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Applications are now closed for Summer 2023. Check back in late fall for the formal 2024 application cycle and see below for the requirements to apply.

Application Procedure

  • Interested candidates should submit a resume, two news writing samples, and an applicant essay.
  • Writing samples should be examples of journalism or other pieces intended for a general audience—not a class assignment. Stories relating to research or other matters relating to the scientific community are preferred. Please do not include examples of technical writing (i.e. scientific papers). Writing samples should be sent as PDFs or Word files, not as URLs.
  • Applicant essay should focus on how you represent the kind of person this internship aims to train as well as your commitment to extending the reach of science journalism into communities where there is currently limited participation. The essay should also convey your experience in journalism, thoughts about science and science writing, how this opportunity will advance your career goals, and include any classes, experiences, affiliations, etc. that you think will make you an ideal candidate for this internship. 
  • Please also include the names of two references — ideally people who are familiar with your journalism work.


Who can apply for the internship?

The program aims to train science journalists from, and with a commitment to, diverse communities, building their capacity to report on scientific issues to a general audience and expanding access to the profession to persons including, but not limited to, those from diverse populations. We define diversity broadly: We invite those from historically excluded racial and ethnic communities as well as sexual minorities, immigrants, first-generation college students and those from other backgrounds not listed here and from communities not regularly represented in journalism and science journalism.

You must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate university or community college program; journalism majors preferred.

For more information on the Diverse Voices program, please contact Shraddha Chakradhar.
If you are a scientist and looking for a fellowship in science writing consider applying for the AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship.