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AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Congress

AAAS Office of Government Relations
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202/289-4950
Phone: 202/326-6661
Email: congress_center@aaas.org
Website: http://www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/about/intern.shtml

Location
Washington, DC

Length & Deadlines
Up to 6 months. Dec. 1, Mar. 1, and Jun. 1.

Duties & Information
Write articles, assist with other activities such as congressional briefings.  Unpaid internship.

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American Academy of Pediatrics

Katy Matthews
American Academy of Pediatrics
601 13th Street, NW, Suite 400 North
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-347-8600
Email: Kmatthews@aap.org
Website: http://www.aap.org/advocacy/washing/intern.html

Location
Washington, DC

Length & Deadlines
Minimum of 4 weeks

Duties & Information
The media internship listed on their website seems more focused on legislative issues. May deal with some science content. Unpaid internship.

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
2000 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009-1277
Website: http://careers.agu.org/jobs#/detail/5057787

Location
Washington, DC

Length & Deadlines
14 weeks (spring).  Jan. 15.

Duties & Information
Read abstracts of papers to be published in AGU journals in order to identify newsworthy findings and write press releases and blog posts about those papers.  Also assist AGU public information staff.

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American Heart Association

Website: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/We-have-Internships-just-for-you_UCM_304332_Article.jsp

Location
Nationwide

Duties & Information
There are internship opportunities nationwide. Use the AHA website to search for internship positions.

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American Physical Society

American Physical Society
529 14th Street, NW, Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20045
Phone: 202-662-8700
Fax: 202-662-8711
Email: opa@aps.org
Website: http://www.aps.org

Location
Washington, DC

Length & Deadlines
10 weeks (June-August). Mar. 31

Duties & Information
Paid internship.

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American Water Works Association

Greg Kail
Director of Public Affairs
American Water Works Association
6666 W. Quincy Ave.
Denver, CO 80235
Phone: 303-734-3410
Email: gkail@awwa.org
Website: http://www.awwa.org/resources-tools/public-affairs.aspx

Location
Denver, CO

Duties & Information
Writing and editing news releases and articles for AWWA Streamlines. Work on DrinkTap.org website.

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Annals of Improbable Research

Marc Abrahams
Annals of Improbable Research
PO Box 380853
Cambridge, MA 02238
Phone: 617-491-4437
Fax: 617-661-0927
Email: marca@improbable.com
Website: http://www.improbable.com/

Location
Cambridge, MA

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Argonne National Laboratory

Courtney Wade
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Argonne, IL 60439
Phone: 630-252-5545
Fax: 630-252-5274
Email: cwade@anl.gov
Website: http://www.anl.gov/news-room/2013-summer-science-writing-internship-undergraduates

Location
Argonne, IL

Length & Deadlines
10 weeks (summer, spring, fall)

Duties & Information
Interns write science news, feature and magazine stories, and news releases. Paid internship.

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Associated Press

AP Houston Bureau
16945 Northchase Dr., Suite 2110
Houston, TX 77060-2151
Phone: 281-872-8900
Fax: 281-872-9988
Website: http://www.ap.org/company/careers/news-internship

Location
Nationwide

Length & Deadlines
12 weeks (summer). Nov. 1.

Duties & Information
The AP has a variety of paid writing and editing internships. See website for more information.

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Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Donna Rostamian
Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Phone: 630-577-1333
Email: Donna.Rostamian@anad.org
Website: http://www.anad.org/get-involved/be-an-anad-intern

Duties & Information
Internship duties vary. Not much information about science communication. See website for more information.

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Audubon Magazine

Audubon
225 Varick St. 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Website: http://www.audubonmagazine.org/jobs-and-internships

Location
New York

Duties & Information
Environmental reporting and writing for publication in the magazine.  Interns are expected to blog at least twice a week.  Some fact-checking and research. Paid internship.

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Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Anne Sweeney
Our Bodies Ourselves
5 Upland Road #3
Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: 617-245-0200
Fax: 617-245-0201
Email: anne@bwhbc.org
Website: http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/about/jobs.asp

Location
Cambridge, MA

Duties & Information
Information about internships on website. Science writing / editing internships have been available before.

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Brookhaven National Lab

Karen McNulty Walsh
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Bldg.400C - P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
Phone: 631-344-8350
Fax: 631-344-3368
Email: kmcnulty@bnl.gov
Website: http://www.bnl.gov/education/programs/MedCom.asp

Location
Upton, NY

Length & Deadlines
10 weeks (Spring, Summer, and Fall)

Duties & Information
Paid internship writing and editing news releases, fact sheets, brochures, video scripts, and other material.

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Business Press Educational Foundation

Website:http://www.bpefinternships.org/bpef/Info_for_Students.asp

Location
Nationwide

Length & Deadlines
10-12 weeks

Duties & Information
More information about internships on website.

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CBS News

Katie Curcio
Internship Coordinator
CBS News
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Email: cc5@cbsnews.com
Website: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/26/broadcasts/main613839.shtml?tag=ftr

Location
Washington, DC & New York

Length & Deadlines
Spring, summer & fall

Duties & Information
Duties vary by department of placement.  More information on website.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 404-639-3311
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/employment/menu_student.html

Location
Atlanta, GA

Duties & Information
See website for more information and to apply.

