AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship

If you are interested in pursuing a career in science journalism, then this is probably the internship for you. Each summer this internship takes place at Washington, DC which is the headquarters of the AAAS Science magazine.
You will spend 10 weeks under the guidance of reporters and editors (some of them are award winning). Each of the reporters and editors do hold a bachelors- PH. D degree. You will have a chance to study and experience what these writers do for a living.
You will be expected to contribute to a weekly news section (on the magazine.)

The Internship

You are applying for the chance to have a 10-week experience (fully paid for) to learn what it is like to work under AAAS’s award winning staff of science writers and editors.

Qualifications For The Internship

Students must have the following qualifications to apply for this internship:

  • You must be an undergraduate.
  • You have to be enrolled in an academic program at the time of applying for this internship.
  • You have to be interested in pursuing a degree in journalism.
  • Preference will be given to minorities.

What The Application Consists Of

The staff here at Writing Scholarships took a look at the application for this internship, here are a few of the things that stuck out to us:
Be sure to have at least two references (one faculty reference and one other normal reference.)
You will be expected to write an 800-word essay (see application for topic)
(IMPORTANT: Remember, if you leave any part of this application incomplete it will be thrown out. Make sure you fill this application out completely.

How You Can Apply

If you are interested in applying for this internship here are the following details you will need to successfully apply.
The application can be found here:
You must email your completed application to this address:

AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship

1200 New York Ave. NW, Room 639

Washington, D.C.  20005

If your application is approved and you are considered to be a finalist, then expect a phone call and a telephone interview to be conducted.