Science Journalism Award
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SciDev.Net proudly announces its second joint IDRC-SciDev.Net Science Journalism Award and seeks applications from journalists in all developing countries. The award consists of a six-month internship giving the recipient invaluable journalistic experience and demonstrates SciDev.Nets commitment to build capacity in science communication across the developing world.
We invite all English-speaking journalists with an interest in science reporting and its impact on decision-makers in developing countries to apply for the award. The winner will receive a six-month internship placement with SciDev.Net, consisting of three months based in SciDev.Net's London office and three months travelling and working on behalf of SciDev.Net in one or more developing countries.
The internship is a unique opportunity to build news and feature writing skills, and provide a better understanding of how the Internet can play a vital role in enhancing science communication. In addition to daily tasks such as writing and researching science and technology news stories, the intern will learn about all aspects of how an online news website operates, including finding news stories, the editorial process, publishing and news dissemination.
In conjunction with this practical experience, the intern will meet with relevant media and science organisations in the United Kingdom, attend at least one training programme and may also have the opportunity to cover one major international conference.
The work carried out while travelling in SciDev.Nets regions will enable the intern to further develop professional skills in diverse settings, learn about local scientific initiatives, and meet key organisations and officials in the chosen developing countries.
The internship will run from mid-September 2008 for six months.
Click here for more information on candidate requirements and application procedures.
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We look forward to receiving applications.David DicksonDirector, SciDev.Net