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Chemical & Engineering News

Amanda Yarnell
Assistant Managing Editor Science/Technology/Education
Email: a_yarnell@acs.org
Website: http://cen.acs.org/departments/science.html

Location
Washington DC

Length & Deadlines
3-6 months. Feb. 29.

Duties & Information
The duties include writing stories for C&EN, generating content for C&EN Online, and maintaining C&EN's social media presence.
Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, references, and pdfs of two science-writing samples.
Paid internship

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dan Berrett
Internship Coordinator
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Website: http://chronicle.com/section/Editorial-Internships/158/

Location
Washington, DC

Duties & Information
Reporting and writing daily news articles for The Chronicle's Web site, for other sections, and doing research for special projects. Possibility of writing feature length pieces.

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CNN

Website: http://www.turner.com/careers/internships.html#/careers/students-and-recent-grads

Location
Atlanta, GA

Length & Deadlines
January-May, June-August, August-December

Duties & Information
See website for more information and to apply.

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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Website: http://www.cpb.org/jobline

Duties & Information
Search portal for jobs and internships in public broadcasting.

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The Dallas Morning News

Selwyn Crawford
Team Leader
The Dallas Morning News
PO Box 655237
Dallas, TX 75265-5237
Phone: 1-800-431-0100
Website: http://res.dallasnews.com/resources/TDMN_2013_Internships.pdf

Location
Dallas

Length & Deadlines
12 weeks (Summer). Nov. 1.

Duties & Information
No science writing internships, though the business reporting internship will likely feature technology coverage.

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Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Email: mageditor@defenders.org
Website: http://www.defenders.org/
http://www.defenders.org/defenders-magazine

Location
Washington, DC

Duties & Information
Defenders of Wildlife has offered media internships in the past. See website for more information.

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Discover Magazine

Discover Magazine

Magazine Internship Contact:
Andrew Grant, Reporter/Researcher
E-mail: agrant@discovermagazine.com

Web Internship Contact:
Eliza Strickland, Online News Editor
E-mail: estrickland@discovermagazine.com

Website: http://discovermagazine.com/company/discover-editorial-internship-program

Location
New York

Length & Deadlines
Three months (Winter, Summer, and Fall). Nov. 15, Mar. 15, and July 15.

Duties & Information
Paid internship writing articles and blog posts. See website for more information

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Discovery Channel

website: http://careers.discovery.com/north-america/internship-program/overview.html

Location
Silver Spring, MD

Duties & Information
Discovery Channel offers internships in different fields in several locations around the U.S.. Some positions might be available overseas. Check their website for more information

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DNA Learning Center

Dolan DNA Learning Center
1 Bungtown Rd.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Phone: 516-367-5170
Email: dnalc@cshl.edu
Website: http://www.dnalc.org

Location
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Duties & Information
They have offered science writing internships in the past.

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Dow Jones Newspaper Fund

Dow Jones News Fund
PO Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
Phone: 609-452-2820
Email: djnf@dowjones.com
Website: https://www.newsfund.org/PageText/Prg_HomePages.aspx?Page_ID=Prg_CollegeIntern

Location
Nationwide

Duties & Information
Paid news editing internships.

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E: The Environmental Magazine

Brita Belli, Managing Editor
E Magazine
28 Knight Street
Norwalk, CT 06851 Phone: 203-854-5559 ext. 109
Email: bbelli@emagazine.com
Website: http://www.emagazine.com/internships/

Location
Norwalk, CT

Length & Deadlines
Three months

Duties & Information
Unpaid internship writing, researching, and fact-checking magazine articles.

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EarthJustice

Email: jknoblauch@earthjustice.org
Website: http://www.earthjustice.org/about_us/jobs_education/index.html

Location
Oakland, CA

Length & Deadlines
Three months (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Jan. 15, June 1, and Aug. 15.

Duties & Information
Communications interns will probably do varying amounts of science writing. Internship is paid.

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Earth Magazine (formerly Geotimes)

Attention: EARTH Summer Science Writing Internship
American Geosciences Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
Fax: 703-379-7563
Email: earth@earthmagazine.com
Website: http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/earth-internship-opportunity

Location
Alexandria, VA

Length & Deadlines
12 weeks.  Mar. 7.

Duties & Information
Paid internship writing news articles for EARTH online, writing and editing news and trends articles for print, helping to edit and produce the magazine, and attending press briefings and science seminars.  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.

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The Economist

The Richard Casement Internship

Email: casement2013@economist.com

Website: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21569700-richard-casement-internship

Length & Deadlines
Applications must be sent before February 1st, 2013

Duties and Information
Applicants must send a presentation letter and an original article (about 600 words) suitable for publication in The Economist's Science and Technology section.  Applicants should be prepared to travel to London or New York for an interview (at their own expense).

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Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Journal

Emerging Infectious Diseases journal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd NE
Mailstop D61
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: (404) 639-1960
Fax: (404) 639-1954
Website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/
Location
Atlanta

Duties & Information
See website for more information.

