A summer placement with a difference – Naked Scientists

Black headphones with a microphoneIf you can afford to spend the summer of 2016 in Cambridge and you are interested in science communication you might like to apply to join the Naked Scientists. For more details read on…

Even if you don’t want to work in Cambridge you can still listen to the podcasts, visit their website to get the MP3 or if you have an ipod you just need to search for “naked scientists” on itunes.


Are you a budding Naked Scientist?

Cambridge University’s Naked Scientists have an opening for an intern to join their award-winning team this summer. The successful applicant will gain experience in making science radio programmes and podcasts, web development, science writing, video editing and production.

“The Naked Scientists” broadcasts on BBC radio stations across the UK, and worldwide as a podcast, which is consistently near the top of the iTunes Science podcast charts in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.  Their unique approach to science communication features a range of presenters who interview renowned scientists and researchers from all over the world and take science questions on any subject live from the listening public.

The successful applicant will join the Naked Scientists team for 8 weeks throughout the summer, helping to write, produce and present live radio programmes and podcasts.  This is an opportunity to develop audio and video editing skills, compile science news stories and write articles that will be published online at thenakedscientists.com.

There may also be an opportunity to gain funding for this placement through the Amgen Scholars Programme, which is open to undergraduate students in Europe.

So, whether your strengths are in audio, video or writing, the Naked Scientists may be able to provide the experience you need.

If you’re eligible and interested, please send your CV along with details of your experience and why you want to join the Naked Scientists to Ben Valsler: Ben@thenakedscientists.com.

To find out more about the Amgen Scholars Scheme, visit http://www.biomed.cam.ac.uk/amgenscholars/index.html

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