Vacancy: internship at the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology

Looking for an internship opportunity in a large, internationally-oriented research centre? 3TU.Ethics, the Centre for Ethics and Technology offers a student internship in the area of public outreach and social media communication, starting in February 2016 (or later).

The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu) is a cooperation of the philosophy departments of the three technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft and Eindhoven Universities of Technology and the University of Twente). The bundling of forces in the field of ethics and technology in the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology accommodates the increasing need for balanced, high quality and comprehensive reflection and judgment on moral, political and policy issues associated with science and technology.

Your tasks

  • Support dissemination activities of 3TU.Ethics
  • Support the online presence of the Centre (website, social media etc.)
  • Collaborate with journalists working with 3TU.Ethics
  • Support outreach activities of 3TU.Ethics members

During your internship you will take part in dissemination activities of 3TU.Ethics and maintain its online presence on social media and the website. The Centre collaborates closely with journalists – a part of your tasks will be supporting our researchers in these outreach activities, for instance in writing popular science articles and policy reports.

Additional assignments (e.g., reports or written papers) needed for your study program can be negotiated.

Your profile

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, result-oriented and proactive student interested in media, communication, and research dissemination, who has good standing in the programme (not fallen behind), and who has:

  • Good editorial skills;
  • Background in communication studies and ethics/philosophy of technology are bonus
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience with social media software and sites, web page editors (WordPress)

The student may come either from a relevant study program (e.g., communication science) or may have acquired the relevant skills outside her or his field of study.

Our offer

We offer an interesting, tailor-made internship programme, adapted to your needs: you will be able to discuss the length of your stay with us and your working hours during the intake interview. You will have the opportunity to further develop your communication skills and grow your local and international network in the 3TU. environment. 3TU.Ethics will reimburse all travel costs related to the internship. The starting date is February 2016 however, a later starting date is also possible.

How to apply

Your application should include your CV and a short letter explaining your motivation. Please send your application by email to our managing director, Michael Nagenborg (m.h.nagenborg@utwente.nl), by the 4th of January.