The Minority Science Writers Internship Program at Science

An application for the 2014 AAAS Pitts Family Minority Science Writers Internship is now available online.

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The Internship is for undergraduates who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. In addition to improving their skills, the program seeks to make a dent in the demographics of the profession: Although science is a global activity, the journalists who cover it don’t reflect that diversity.

Funded by the Pitts Family Foundation, the Internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS’s Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend ten weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors practicing what science writers do for a living. They have a chance to meet leading scientists, attend conferences and hearings, and cover breaking news. Interns are expected to contribute to all facets of the news operation, including writing bylined articles for the print magazine and online news service, producing podcasts, participating in ScienceLive, and other activities.

Interns receive a weekly stipend as well as the cost of a round-trip ticket to and from the Internship site in Washington, D.C. The Internship runs from early June to mid-August.

This year’s application deadline is March 1, 2014. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program when they submit their application.

AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship
1200 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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