The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) based in Vienna, Austria, opened the call for its summer 2020 Science Communication Fellowship, from 25 May to 31 August 2020.

According to the announcement, “the science communication fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, video, and articles for our magazine, Options. The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications Department, assisting with a variety of tasks including web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities. The fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), and IIASA scientists producing several pieces of work covering their research” .

The fellowship is reserved for candidates with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in science or journalism, and current students or graduates of a science journalism program.

Applicants from all countries are welcome, but IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a National Member Organization (Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam). Applications from developing countries are encouraged.

Travel costs are covered, and the stipend of 4,000 euro for the three months, paid in three instalments, should cover the majority of costs, but hardly the whole cost: “Vienna is an expensive place to live. If you have a choice between bringing something from home or buying it in Vienna, bring it with you” the organisers explain. “Based on our experience students usually require a total sum of around €5,000 on average to cover all the living and travel expenses related to their participation over the whole summer. IIASA does not provide housing or additional funding for housing”.

For more information and guidance, and for applications, check this page:

The application deadline is 11 January 2020.