Phenomics Australia hosted a Science Communication Internship.

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Phenomics Australia hosted a Science Communication Internship in collaboration with the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the Australian National University (ANU). We were looking for an enthusiastic student to help keep our audience up to date with the latest breakthroughs and impactful stories, and Zoe was the perfect candidate.

‘My name is Zoë O’Dwyer, and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Science at the ANU. I completed an internship with Phenomics Australia in 2021 as part of my minor in Science Communication. I worked with Dr Marina Trigueros to develop communications materials on biobanking among other areas of expertise of Phenomics Australia. This internship formed part of my course and allowed me practical development of the science communication skills taught in other courses. ”

Zoe helped us to develop engaging resources explaining complex health/medicine-related concepts in plain English aimed at a general public audience. You can check the infographic and a short video about Biobanking below.

CPAS (ANU) Science Communication Internship

The aim of the course is to enable students to apply their science communication knowledge, skills, and principles within a professional organisation. Students are placed in a government, education, industry, or NGO organisation for approximately one day per week for a semester.

Students will experience a real-life science communication workplace and understand how their science communication and professional skills and knowledge can be used there. They will also be able to demonstrate functioning science communication knowledge, both new and existing, and identify areas of further development for their future careers.

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