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The Science Media Centre (SMC) is an independent press office for science, which works on some of the most controversial topics around.

If you're keen to gain some experience in science communication and science journalism this would be a good opportunity.

SMC are a small team of eight permanent staff, and their interns provide invaluable support and get to see everything that they work on and do. The internship mainly involves research and administrative tasks, and is most suitable for final-year undergrads, postgrad students, people who have recently completed an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification, or those looking for an early-stage career change.

They have interns with them all year, with each working with them for five weeks. Their interns work full-time 35-hour weeks, based in their London office, and they pay the London Living Wage (currently £11.95/hour).

This is a competitive application process and the deadline for the first stage of the process is 15:00 on Wednesday 1st March 2023. They'll aim to contact shortlisted candidates within a week to invite them for an interview. This will take place online, most likely during the week commencing Monday 6th March 2023.

Applicants for the currently advertised dates should consider their availability for the below dates before applying

  • 13th March 2023 – 14th April 2023
  • 17th April 2023 – 19th May 2023
  • 22nd May 2023 – 23rd June 2023
  • 26th June 2023 – 28th July 2023
  • 31st July 2023 – 1st September 2023
  • 4th September 2023 – 6th October 2023

The application requires a CV and cover letter.

Click here to find out more about the Science Media Centre


Click here for full details on how to apply