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Environmental Careers Organization

Website: http://www.eco.org

Location
Nationwide

Duties & Information
See website for more information and to search for and apply to internships.

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Environmental Defense Fund

Email: jobs@edf.org
Website: http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=48265

Duties & Information
EDF offers internships in a variety of fields. Internship opportunities are posted on their website.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Ginger Potter
NNEMS Program
US EPA (1704A)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Email: potter.ginger@epa.gov
Website: http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/NNEMS/index.html

Location
Washington, DC

Duties & Information
Public relations and communication. Review of public response to EPA regulations and production of information materials. Paid internship.

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FermiLab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Leah Hesla
Editor, Fermilab Today
Email: leah@fnal.gov
Website: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/about/communication/internship.html

Location
Batavia, IL

Length & Deadlines
Three months (Summer, Winter, Spring, and Fall)

Duties & Information
Write articles for Symmetry magazine and Fermilab Today newsletter. Paid internship.

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Fleishman-Hillard

Website: http://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/internships-scholarships

Location
Nationwide

Duties & Information
They offer PR internships in a variety of areas. See website for more information.

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Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch
Attn: Intern Coordinator
1616 P St NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Email: internships@fwwatch.org
Website: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/take-action/volunteer-or-intern-at-food-water-watch/communications-internship

Location
Washington, DC

Duties & Information
Planning, development and implementation of media campaigns. Writing articles.

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Forth Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
fax: 817-255-9354
Email: hr@fwmsh.org
Website: http://www.fwmuseum.org/job-postings-museum-science-and-history

Location
Forth Worth, TX

Duties and Information
Check their website for more information.  Unpaid internships.

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Fox Chase Cancer Center

Franklin Hoke
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Phone: 215-728-2700
Email: franklin.hoke@fccc.edu
Website: http://www.foxchase.org

Duties & Information
Support Web and publications functions. Review upcoming research studies for news value, interview scientists, and write news releases with supporting audio/visual materials. Develop related content for Forward magazine.

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Genentec, Inc.

Website: http://www.gene.com/gene/careers/university/internships

Location
San Francisco, Vacaville, and Oceanside, CA

Duties & Information
Their internships seem aimed toward science and engineering, but science communication internships might be possible.

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Getty Graduate Interns

Attn. Graduate Internship Program
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
U.S.A.
Phone: (310) 440-7320
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703
E-mail: gradinterns@getty.edu
Website: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/leaders/current/grad_internships.html

Location
Los Angeles CA

Length & Deadlines
8 or 12 months

Duties & Information
Getty offers approximately 20 funded positions every year, to students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts.  Check the website for more information

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Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

Attn: NASA Journalism and Multimedia Internship
Goddard Space Flight Center
Building 8, Room N150
8800 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Website: https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/index.cfm?solarAction=view&id=8117

Location
Greenbelt, DC

Length & Deadlines
Summer and Spring

Duties & Information
Write and edit reports, stories, features, videos, and other content for NASA’s social media ecosystems. The advanced internship option includes focusing in a particular field, such as science writing, video editing, social media events, and visitor center activities.


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Harvard Health Publications

Christine Junge
Harvard Health Publications
10 Shattuck St., Suite 612
Boston, MA 02115
Email: christine_junge@hms.harvard.edu

Location
Boston

Length & Deadlines
10 to 12 weeks (times are flexible)

Duties & Information
They don't have a formal internship program, but have had paid interns in the past. Contact Christine Junge for more information or to apply.

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Health Communications Internship Program

National Cancer Institute
Office of Workforce Management and Development
9609 Medical Center Dr., Rm 2E148 MSC 9758

Bethesda, MD 20892-9758
Phone: (301) 435-8524
Fax: (301) 402-3509
Email:HCIP-Contact@mail.nih.gov
Website: http://hcip.nci.nih.gov

Location
Bethesda, MD

Length & Deadlines
6-12 months. Mar. 4.

Duties & Information
Two areas of emphasis: Health Communication and Science Writing.
Health Communication interns' duties include developing cancer education programs and materials for the public, cancer patients, or health professionals
Science writing interns' duties include writing fact sheets and press releases, answering press inquiries, reporting on scientific meetings, and writing articles on advances in cancer research.

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Heat Transfer Research, Inc.

Ms. S. Breaux Daniel
Vice President, Human Resources
150 Venture Drive
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: 979-690-5050
Email: sbd@htri.net
Website: http://www.htri.net/articles/careers

Location
College Station, TX

Duties & Information
HTRI has offered technical editing internships in the past.

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Hunter House Publishers

Alexandra Mummery
Internship Coordinator
Hunter House Publishers
PO Box 2914
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-865-5282
Email: editorial@hunterhouse.com
Website: http://www.hunterhouse.com/ShopContent.asp?contentid=19

Location
Alameda, CA

Duties & Information
Editorial work focusing on health books for a general audience. Paid internship.

