The Minority Science Writers Internship Program at Science | AAAS’s Science magazine
*The Minority Science Writers Internship Program at Science*
2017 Application Available Online
October 16 - February 1!
Please share this opportunity with your students!
The AAAS Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers 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, engaging in social media, and contributing to other
Interns receive a weekly stipend as well as the cost of a round-trip ticket
to and from Washington, D.C. The internship runs from early June to
mid-August. This year’s application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017. To be
eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program
at the time they submit their application.