Science News Internship Profile
- "Get paid to pursue your passion for science"
- "Work with top editors and writers"
- "You are treated as a staff writer and expected to contribute and act accordingly"
Locations: Washington, DC
Number of Interns: Less Than 10
Responsibilities: Editorial, Print Media
Science News started in 1922 as a newsletter that covered a weekly summary of science-specific events and grew into a primary source of science news. Science News has since emerged as a National Science Board Award-winning publication. The now biweekly magazine reaches about 200,000 readers and has covered recent topics such as climate change, dinosaurs, human psychology, planetary studies and cosmology.
Interns work as full-time science writers under the guidance of Science News editors and writers. The magazine reports scientific findings and trends that occur worldwide. Interns come up with many of their own stories, reporting and writing several articles per week, including news stories and features.
Summer: February 2nd; Fall: June 14th; Spring: October 10th. Applicants must electronically submit a resume, cover letter, three references and at least three science writing samples.
Preference is given to applicants with an advanced degree in journalism with an emphasis on science writing, but skilled writers pursuing an advanced degree in science and journalists in transition to a science specialty will be considered. Recent grads and non-U.S. citizens are eligible.