Communications Internship for Global Agricultural Research Center in Mexico

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DEADLINE -29TH August 2013

The Corporate Communications unit of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT, seeks an intern to help with writing, editing, and public relations relating to the center’s work on climate change and specifically in projects supported by CCAFS-the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security ( Located 45 kilometers east of Mexico City, CIMMYT is a non-profit, international research organization that develops and promotes improved maize and wheat varieties and cropping systems for farmers in developing countries. The communications intern on climate change will work full-time assisting science writers/editors in duties such as to:
  • Liaise directly with CCAFS communicators to keep them apprised of CIMMYT work and to develop and push out stories with relevant audiences, including the media.
  • Writing, editing, and proofing articles for a weekly newsletter and blog.
  • Managing CIMMYT’s social media using tools such as Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.
  • Developing content about climate change results, meetings, and partnerships.
  • Monitoring the media for climate change and agriculture articles.
  • Drafting / editing content for pamphlets, posters, and presentations.
  • Other communications and dissemination tasks, as agreed.
The ideal candidate should be able to commit for one year as of late September 2013 and have a background in communications, journalism, or international development, an undergraduate degree, and writing or editing experience in English. Knowledge of Spanish, science, and agriculture are advantages.
CIMMYT offers interns a modest monthly stipend, support for health insurance, a housing allowance, and the arrival and return ticket to and from Mexico.
To apply, please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, two writing samples (preferably non-academic), and contact information for two references to Mike Listman ( by 28 August 2013.
Salaries of internationally recruited staff are paid in US dollars. CIMMYT is an equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.
Source SciDev

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