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Science Journalism Intern

A Science journalism internship is now available to African science journalists. The opportunity from Research Africa is being offered to African science journalists, or African scientists with a proven track record in journalism. JobsNigeriaPlus notes that it is an intensive seven-month science journalism internship at Research Africa's headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa.

According to the release the science journalism internship is expected to commence in January 2013. The successful applicant will be exposed to opportunities to develop their journalism skills in Cape Town and at
Research Africa's sister offices in London, as well as go on a reporting trips to an African country.

JobsNigeriaPlus notes that the successful intern will work with Research Africa's editorial team which
produces news and analysis on African research funding and science trends on the continent. Non-South African applicants will be prioritized.

Research Africa will cover the costs of travel to and from South Africa, accommodation and a small stipend. Visa costs will be reimbursed if valid receipts are submitted. The internship is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) as one of their five science journalism awards.

Method of Application
Interested? Applicants need to propose a short research project that they will carry out during their internship. This should investigate a topical issue related to the popularisation of research in Africa.

Applicants must also submit their curriculum vitae, three recent articles (print or electronic) and a letter of permission from their line manager confirming that they would be allowed to take seven months off work (paid or unpaid leave).

Applicants should be mature, self-motivated and independent, with fluent written and spoken English and a high degree of numeracy. They should be computer literate, and able to use word processors. Competence in both PC and Mac environments is recommended.**

Please email application, including certified copies of academic degrees:
to *sjp@research-africa.net* with the subject line: Research Africa-IDRC science journalism internship.

Deadline: 20 November 2012.

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