The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Science Communication Fellowship 2023 is now accepting applications. Early-career scientific communicators are immersed in the dynamic work of the IIASA communications team through the highly competitive IIASA science communication fellowship program.
Through a range of mediums, such as blogs, online material, social media, video, and articles for IIASA magazine, Options, the scientific communication fellow will get expertise in explaining complex systems science to a broad audience. The chosen applicant will be employed by IIASA’s Communications and External Relations (CER) division and will help with a range of projects, including web publication, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities. Additionally, the fellow will collaborate closely with IIASA scientists and Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) participants to produce a number of works describing their research.
The selected candidates will be required to spend the whole duration of the 2023 Science Communication Fellowship at the IIASA offices in Laxenburg, Austria. The fellowship runs from May 22 to September 1, 2023.
- A monthly salary based on an annual gross salary of EUR 18,800.00, which is exempt from income tax in
The advertised salary is:
- Subject to deductions for health insurance and/or social security.
- Applicant should have a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in science or journalism, and/or
current student or graduate of a science journalism programme.
- Applicants from all countries are welcome, but IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of
countries in which IIASA has a Member Organization. They encourage applications from
- First experience in writing about science for the general public via blogs, newspapers,
university web sites, or other outlets.
- Written and oral fluency in English and proven ability to understand complex scientific
- Experience with or interest in social media, video, photography, or other multimedia.
To apply, you will need to provide the following documents in English:
- Cover Letter outlining your motivation for applying
- One writing sample of no more than 800 words 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.