.Opportunity for a science communication student to go to CERN on an internship during 6 months (starting on 1 June 2012). The deadline for applications is tight: 6th March 2012.

The key objective is to carry out communication tasks for three European projects:
HiLumi LHC (Large Hadron Collider Luminosity Upgrade)
EuCARD (Particle Accelerator Research and Development)
AIDA (Particle Detector Research and Development).

Main Duties:

• Edit and assemble project reports and documents for the three EU projects.
• Maintain and enhance project websites, ensuring content is relevant and up-to-date.
• Produce periodic newsletter: contact contributors, author and edit material, source images,  fit material to online template, circulate for approval, publish online and to email list.
• Liaise with scientific project members and externals to source content for website, newsletter and outreach events.
• Develop outreach materials and activities, according to the descriptions of work of the projects.

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

• Currently studying Science Communication at Masters level.
• Excellent English-language skills (ideally mother-tongue).
• Very good communication skills in writing and orally presenting scientific content to a range of audiences.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and web-design tools (i.e. Frontpage/Sharepoint Designer and Sharepoint Services).
• Experience of picture research and editing.
• Ability to work well in a team and to deliver results to tight deadlines.
• You must be a national of a Member State of CERN: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
• You must have not yet graduated from a science communication course (your graduation date is taken to be the end date of your student status).

The location is at CERN in Geneva (Switzerland) and the amount of the internship is 2,830 Swiss Francs per month.
If you have any queries contact Kate Kahle.

More info.

If you are interested complete the online application form (click “apply” at the bottom of this webpage to access the form)

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