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. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Interns will receive an hourly rate of $16.
Materials must be received by:
June 20, 2022 (fall 2022 internship)
October 3, 2022 (spring 2023 internship)
January 9, 2023 (summer 2023 internship)
Applicants should e-mail attachments of a cover letter, résumé, names of three references and PDFs of three recent science writing clips to:
The Society for Science 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.
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. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
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