From June 3 to July 1, 2016
Tenerife, Canary Islands
1 undergraduate student
Days off June 4, 5, 12, 19 and 26
Interested in Science Communication and Outreach? Here’s an opportunity to work with Involcán on their weekly science and technology radio programme, PLANETA VIVO, which is broadcast weekly by RNE (the Spanish National Radio network, Radio Nacional Española). Suitable for a science undergraduate with a good working knowledge of Spanish. Work to include research, interview technique, programme building and presenting.
Planeta Vivo is the longest running science radio programme ever in the Canaries. Since 2008 it’s been broadcasting through the Spanish National Public Radio, and for the rest of the world through its International Channel (Radio Exterior of Spain). We´re looking for a student interested in science communication and outreach, able to speak Spanish. The goal of this internship is to gain experience of radio broadcasting, and the student will research, analyze and identify potential items from groundbreaking papers and carry out interviews. The student will introduce this interview on the programme on a weekly basis, and for the rest of the week will be collaborating on different tasks related to the radio programme.
To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter of application NO LATER THAN Friday 25 March 2016 to email@example.com.
Interns must be available in Tenerife for the whole period they have applied for. Internship includes shared accommodation, transfers to your changing daily workplace and all lectures, GeoTenerife excursions and outings. Flights to Tenerife not included.
The cost of the internship is £984 (includes VAT) for the month. If your application is successful, payment is to be made in full to GeoTenerife within 7 days or your place will be offered on. We run a tight waiting list for this purpose, and by applying to the programme you accept these conditions. In addition, strict terms and conditions apply for our internship programme, and a copy is to be signed by the applicant AND their supervising university tutor or professor.
Why do we charge for your internships?
Our internships are a learning experience, across a range of disciplines. You will be taught, challenged and supported on a daily basis. The scientists you will be working with, usually on a 1:1 or at most a 1:2 basis, are from INVOLCAN, the well-respected Canarian Volcanology Institute. The head of the institute, Dr Nemesio Pérez, is a geochemist and world-authority on geothermal potential and volcano degassing. The institute actively monitors volcanoes around the globe and publishes papers on their research, often leading the field in their findings. You may have the opportunity to contribute and be named on one of them.
Throughout your internship, you will receive feedback and guidance. This is an opportunity for you to sample a range of disciplines, and often helps young scientists to clarify which area they would like to concentrate on in future. It will also teach you real skills and techniques you will be able to take into the workplace.
The internship fee also covers all your accommodation and transfer costs (including to other islands for internships in La Palma or El Hierro).
Flights to and from Tenerife are not included and are your responsibility.