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Internship for research impact and science communication at the UMCG

DepartmentStage, afstuderen en scriptie
Work locationGroningen
Apply no later than12 July 2021

Working environment

  • Analyze the research communication landscape (e.g. main players, audiences, stakeholders, communication channels etc.).
  • Advice on and co-write outreach content for research & impact webpages.
  • Interview main stakeholders in the research impact landscape.
  • Support the impact awareness campaign in build-up, coordination, creation of communication material (e.g. posters, social media posts, flyers, etc.).
  • Organize trainings and webinars for various audiences.
  • Share your knowledge with the team through presentations at meetings and workshops.

Job description

The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and it is the biggest employer in the North of the country. A staff of over 13.000 people work in patient care and in leading medical research, focusing on healthy ageing and the patient journey.

Within research support, the UMCG Impact team offers advices for strategies for research impact, science communication and dissemination of research findings. For this purpose, we are looking for trainees or interns who will participate in the running project known as OASIS: Outreach and Societal Impact Support from August 2021 onwards. The project aims to create and implement science communication strategies for UMCG research institutes and guide researchers in better showcasing the societal relevance of their projects. Additionally, the candidate(s) will contribute to the activities of the ongoing UMCG wide impact awareness campaign, including the further development of the impact webpages.

What do we need

  • Student in communication or policy.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Team player but autonomous when performing tasks.
  • Self-motivated person, reliable, service- and result-oriented.
  • Good communication skills.

What do we offer

  • Gain a valuable practical experience in communication and outreach in a public institution.
  • Work in a goal-driven, dynamic, international team environment.
  • Develop professional and personal skills (adaptability, responsibility, pro-active approach…).
  • Take initiatives within a scientific learning environment.
  • Qualitative supervision with regular advice and evaluation of your work; excellent coaching also available at the UMCG.
  • Workspace with equipment will be provided.
  • Internship agreement with the UMCG.
  • Nestor: an electronic learning environment for graduating students with information, links, tips and tricks that can help you during graduation & internship at the UMCG.

In the past years, two RUG trainees, two RUG students and one Hanze student joined the project for either 6 or 12 months. Two of them are now part of our team. If you are interested to know their experience please let us know and we can send you their references.

More information

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Applying for a job

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed.
Immediately after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.
The application deadline stated in the vacancy overview does not apply to this vacancy. It will remain on the website until a suitable student has been found for the assignment.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is not possible for students from abroad to apply for this internship. When this remark is removed, application for students living in other countries than the Netherlands is possible again.