Giải thưởng báo chí khoa học 2008

SciDev.Net thông báo tổ chức Giải thưởng báo chí khoa học năm 2008. Hạn chót nộp hồ sơ: 27/06/2008. Thông tin chi tiết như sau:

IDRC–SciDev.Net Science Journalism Award 2008

Organisation: IDRC and SciDev.Net

Closing Date: 27 June 2008


SciDev.Net proudly announces its second joint IDRC–SciDev.Net Science Journalism Award and seeks applications from journalists in all developing countries. The award consists of a six-month internship giving the recipient invaluable journalistic experience and demonstrates SciDev.Net’s commitment to build capacity in science communication across the developing world.

We invite all English-speaking journalists with an interest in science reporting and its impact on decision-makers in developing countries to apply for the award. The winner will receive a six-month internship placement with SciDev.Net, consisting of three months based in SciDev.Net’s London office and three months travelling and working on behalf of SciDev.Net in one or more developing countries.

The internship is a unique opportunity to build news and feature writing skills, and provide a better understanding of how the Internet can play a vital role in enhancing science communication. In addition to daily tasks such as writing and researching science and technology news stories, the intern will learn about all aspects of how an online news website operates, including finding news stories, the editorial process, publishing and news dissemination.

In conjunction with this practical experience, the intern will meet with relevant media and science organisations in the United Kingdom, attend at least one training programme and may also have the opportunity to cover one major international conference.

The work carried out while travelling in SciDev.Net’s regions will enable the intern to further develop professional skills in diverse settings, learn about local scientific initiatives, and meet key organisations and officials in the chosen developing countries.

The internship will run from mid-September 2008 for six months.

SciDev.Net will cover living and travel expenses as well as accommodation and training costs for the period.

Candidate requirements

* A keen interest in science and technology, particularly relating to development;
* A good level of written and spoken English;
* Experience of working as a reporter with a national newspaper, magazine or website;
* A background in science journalism is desirable but not essential.

The candidate must be available to take the internship in a six-month block between mid-September 2008 to the end of March 2009.

Please note that the internship is a full-time commitment during this period.

Application procedure

To apply please send the following documents in English:

* a CV;
* two references;
* two recent writing samples;
* a letter of support from your editor (if applicable);
* a 500 word statement explaining why you wish to be considered for this internship and how the experience will contribute to your future work for a national publication/broadcast agency.

Contact details

Please email applications to The closing date for applications is 11pm GMT on 27 June 2008.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date. If you have not heard from us by 11 July 2008, please assume your have not been successful.