.European Geosciences Union (EGU) is looking for science communication or science journalism students interested in working at the press office of the 2012 General Assembly, which is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 22-27 April 2012.
The students will be assisting the EGU press officer and the journalists at the press centre, and are expected to help organise and run press conferences. Other tasks include writing and/or editing for EGU Today, the daily newsletter at the General Assembly, and for GeoLog, the EGU blog.
The positions are open to University students or recent graduates in science communication, science writing or science journalism (preference will be given to postgraduate students). Applicants must have an expert command of English and good computer and Internet skills. The successful candidates will receive €8 per hour and will be given an extra €150 for travel and accommodation expenses.
The deadline for applications is 10 February 2012 and should be submitted to Bárbara T. Ferreira, the EGU Media and Communications Officer. The applications should include a cover letter and CV in one page summarising relevant experience and two recent writing samples in English (published or unpublished, aimed at a general audience)
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