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Research Fields TEST Internship, Science, Engineering, Public Policy, Communications
Categories Engineering
Natural, Physical or Life Sciences
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility SciencesPages is a new initiative that aims to increase discussion on topical issues that have science and engineeing at their core, by summarizing the current state of knowledge and policy. Each issue is prepared and reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team and is publicly available free of charge. Parliamentarians and their staff are a key audience.
Each issue of SciencePages engages a team of three interns with backgrounds in science/engineering, policy or communcations. Interns are provided with a unique training opportunity at the science-policy-communications interface and a chance to develop an enduring network of individuals with interests and skills in the integration of science and poligy. Interms are recognized as authors of the published SciencePages.
Internship description seeks interns in the following categories:
  • Science or engineering: typically this intern will be a current or recent graduate student in science or engineering
  • Policy: typically this intern will have work experience in policy or be a current or recent graduate student in public policy
  • Communications: typically this intern will have work experience in journalism/communications, or be a current or recent graduate student in communications.
    Working closely with two other interns, and the multidisciplinary SciencePages committee, the intern's primary responsibilities will include planning, researching, and writing a SciencePages issue. The internship is part-time for a period of 2 months. The total time commitment is about 32 hours (average of 4 hours per week for 8 weeks), and it is generally possible to maintain current work/studies while completing the internship. The intern must be available for some meetings in Ottawa during work hours for the first week (orientation), and should be available throughout the internship to work collaboratively with other interns (e.g. wikispaces, email or phone).
    Qualifications: The qualifications and backgrounds of interns will vary. Passion and enthusiasm are a requirement. Other qualifications include:
  • Graduate student or professional in a related field
  • Excellent research, analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in making science accessible for a broad audience
  • Team player
    Visit http://www.sciencepages.ca/internship.html for detials.
  • Value small stipend
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at No details on tenability available
    Deadlines April 15
    Application Details Visit the SciencePages web site at http://www.sciencepages.ca/internship.html for instructions. Contact: SciencePages 170 Waller Street Ottawa ON K1N 9B9 Telephone: 613-991-6369 Email: info@sciencepages.ca Updated: February 7, 2012

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