Science Journalism Internship Science Journalism Internship

BioTechniques BioTechniques

Location Virtual
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline 12/1/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Paid
Pay Rate
Contact Information [email protected]

Description

We are currently seeking a science journalism intern to develop and write stories for our online news section at BioTechniques.com. This is a unique opportunity to participate in multimedia science news content creation from inception to publication. The proposed length of the internship is six (6) months, with interns expected to work 10-15 hours each week.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should be enrolled in a science journalism MA program or have completed a bachelor degree in journalism with a science emphasis • Candidates should have excellent writing and editing skills • Candidates should be detail-oriented, resourceful, and self-motivated • Candidates should be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment • Background in science, preferably biology To apply: Email a brief cover letter, resume, and two (2) writing samples to [email protected] with the subject line Science Journalism Internship. Resumes and writing samples can be submitted to: [email protected]

Responsibilities

Research and pitch story ideas for the news section of the website Gather information through tips, press releases, external contacts, and events Interview life science researchers and industry professionals for news stories Write articles for an audience of professional biomedical researchers Attend weekly group meetings and individual story review sessions with the News Editor and Editor-in-Chief via Skype Edit stories Work to enhance stories with multimedia as needed (podcasts, video interviews)