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Houston Advanced Research Center

Linda Burchfield
Houston Advanced Research Center
4800 Research Forest Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Phone: 281-367-1348
Email: lburchfield@harc [dot edu
Website: http://www.harc.edu

Location
Houston, TX

Duties & Information
Internship opportunities posted on their website. HARC produces a variety of material such as the Texas Climate News website.

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IEEE Spectrum

Joshua J. Romero
Associate Editor
3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5997
Phone: 212-419-7550
Email: j.j.romero@ieee.org
Website: http://www.spectrum.ieee.org

Location
New York

Duties & Information
Paid internship doing news writing, web and multimedia creation. Magazine and website focus is on technology and computer science.

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Inland Press Association

Website: http://www.inlandpress.org/jobs/internship_directory/

Location
Nationwide

Duties & Information
Directory of newspaper internships nationwide.

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International Atomic Energy Agency

Website: http://www.iaea.org/About/Jobs/internships.html

Location
Austria, New York, Switzerland, Canada, or Japan

Length & Deadlines
3 months to 1 year

Duties & Information
Journalism opportunity listed under Social Sciences/Humanities. See website for more information. They have hosted an STJR graduate in the past.

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International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Email: pio@ictp.it
Website: http://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/media-centre/sci-comms-internship.aspx

Location
Trieste, Italy

Length & Deadlines
2 months (Summer). Feb. 21.

Duties & Information
Write articles for ICTP's newsletter, website, and other communication outlets. Email a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (in English), along with the names and contact details of three references who can attest to your writing capabilities. They have hosted STJR students in the past.

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Island Press

Island Press
1718 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
Email: resumes@islandpress.org
Website: http://islandpress.org/press/employment.html

Location
Washington, DC

Duties & Information
Looking for interns interest in book publication process. Island Press publishes books focusing on environmental issues.  

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The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-6000
Website:
http://education.jax.org/summerstudent/index.html

Location
Bar Harbor, ME

Duties & Information
Writing news releases and publications. Updating website. Interns are paid a stipend. More information and application instructions are on their website.

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John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Internship Program
Human resources Department
605 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10158-0012
Fax: 212-850-6049
Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-301744.html

Location
New York, San Francisco, and other locations

Length & Deadlines
10 weeks (May to August). Apr. 1.

Duties & Information
Editorial internship opportunities in several locations. See website for locations and to search for internships.

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Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Kristin Crane
News Editor
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
8120 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814-2743
Phone: 301-841-1270
Fax: 301-841-1299
Website: http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/

Location
Bethesda, MD

Duties & Information
JNCI has offered internships in their news department in the past.

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Kaiser Family Foundation

Penny Duckham
Executive Director
Kaiser Media Fellowships Program
Kaiser Family Foundation
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-234-9220
Email:
kduckham@kff.org
Website: http://www.kff.org/mediafellows/mediainternships.cfm

Location
Washington, DC

Length & Deadlines
12 weeks (Summer). Early December.

Duties & Information
Paid internship writing articles on health and science related topics.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lynn Yarris, senior science writer
Phone: 510-486-5375
Email:
lcyarris@lbl.gov
Website: http://jobs.lbl.gov

Location
Berkeley, CA

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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Website: http://www.lanl.gov/education/grad/internships.shtml

Location
Los Alamos, NM

Duties & Information
See website to search for and apply to internships.

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MIT Press

Internship Coordinator
MIT Press
Email:
mitp-interns@mit.edu
Website: http://mitpress.mit.edu/about/internships

Duties & Information
Unpaid internship checking page proofs, editing, and proofreading. To apply, send resume and cover letter.

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Mother Jones

Mother Jones
Attn. Art Bagdikian Fellowship Program, Research Editor
222 Sutter St, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
Website: http://motherjones.com/about/ben-bagdikian-fellowship-program

Location
San Francisco

Length & Deadlines
6 months (Summer and Winter). Apr. 1 and Oct. 1.

Duties & Information
Paid internship doing research and fact checking. Some work on blogs and online publishing.

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Museum of Health and Medical Science

The Health Museum
Attn: Human Resources
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
Email: hr@thehealthmuseum.org
Website: http://www.mhms.org/ManageDetail/Detail_Default.aspx?contentid=469&categoryid=423

Location
Houston, TX

Duties & Information
Museum has hosted unpaid internships in the past.

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Museum of Science, Boston

Internship Program Coordinator
Museum of Science
Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
Fax: 617-589-0362
Email: intercoordinator@mos.org
Website: http://www.mos.org/internships

Location
Boston, MA

Length & Deadlines
3 months, approximately

Duties & Information
Offers internships during fall, spring and summer, both paid and unpaid

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NASA Johnson Space Center

Website: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/centers/johnson/student-internships/index.html

Location
Houston, TX

Duties & Information
See website to search for and apply to internships.

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NASA Lewis Research Center

Ohio Aerospace Institute
Attn: LERCIP Applications (Mary Roberts)
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland OH, 44142
Phone: 440-962-3170 ext 5006
Email: internships@oai.org
Website: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/LERCIP_GRC.html

Duties & Information
Internships in a variety of areas. See website or contact coordinator for more information.

