Internship: SciDev.Net South Asian Internship, due April 4th

Looking to develop and refine your research and journalism skills? Interested in covering development and the role of science and technology in this process? If so, apply to SciDev.Net‘s 3 month internship this summer.

In addition to daily tasks such as writing and researching 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.

The internship will consist of two months based in SciDev.Net’s London office and one month working with the SciDev.Net South Asia office in Delhi, or within the South Asian region.

The intern will also have the opportunity to visit other relevant science communication organisations in both South Asia and the United Kingdom, and attend at least one training programme.

The internship will go from mid-June to mid-September and the organization is looking for someone within the South Asian region. Questions should be sent to internships@scidev.net. More information is available after the jump.

Candidate requirements

  • A keen interest in science and technology, particularly relating to development;
  • A good level of written and spoken English
  • Experience of working with a national newspaper, magazine, radio, television, either as a reporter or on the desk
  • A background in science journalism is desirable but not essential.
  • Must be a native of South Asia and based in the region.
  • Must be available to take the internship in a three-month block between mid-June to mid-September 2008.

Please note that the internship is a full-time commitment during this period.

Application procedure

To apply please send

  • a CV (in English),
  • two references,
  • two recent writing samples,
  • letter of support from your editor (desirable but not essential)
  • a 500 word statement explaining why you wish to be considered for this internship,
  • how you plan to utilise this internship in a national publication/broadcast agency

The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 April 2008

Contact Details

Please email applications to internships@scidev.net

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