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Science writing summer internship (Alexandria, Virginia)

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 13:34 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Part time
Opportunity: 
Internship
Details: 

Combine your love of science and passion for writing with a science writing internship at EARTH Magazine this summer. EARTH is your source for the science behind the headlines, covering the latest happenings in Earth, energy and environment news.

EARTH is currently accepting applications for the summer 2017 internship.

The intern will work as a full member of the EARTH staff for the summer. Tasks include: pitching and writing news, trends, profiles and feature articles for print; copyediting and proofreading; art research; writing news articles for EARTH online; and keeping up our social media presence. There is also the potential for illustration or multimedia work for the right candidate.

This internship is intended for young writers seeking careers in science writing. Preference is given to candidates pursuing or holding an advanced degree in journalism and with a background in science, especially earth science, or with an advanced degree in science and a strong writing background. Upperclassmen with strong science and writing backgrounds, as well as experienced writers transitioning to science writing are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will have a proven record of being self-motivated and entrepreneurial.

The internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $4,000 stipend. Starting date is flexible.

The successful candidate has the choice to complete the internship at EARTH’s headquarters at the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, Va., or remotely from his or her location of choice — anywhere in the U.S.

Send a résumé, three writing samples and a letter describing what you hope to gain from the internship and how your previous experience makes you most suitable for this position via email to: earth@earthmagazine.org

All applications must be received by March 10, 2017.