Sense about Science communications intern-Deadline 6 Aug20

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This internship is offered on a remote-working basis initially.

Background

Sense about Science is an independent campaigning charity that champions the public interest in sound science and ensures evidence is recognised in public life and policymaking. We challenge misrepresentation of science and evidence, advocate openness and honesty about research, and strive to open up socially or scientifically difficult issues where evidence is neglected, conflicting or misunderstood. We’re proud that we’ve been able to continue to support and engage ECRs with online training and resources during the lockdown, and there has been an incredible call for their contribution. ECRs have been glad to have the stimulation of developing skills and confidence with us at a time when so much else is uncertain.

Useful links

2 Stephen St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1AN | +44 (0)20 7490 9590 

When

The internship dates would be Monday 7 September to Friday 4 December 2020, but with remote working there’s of course some flexibility in this if required.

Where

Initially remote-working.

Office-based if and when feasible: 2 Stephen St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1AN | +44 (0)20 7490 9590 

The opportunity

We have an opportunity for a communications internship from September to December 2020, working remotely at first. Working with the senior communications officer, the intern will assist with communications planning and execution across various channels including social media, newsletters and in the press. We will have a number of high-profile events and campaigns taking place and it is crucial that we can successfully communicate our messages about the importance of standing up for science and evidence-based policy to a wide range of audiences. We are looking for an intern with some experience of, or who would be willing to learn about, writing for social media and communication of complex ideas in a clear, engaging way.

Essential skills

  • Ability to identify and use initiative to solve problems
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work
  • A flair for clear, engaging writing
  • Friendly manner
  • Candidates should be familiar with and share the Sense about Science ethos regarding the public interest in sound science and evidence

How to apply

Candidates can apply by submitting their CV and cover letter to Dr Hamid Khan

by Wednesday 6 August 2020.

Contact

Dr Hamid Khan

Email: hamid@senseaboutscience.org

Tel: +44 (0)20 7490 9590 

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