Science Communication Internship with La Palma Research Centre
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a new enthusiastic social media-savvy intern! By spending an internship with us you will get an inside scope on what it is like to work on international EU research projects in one (or both) of our offices located on the Canary Islands and Brussels.
Your tasks will mainly concern preparing and developing graphic visual content for our reports and the communication of our research results through our websites and social media pages, including the ones of projects. You will need to communicate your findings clearly internally with your colleagues during team meetings and in written reports as well as take up and translate your colleagues’ ideas to the outside world. We are a small company with a dynamic and flexible work environment, so you will have a chance to get involved in many of our other daily tasks and activities as well. Our wide range of research topics and activities requires being able to learn by doing, to work both independently and as part of a team and to have a positive `can-do` attitude.
A student or recent graduate in geosciences or a related field, with an interest in science communication and visualizations techniques, with:
- Ability to understand and translate complex science into simple concepts and write about scientific research to general audiences in an engaging and accurate manner;
- A bit of Technology geek & Social media native;
- Good writing and editing skills in English;
- Proactive and solution focussed;
- Good command of Spanish is an advantage.
Practical Information & Application
This is a 3 month unpaid internship with the possibility of a 3 month extension. There might be a possibility for full-time employment afterwards. We would prefer you to start in November 2019. The candidates shall be preferably based in the vicinity of Brussels or a citizen of another European Member state and willing to invest in the necessary move to Belgium.
Does this sound like you and are you ready for a little adventure? For more information or to express your interest, send your application package CV and a motivation letter to: career
@lapalmacentre.eu with the reference “Science Communication Intern” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide two writing samples and/or visual material (each no more than 2 pages long) that demonstrate ability to communicate science to a wider audience (blog posts, magazine or newspaper articles, press releases, infographics, etc.). Application deadline is 1st of October. All applications will be treated confidentially but only applications that meet the required skills and qualifications will be contacted.