Paid Science Communication Fellowship in Vienna

The science communication fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, video, and articles for our magazine, Options. The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications Department, assisting with a variety of tasks including editorial work, web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities. The fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), producing several pieces of work covering research from the program.

Main criteria

  • A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in science or journalism, and/or current student or graduate of a science journalism program is required;
  • Applicants from all countries are welcome, but IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a National Member Organization. Applications from developing countries are encouraged;
  • Experience in writing about science for the general public via blogs, newspapers, university web sites, or other outlets is required;
  • Applicants would have written and oral fluency in English and proven ability to understand complex scientific research.

To apply, please email the following documents to Ms. Alia Harrison, Recruitment Coordinator, Human Resources Department, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis at harrison@iiasa.ac.at :

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • One writing sample of no more than 800 words (longer texts will not be considered) about a scientific topic and aimed at a general audience (e.g., article for a newspaper or magazine, blog post, or op-ed)
  • A letter of recommendation

The stipend is 4,000 EUR for the three months. IIASA does not provide housing or additional funding for housing. 

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