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National Academies of Sciences

The National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
500 5th Street NW, Room 508
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-334-2455
Email: policyfellows@nas.edu
Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm

Location
Washington, DC

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National Air and Space Museum

Summer Internship Program

Website: http://www.nasm.si.edu/getinvolved/intern/index.cfm

Location
Washingon, DC

Length & Deadlines
Applications are accepted from January 15 to February 15 during the calendar year of the internship

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National Cancer Institute

Office of Communications and Education, National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 407
Rockville, MD 20852
Website: http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/students/summer_internships.html

Location
Bethesda, MD

Duties & Information
Writing fact sheets and press releases. Reporting on scientific meetings.

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National Institutes of Health

NIH Administrative Fellows Program

Website: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/#url=Overview

Location
Bethesda, MD

Duties & Information
Develop public health materials as a health communication specialist. Paid internship. Apply on website.

 

NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Internship

Alisa Machalek
Phone: 301-496-7301
Email: machalea@nigms.nih.gov
Website: http://www.nigms.nih.gov/

Location
Bethesda, MD

Length & Deadlines
3 months (Summer). Feb. 21.

Duties & Information
Duties include writing for a monthly e-newsletter, writing short features and profiles of scientists, helping create online and multimedia content, and assisting NIGMS staff with related projects.  Hourly rate starts at $20 and is based on education and experience.  Send resume, three writing samples(preferably about research for a non-scientific audience), and a letter describing your interest in and goals for this internship.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3288
Phone: 212-476-0440
Website: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

Duties & Information
Internships available at national office and local chapters. Communication internships appear to emphasize marketing.

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National Parks Conservation Association

National Parks Conservation Association
1300 19th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-223-6722
Email: npca@npca.org
Website: http://www.npca.org/about-us/job-opportunities/Internship-Opportunities.html

Location
Nationwide

Duties & Information
Internships may focus more on science and conservation policy.

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National Public Radio

National Public Radio
Human Resources Department
635 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Email: Internship@npr.org
Website: http://www.npr.org/about/jobs/intern

Location
Washington, DC

Length & Deadlines
10-12 weeks (Spring, Summer, and Fall)

Duties & Information
Science desk (editorial) intern assists editorial assistant with day-to-day tasks. Writing, editing, research, etc. Paid internship

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National Science Resource Center

Website: http://www.si.edu/ofi

Location
Washington DC

Duties & Information
Please go to the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA) Website and follow the application instructions.

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National Women's Health Network

Internship Program Coordinator
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office on Women's Health
200 Independence Avenue, Room 733-E
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-5414
Email: susan.sanders@hhs.gov
Website: http://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/internship-opportunities/index.html

Location
Nationwide

Length & Deadlines
10-15 weeks (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Oct. 15, Feb. 15, and June 15.

Duties & Information
Paid internship. See website or contact coordinator for more information.

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National Women's Health Information Center

Helen Rodriguez-Trias Women's Health Leadership Program
National Women's Health Network
1413 K Street NW, 4th floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-682-2640
Email: nwhn@nwhn.org
Website: http://nwhn.org/content/internships

Location
Washington, DC

Length & Deadlines
10-12 weeks (Spring, Summer, and Fall)

Duties & Information
Developing health education materials, writing articles, and contributing to blogs. Summer internships are unpaid.

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Nature

Website: http://www.nature.com/npg_/work/index.html

Duties & Information
Internship opportunities are posted on NatureJobs when they become available. See website for more information.

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New Scientist

Website: http://jobs.newscientist.com/

Location
London, San Francisco

Duties & Information
New Scientist posts internship opportunities in their magazine advertisements and doesn't keep unsolicited CVs on hand.

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Newsweek

Internship Program
Newsweek
395 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
Website: http://www.newsweek.com/2007/10/10/newsweek-summer-internships.html

Location
New York

Length & Deadlines
13 weeks. Usually in January.

Duties & Information
Paid internship doing research, fact-checking, and reporting. Not much science content, but Newsweek does have a health section.

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Science

Tullie Johnson
Internship Coordinator
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1029
Phone: 919.733.7450 ext. 605
Email: tullie.johnson@ncdenr.gov
Website: http://naturalsciences.org/volunteer/internships

Location
Raleigh, NC

Length & Deadlines
12 and 16 weeks. July 1 (Fall), Nov. 1 (Spring), and Apr. 1 (Summer)

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Nova


Email: human_resources@wgbh.org
Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/about/care.html

Location
Boston, MA

Length & Deadlines
16-20 hours per week; hours are flexible.

Duties & Information
Applicants to the position should send a resume and a statement of interest by email. Check their website for more information.

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Outside Magazine


Research Editor
Outside Magazine
400 Market Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Email:
internships@outsidemag.com
Website: http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/Outside-Magazine-s-Internship-Programs.html

Location
Santa Fe, NM

Duties & Information
Fact checking, research, reporting, and proofreading with opportunities to write short pieces for magazine and website. Interns are paid a small stipend.

