Want to know what it’s like to be a science journalist?

If the answer is 'yes', then the British Science Association Media Fellowships 2011 could be for you.

Experience first-hand how science is reported by spending 3-8 weeks on a summer placement with a national press, broadcast or internet journalist from organisations such as the Guardian, Nature or BBC, working with them to produce accurate, well informed news pieces about developments in science.

Come away better equipped to communicate your research to the public and your colleagues. Learn to work within the constraints of the media and develop writing skills that could make journal articles and funding applications easier and more concise.

You are eligible to apply for the scheme if you:

  • are a scientist, clinician, social scientist or engineer
  • have a minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience in your field
  • have a UK work contract until December 2011 (or June 2012 if you are not a UK citizen)
  • work at any level in an academic or research institution, industry, civil service or any other similar organisation.

Details about the scheme, including an online application form, can be found on the British Science Association website

Application deadline is 1 March 2011.

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