[Closed] IIASA: Intl Inst for Applied Systems Analysis, #scicomm intern

Spotted this one too late but it’s a useful addition to the ‘database’ of job descriptions.


International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Summer 2016 Science Communication Intern [vacancy has closed]

Closed 11 January 2016
Salary: 3,930 Euro for three months


The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2016 Science Communication Internship. The internship begins on 1 June and ends on 31 August. The internship covers the cost of travel to Vienna from the awardee’s home, and a modest stipend to offset living expenses during the period of the internship.

The science communication intern will work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). 

The successful applicant will design a summer project centered on communicating the science of the YSSP, with the goal of publishing their work in IIASA publications, including blogs, website content and articles for our magazine, Options.  Interns may also have the opportunity to assist with video production, photography, media events, social media, and other communication activities. 


  • A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in science or journalism, and/or current student or graduate of a science journalism program
  • Applicants from all countries are welcome.  In the case that candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to nationals of IIASA member countries. We encourage applications from developing countries.


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


Please send the application, including the materials listed below, to harrison@iiasa.ac.at (Incomplete applications will not be considered): 

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • One writing sample of no more than 800 words, about a scientific topic and aimed at a general audience. Examples: Article for a newspaper or magazine, blog post, op-ed, 
  • One letter of recommendation

Deadline for receipt of applications: 11 January 2016

The stipend is Euro 3,930 for the three months. The successful applicant may be able to live in the dormitory with the PhD students attending the Young Scientists Summer Program but this is space dependent and cannot be guaranteed. See here general information on working at IIASA. And here for frequently asked questions but note this page has been designed for attendees of the Young Scientists Summer Program and not all of it will apply to the science communication intern.

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