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ESO Science Journalism Internship

ESO Science Journalism Internship for the 2023 edition is open for application. Read through for the benefits and steps to apply for the internship opportunity in Germany.
ESO Education and Public Outreach Department (ePOD) is responsible for the organization’s outreach activities. A wide range of programs and activities are used to meet the specific requirements of television, print and online media, such as press releases and broadcast material for the media. ePOD embraces a multimedia approach to public outreach and produces high-quality printed material such as brochures, books, annual reports, newsletters, posters etc.

About ESO:

The European Southern Observatory (ESO), formally the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, is a 16-nation intergovernmental research organization for ground-based astronomy. ESO was created in 1962 and has provided astronomers with state-of-the-art research facilities and access to the southern sky.

  • ​Coverage: Free Internship
  • ​Level: All
  • ​Deadline: December 31, 2022.
  • ​Country: Germany
  • ​Host: ESO
  • ​Course of Internship: Science communication of frontline astronomy projects
  • ​Nationality: International
  • ​Internship Duration: 3-6 months

 Eligibility of  ESO Science Journalism Internship:

  • You must be fluent in English both written and oral.
  • All world countries of the world are eligible.
  • ESO are looking for people who want to gain experience in science communication of frontline astronomy projects.
  • You should have some previous experience in written science communication in English and in particular communicating astronomy or other physical sciences to the public.
  • You should possess a knowledge of astronomy that allows you to understand scientific papers.
  • You must have strong MS Office applications skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Candidates currently studying or having recently completed a University degree in science, science communication or science journalism, are preferred.
  • Provide clear, concise and timely written and oral communications.
  • Work under time pressure and deliver to agreed deadlines and standards.
  • Work both on your own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Create good collaborative working relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds and disciplines.

How to Apply for ESO Science Journalism Internship:

  1. Applications are online, fill the application form and submit all required information.
  2. The application include a motivation letter and your CV.
  3. You are also to upload samples of your work (Applications without samples will not be evaluated).

Read Also; Usidhr Internship.

Benefits of the Scholarship:

ESO Science Journalism Internship benefits include the following;

  • A monthly allowance to cover your living expenses.
  • Accommodation.
  • Certification of internship course completion.
  • Opportunity to meet other motivated persons in your discipline.
  • The cost of a return trip from/to your home station.


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