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Pacific Northwest National Lab

Megan Neer
Editor, Pacific Northwest Technology Today
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-375-6871
Email:
megan.neer@pnl.gov
Website: http://regionaloutreach.pnl.gov/nwtechtoday/

Location
Richland, WA

Duties & Information
Possibility of internship work writing or editing for Pacific Northwest Technology Today or working on other material.

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Physics Today

Physics Today
American Center for Physics
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3842
Phone: 301-209-3040
Fax: 301-209-0842
Website: http://www.physicstoday.org

Location
College Park, MD

Duties & Information
See website or contact for more information.

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Political Journalism

Mary Connell
Director, Recruitment and Admissions
Email: mconnell@tfas.org
Website: http://www.dcinternships.org

Duties & Information
Paid writing internships. Some past internship sites have been environmental or medical related organizations.

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Popular Science

Susannah Locke
Popular Science
2 Park Ave, Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10016
Website: http://www.popsci.com/contact-us

Location
New York

Length & Deadlines
12 weeks. Mar. 1.

Duties & Information
Paid research and reporting internship. Interns write small pieces for magazine. See website for more details.

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Psychology Today

Andi Bartz
Psychology Today
115 E. 23rd St., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Email: andi@psychologytoday.com
Website: http://www.psychologytoday.com

Location
New York

Length & Deadlines
September-December. July 23.

Duties & Information
"Psychology Today has an excellent opportunity for a few smart and talented editorial interns at our office in New York. We are a small staff, so you'll be a key member of the team. Duties include working closely with editors on story research and special projects, light clerical work, writing news stories for PT's Web site, web-related work including HTML and data loading, and proofing copy. Interns also pitch story ideas and write short articles for the magazine. They typically receive two or three bylines per issue. Background in psychology not mandatory, but a plus. We're looking for interns who can write clear and engaging prose and have a real interest in human behavior. Must be able to juggle several tasks at once and work autonomously. Position runs September through December, two or three days a week. Position includes a small daily stipend. To apply, send resume, cover letter, and three clips to Andi Bartz at andi@psychologytoday.com"

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R&D Magazine (Advantage Business Media)

Website: http://www.rdmag.com/

Duties & Information
Writing and editing stories for science and technology magazines. Search for and apply to internships on website.

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Raychem (Tyco Electronics)

Website: http://ccchub-tycoelectronics.icims.com/jobs/intro

Duties & Information
Search for and apply to internships on website.

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Reuters Health

Ivan Oransky
Executive Editor
Reuters Health
3 Times Square
12th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 646-223-4771
Email: ivan.oransky@thomsonreuters.com
Website: http://careers.thomsonreuters.com/students/

Location
New York

Duties & Information
Reuters Health offers paid 3 and 6 month internships in health communication. Email resume and clips to Ivan Oransky to apply.

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Russo Partners (formerly Noonan / Russo Communications)

Russo Partners LLC
75 Ninth Avenue, 2R
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-845-4200
Fax: 212-845-4260
Email: david.schull@russopartnersllc.com
Website: http://www.russopartnersllc.com/contact

Duties & Information
Health, biotech, and pharmaceutical marketing and PR writing. Contact HR for more information.

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San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Union-Tribune
350 Camino de la Reina
San Diego, CA 92108
Email:
science@uniontrib.com

Location
San Diego, CA

Length & Deadlines
12 weeks

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Science

Dawn Graf
Senior Human Resources Office
Science Intern Progra
1200 New York Ave., NW #10
Washington, DC 2000
Website: http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/internships/science.shtml

Location
Washington, DC

Length & Deadlines
6 months (January-June and July-December). Sept. 1 and Mar. 1.

Duties & Information
Paid internship writing for Science magazine and ScienceNow online news service. Research and write other stories and provide help as needed.

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Science Museum of Virginia

Director of Volunteer Services
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
E-mail sfarrow@smv.org
Website: http://www.smv.org/join/intern

Location
Richmond, VA

Length & Deadlines
Nov. 15 (Spring), Mar. 15 (Summer), and July 15 (Fall).

Duties & Information
Check their website for all their options, and more information. All internships are unpaid

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Science News

Allison Bohac
Editorial Assistant, Science News
1719 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2801
Email: abohac@sciencenews.org
Website: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/page/id/32647/title/Internships

Location
Washington, DC

Length & Deadlines
3 months (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Oct. 11 (Spring), Jan. 30 (Summer), and June 11 (Fall).

Duties & Information
Paid internship writing several articles per week. Applicants should send by email a cover letter, résumé, names of 3 references and PDFs of 3 writing samples. One applicant selected each term.

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Science Report Radio

Human Resources
American Institute of Physics
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3843
Email: sreport@aip.org
Website: http://www.aip.org/radio

Location
College Park, MD

Length & Deadlines
3 months (Summer and Fall)

Duties & Information
Writing radio spots about the physical sciences.

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Science Update

Science Update
Internship
AAAS
1200 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Website: http://www.scienceupdate.com/

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Scientific American

Website: http://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/306187-Video-Production-Intern-Spring-2013

Location
New York

Length & Deadlines
2 months

Duties & Information
Work with staff video editor to produce a weekly science-themed video series.

