The British Science Association Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend three to six weeks working with a media organisation such as the Guardian, the BBC or Nature News.
Every year up to ten Media Fellows are mentored by professional journalists. They learn how the media operates and reports on science, how to communicate with the media and to engage the wider public with science through the media.
The Media Fellowships aim to give scientists, engineers and their colleagues, the confidence and willingness to engage with the media, to tackle issues of mistrust and misrepresentation and to give journalists access to new scientific expertise.
After their media placement, Fellows attend the British Science Festival in September, which provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside a range of media organisations from all over the UK in the dedicated Press Centre. The Festival also offers opportunities to learn from a wide range of public engagement activities and network with academics, journalists and science communicators.
The application deadline is 3 April 2015.
For further information go to: http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/media-fellows