Plant & Food Research Summer Studentship in Science Communication


Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand science company delivering research and development designed to grow competitive advantage for clients in the horticulture, wine, cropping, seafood and associated high value food sectors worldwide.

Our summer studentship programme creates a special "career experience" for high calibre candidates. Our unique programme includes a full induction training day, a career planning session identifying potential pathways, a specific project - designed for you, as well as a final farewell and awards function.

In addition to the wide array of science studentships available each year, Plant & Food Research has, for the first time, a studentship within the Communications Team.


The principal purpose of the role will be to investigate and prepare news and feature stories about the many and varied areas of the Institute. These will be suitable for publication via a range of the company's channels, including the company intranet, external websites, social media and, where relevant, to media, stakeholders, trade publications, clients and more.

While part of your time will involve documenting the experiences of the 2014 Summer Studentship interns, the majority will involve following up on a range of suggested topics from across the business and acting as an in-house journalist and/or science communicator.

Applications close 29th Aug 2014.

For more information, see the studentship advertisement.