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The Scientist

Email: interns@the-scientist.com
Website: http://www.the-scientist.com/?home.freelance/#1

Location
Philadelphia

Duties & Information
Ongoing internships in science writing and editing.

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Sea Technology Magazine

Lauren Masterson
Managing Editor
Sea Technology Magazine
1501 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1001
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-524-3136
Email: oceanbiz@sea-technology.com
Website: http://www.sea-technology.com/contact.html

Location
Arlington, VA

Duties & Information
Sea Technology Magazine occasionally hires summer interns. Send in resume and availability.

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Sierra Club

Orli Cotel / Sierra Club Media Team
85 Second St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: media.team@sierraclub.org (put INTERNSHIP in subject line)
Website: http://www.sierraclub.org/careers/internships/sf/media.aspx

Location
San Francisco

Length & Deadlines
3 months (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Sept. 30, Jan. 10, and May 1.

Duties & Information
Paid internship researching and pitching press material and editing stories.

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SIERRA Magazine

Sierra Magazine, Attn: Intern Manager
85 Second St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Fax: 415-977-5794
Email: sierra.internships@sierraclub.org
Website: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/internships/default.asp

Location
San Francisco

Length & Deadlines
3 months (Spring, Summer, or Fall). March 12, July 11, Nov. 1.

Duties & Information
Paid internship selecting and editing items for magazine; participating in editorial meetings.

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Sky and Telescope

Sky Publishing
90 Sherman St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: 617-864-7360
Fax: 617-864-6117
Email: editors@skyandtelescope.com
Website: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/about/generalinfo/3307901.html

Duties & Information
Job opportunities listed are listed on their website. Email editorial department for more information.

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Smithsonian Institution

Email: Interninfo@si.edu
Website: http://intern.si.edu/index.html

Duties & Information
Media and communication internships at a variety of locations. Search for and apply for internships on website.

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Smithsonian's National Zoo

Lindsay Renick Mayer, Public Affairs Specialist
National Zoological Park
Smithsonian Institution
MRC 5509, Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3081 & 202-633-3055
Email: renickmayer@si.edu

Science Writing Internship

Website
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/UndergradInternships/PublicAffairs/sciencewriter.cfm

Location
Washington DC

Length & Deadlines
Dates and times are flexible, but a minimum of 24 hours a week is required.

Duties & Information
This internship is unpaid, for credit only.  Duties include writing press releases and press kits, creating fact sheets and brochures, and helping coordinate and write blog posts, among others. Applicant should have excellent writing skills, as well as fact checking and copyediting abilities.

Videographer Internship

Website
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/UndergradInternships/PublicAffairs/videographer.cfm

Location
Washington DC

Length & Deadlines
Dates and times are flexible, but a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week is required.

Duties & Information
This internship is unpaid, for credit only.  Duties include activities such as developing stories to promote de National Zoo through video; filming the Zoo's collection and interviews with the staff; creating short videos for the Zoo's website and YouTube channel; and keeping the video work organized.

Media Relations Internship

Website
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/UndergradInternships/PublicAffairs/media.cfm

Location
Washington DC

Length & Deadlines
Send a resume and cover letter to ZooPublicAffairs@si.edu; applications are accepted on a rolling basis.Dates and times are flexible, but a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week is required.

Duties & Information
This internship is unpaid, for credit only.  Duties include activities such as helping plan, research, write, edit, and design copy for the Zoo's press kits, news releases, and other external materials; monitoring the media for Zoo news and organizing media clips; assisting with organizing and staffing press events; and conducting research to create fact sheets.

 

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Southwestern Medical Center

Heidi Cannella Director,
News and Publications UT Southwestern Medical Center
6363 Forest Park Road Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: 214-648-3404
Fax: 214-648-9119 Email: heidi.cannella@utsouthwestern.edu
Website: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/index.html

Location
Dallas, TX

Duties & Information
Offering internships for highly qualified students, especially those who are interested in science writing.

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Statistical Assessment Service

Statistical Assessment Service
2100 L St., NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-223-3193
Fax: 202-872-4014
Website: http://www.stats.org

Location
Washington, DC

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Texas A&M System Office of Technology Commercialization

Office of Technology Commercialization
800 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy, Suite 2020
College Station TX 77845
Phone: 979-847-8682
Email:
info@otc.tamu.edu
Website: http://otc.tamu.edu

Location
College Station, TX

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Texas A&M University -- miscellaneous

Duties & Information
There are a variety of science communication internships around the university.

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Texas A&M University Press

Mary Lenn Dixon
Editor in chief
Texas A&M University Press
John H. Lindsey Building
Lewis Street
4354 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: 979-845-1436
Email: mary-dixon@tamu.edu
Website: http://www.tamupress.com

Location
College Station, TX

Duties & Information
Editing and proofreading.

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Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, AgriLife Communications

Texas A&M AgriLife Communications
1501 Texas Avenue South
College Station, TX 77843-2112
Phone: 979-845-2211
Fax: 979-845-2414
Email: AgriLifeWeb@tamu.edu
Website: http://agrilife.tamu.edu/communications

Location
College Station, TX

Duties & Information
Agrilife Communications has hosted interns in the past.

