgen.


I hope this may be of interest to some undergraduate list members…

Become a Naked Scientist with Amgen Scholars

Cambridge University’s Naked Scientists have an opening for an undergraduate intern to join their award-winning team this summer. The successful applicant will gain experience in making science radio programmes and podcasts, web development, science writing, video editing and production.

The Amgen Scholars Programme supports undergraduate students so they can work in Cambridge as vacation scholars.  Successful applicants are given a financial award and half-board accommodation throughout their stay.  This year’s programme runs from 10th July to 6th September.

"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.

The successful applicant will join the Naked Scientists team for 8 weeks throughout the summer, helping to write, produce and present live radio programmes and podcasts.  This is an opportunity to develop audio and video editing skills, compile science news stories and write articles that will be published online at thenakedscientists.com.

So, whether your strengths are in audio, video or writing, the Naked Scientists may be able to provide the experience you need.

Please check the Amgen Scholars website below to check eligibility, then please send your CV along with details of your experience and why you want to join the Naked Scientists to Ben Valsler: Ben //at// thenakedscientists.com.

Please register your interest with Ben by January 25th to ensure we can support your application to Amgen, which must be submitted by February 1st.

To find out more about the Amgen Scholars Scheme, visit http://www.biomed.cam.ac.uk/amgenscholars/index.html

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