Founded in 1880 by Thomas Edison and published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science magazine is the premier scientific journal, informing the scientific community about science and policy issues. With over 700,000 subscribers, Science is the world’s largest circulating weekly on scientific research. In recent years, Science has published landmark papers in fields ranging from molecular genetics to exobiology, to condensed matter physics. An August 1996 story on the discovery of possible evidence of primitive life on Mars attracted worldwide attention to the magazine, as well as to current U.S. and international studies using recently launched probes.
Science interns contribute to all facets of the magazine. Working as news writers, they do actual reporting, research, writing and editorial work under weekly deadlines, and assist with ScienceNow, the magazine’s online database. Intern duties may include conducting extensive research, writing news stories, assisting in production and providing help in all areas for staff writers and editors. Past interns have written an five to 10 stories with bylines and another 10 or so without.
Open to college seniors, grad students and recent college graduates with interest, and preferably experience, in writing about science.
Dawn Graf, Senior Human Resources Officer
Science Intern Program
1200 New York Avenue NW, #102
Washington, DC 20005
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Academic Level: College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students