Internship: Brain Waves Project

The Royal Society internship programme within its Science Policy Centre has been up and running since July 2009 with the aim of giving interns hand-on experience of working in science policy. Placements are typically for a period of 2-3 months.

We are currently seeking an intern to work for approximately three months, ideally from January or early February 2011, on our five-part Brain Waves project which is investigating developments in neuroscience and their implications for society and policy.  The focus during this period will on Module 4: Neuroscience, responsibility and the law, and Module 3: Neuroscience, conflict, and security.  Please see the project website for further details.

  • The internship will involve a range of activities, such as organising meetings and summarising discussions, research and literature reviews, and related drafting and writing, as well as liaison with our stakeholders. There may also be some opportunities to be involved in other projects within the Science Policy Centre.
  • Internships are unpaid and voluntary. The Society is able to offer a travel and lunch allowance of up to £100 per week for the duration of the internship, depending on individual circumstances.

Suitable candidates will have a first degree and a keen interest in policy with a particular focus on neuroscience. All candidates must be hard working, team players with a thirst for knowledge.

If you would like to apply for this internship please send your completed application form together with your cv and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position to Frances Hughes or email science.policy@royalsociety.org .   The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 3 January 2011. Interviews will take place during week commencing Monday 10 January.

If you have any questions please call Frances Hughes on 0207 451 2550.

Further information is available here.

 

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