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Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Communications Division

Pamala Green
TEES, Communications Division
Phone: 979-845-5510
Fax: 979-862-4071
Email: p-green@tamu.edu
Website: http://tees.tamu.edu/communications/

Location
College Station, TX

Duties & Information
Writing and editing. Possible work on news releases and College of Engineering magazine. TEES has offered internships in the past.

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Texas Heart Institute

Stephen Palmer
Section of Scientific Publications, the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
PO Box 20345
Mail Code 1-194
Houston, TX 77225-0345
Phone: 832-355-8092
Email: spalmer@heart.thi.tmc.edu
Website: http://www.texasheartinstitute.org/AboutUs/Depart/scipub.cfm

Location
Houston, TX

Duties & Information
Writing, editing, and proofreading. Work with the Scientific Publications database.

Job description.

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Texas Medical Association

Steve Levine
Vice President Communications Division
Texas Medical Association
401 W. 15th
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 513-370-1380
Email: steve.levine@texmed.org
Website: http://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=2241

Location
Austin, TX

Duties & Information
Possible work in public information or public relations.

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The Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10007-2157
Phone: 212-298-8655
Email: magazine@nyas.org
Website: http://www.nyas.org/AboutUs/Careers.aspx

Location
New York

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Time

Editorial Internship Program
Website: http://www.timeinc.com/careers/internships.php

Duties & Information
Editorial internship doing research, fact checking, and reporting. See website for more information and to apply.

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University of Texas Medical Branch

Chris Comer
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555
Phone: 409-772-2618
Email:
ccomer@utmb.edu
Website: http://www.utmb.edu

Location
Galveston, TX

Duties & Information
Writing and editing for public affairs department or UTMB magazine.

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U.S. News and World Report

Website: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/usinfo/webjobs.htm

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USA Today

Website: http://www.usatoday.com/marketing/interns.htm?LOC=vanity
Email: newsroominterns@usatoday.com

Location
McLean, VA

Length & Deadlines
10-12 weeks (Spring, Summer, or Fall). Oct. 15, Dec. 1, and April 1.

Duties & Information
Newspaper and online only internships with different sections. See website for more information.

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The Wall Street Journal

Deborah Brewster
Deputy Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Internship Program (U.S.)
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Email:
journal.interns@wsj.com
Website: http://www.dowjones.com/djcom/careers/journalism-interns.asp

Location
New York

Length & Deadlines
10 weeks (Summer). Nov. 2.

Duties & Information
Internships for WSJ and WSJ.com are mostly related to business news. There are also, however, health and technology sections. See website for more information.

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The Weather Channel

Website: http://www.weather.com/careers

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Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-445-8000
Website: http://www.webershandwick.com/Default.aspx/Careers/Internships

Duties & Information
Weber Shandwick is a public relations firm with internships nationwide. Some are likely related to science or technology.

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Wired.com

Betsy Mason
Science Editor
Wired.com
Email: betsy.mason@wired.com
Website: http://www.wired.com/about/wired-jobs/

Location
San Francisco, CA

Length & Deadlines
10 weeks

Duties & Information
Paid internship writing items for Wired.com website. To apply send resume, cover letter, and clips to Betsy Mason.

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Erin Koenig
Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship
Mail Stop #16
Woods Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone: (508) 289-3340
Email: media@whoi.edu
Website: http://www.whoi.edu/osj/

Location
Woods Hole, MA

Length & Deadlines
1 week (Sep. 9-13). May 17.

Duties & Information

Participating in seminars, laboratory visits, and brief field expeditions to introduce science journalists to the fields of oceanography and ocean engineering. Paid fellowship.

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Yale School of Medicine

Internship
Institutional Planning and Communications
Yale School of Medicine
One Church St., Suite 300
New Haven, CT 06510-3330
Email: medicine@yale.edu

Location
New Haven, CT

Length & Deadlines
May/June through August.  March 1.

Duties & Information
Full-time position writing new pieces and features for Yale Medicine magazine, the Medicine@Yale newsletter, and associated YSM websites.  Paid internship.  Send three recent clips and/or course assignments and contact information for two references.

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Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

Goddard Space Flight Center

Building 8/ Room N150

8800 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Fax: 202/289-4950
Phone: 202/326-6661
Website:
https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/index.cfm?solarAction=view&id=8117

Location
Greenbelt, DC

Length & Deadlines
Summer and Spring

Duties & Information
Write and edit reports, stories, features, videos, and other content for NASA’s social media ecosystems. An advanced internship option includes focusing in a particular field, such as science writing, video editing, social media events, and visitor center activities.

Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

Goddard Space Flight Center

Building 8/ Room N150

8800 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Fax: 202/289-4950
Phone: 202/326-6661
Website:
https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/guest/searchOpps/index.cfm?solarAction=view&id=8117

Location
Greenbelt, DC

Length & Deadlines
Summer and Spring

Duties & Information
Write and edit reports, stories, features, videos, and other content for NASA’s social media ecosystems. An advanced internship option includes focusing in a particular field, such as science writing, video editing, social media events, and visitor center activities.