Last call for Media Fellows

Consider the British Science Association scheme.

The British Science Association’s Media Fellowship scheme provides a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend three to six weeks working at a media outlet, such as The Guardian, The Times or the BBC. Every year up to 10 Media Fellows are mentored by professional journalists and learn how the media operates and reports on science, and how to communicate with the media and engage the wider public with science through the media.

After their media placement Fellows attend the British Science Festival in September, which provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside a range of media organisations from all over the UK in a dedicated British Science Association press centre. The Festival also offers opportunities to learn from a wide range of public engagement activities and network with academics, journalists and science communicators.

 Applications are open until 3 April 2015, so you’ll have to be quick off the mark.

To apply, complete the form at www.britishscienceassociation.org/media-fellows-applications, and you’ll need to provide a letter of support from your employer to say they are happy to release you to take part in the Fellowship. js

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