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A science writing internship is a key part of the non-thesis
degree track. The main point of the STJR internship is to get
experience working in a science communication setting, work with a
professional science communicator, and add to your portfolio. The
internship is normally taken after at least two semesters of course
Not just any internship will do, however. The internship must be
approved by the program coordinator and has to meet the following
Additionally, each intern must give an oral presentation about
the internship, submit a portfolio, and be evaluated by their
supervisor at least twice during the internship. To allow ample
time to prepare the portfolio, students typically register for VIBS
684 (Professional Internship) for the term after the internship.
However, students graduating immediately after the internship
register for VIBS 684 for the internship term.
There are two sections of VIBS 684: VIBS 684.628, which is for
internships in College Station, and VIBS 684.654, which is for
internships elsewhere. Students taking the latter section won't
have to pay some of the fees a locally enrolled student would.
The internship portfolio includes the following:
Finding a science journalism internship is competitive,
especially for internships outside of the university. A major venue
for finding an internship is the internship fair held by the
National Association of Science Writers at each year's AAAS
We also have a list of possible internships
with contact information.
QuintCareers.com has a page titled "How to Find Your Ideal Internship" that covers
some of the basics of the job search, including links to advice on
resumes and cover letters.
AAAS and IBM have joined forces to provide a
"how-to" guide for phone interviews.
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