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— Jennifer Parr, high school science teacher
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Science News, the award-winning magazine covering all fields of science for a general readership, is now accepting applications for its science writing internships.
Interns work as full-time science writers under the guidance of Science News editors and writers. Based in Washington, D.C., Science News reports scientific findings and trends occurring worldwide. Interns generate many of their own story ideas, reporting and writing several articles per week, including news stories and longer features.
Former Science News interns have gone on to staff positions with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Science, Nature, Health, NOVA, Discover, Popular Science, U.S. News & World Report, Scientific American, ABC television, the Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Science News, among others.
The internship is intended for people planning careers in science writing and is offered three times a year for at least a three-month stay within the following periods: spring (January to April), summer (June to September) and fall (October to December). Actual start dates are flexible. One applicant will be selected for each period. Preference is given to people completing an advanced degree in journalism with an emphasis in science writing. Skilled writers working toward an advanced degree in one of the sciences and experienced journalists in transition to a science specialty are also considered. Interns receive $600 per week.
Materials must be received by:
January 13, 2017 (summer 2017 internship)
June 9, 2017 (fall 2017 internship)
Oct. 13, 2017 (spring 2018 internship)
Applicants should e-mail attachments of a cover letter, résumé, names of three references and PDFs of three recent science writing clips to:
Editorial Assistant, Science News
The Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.