On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, the French and German governments created the Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health (CVV). It responds to the desire to pool knowledge and combine competencies in the field of Public Health. In associating Université Sorbonne Paris Cité and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, it is the objective of the Centre to become an important point of reference in the field of Public Health.
The Centre established an interdisciplinary project on the communication of climate change and health (4CHealth) which is part of the recently created Lancet working group “Lancet Countdown: Tracking progress on health and climate change collaboration”. This umbrella project includes systematic reviews of scientific literature on climate change and health, an analysis of international legislations, and a view of the treatment of climate change and health in the media; it promotes the CVV’s active role in translating scientific knowledge to real-world change, a central goal of public health.
In the scope of this interdisciplinary research project, we are looking for an intern that will work on a review of articles published in two Anglophone newspapers on the topic of climate change and health. The aim of this research is to assess the modalities of newspapers’ rhetoric on the effects of climate change on human health. As “media representations are an important factor in public understanding and engagement with climate science” (Boykoff 2008) this research will contribute to the 4CHealth project by providing tools to better understand the connections between the scientific literature and its impact on the public and the legislations through the media. The articles will be classified and organized in a searchable database referencing data allowing quantitative and qualitative analyses.
The intern will be in charge of
The intern will be integrated in an international, small and dynamic team in Paris.
The ideal candidate will have
The duration of the internship will be between 4-6 months. The student will receive an indemnity, according to the French regulations of around 529,20 € per month. The internship should start in May or June 2017.
Please send a CV and cover letter to:
Anneliese Depoux, Co-Director in Paris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre Virchow-Villermé Berlin
Institute of Public Health
Seestrasse 73, Building 10
13347 Berlin – Germany
Centre Virchow-Villermé Paris
1 Parvis Notre-Dame
75004 Paris – France