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Call for applicants for The Naked Scientists MRC Prize Internship

Could you strip down science to its bare essentials?

Looking to kick-start a career in science media?  The Naked Scientists have an opening for an intern to join their award-winning team this summer.

The successful applicant, who will also receive a cash award of £1000, will spend a period of 8 – 10 weeks gaining 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. 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.

This internship, which is supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC), is open to UK-based students (including Masters and PhD students and recent graduates) who hold or are registered for a science or engineering-based University degree.

Application procedure

Whether you’re interested in live radio; writing news or features; producing online video or developing online content, let us know what you think you could bring to the Naked Scientists, and what you would hope to get from the internship. Please include both email and telephone contact details. Those wishing to apply should send a CV, cover letter and any additional supporting documents to Ben Valsler, The Naked Scientists, Dept. of Pathology, University of Cambridge, CB2 1QP.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 30th March 2012.

Selected applicants will be then invited to interview.

For further information please email

Posted on 24/02/2012

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