2013 Science Journalism Internships
Recent years have seen a tremendous increase in the awareness and interest of general public towards developments in the field of science. This has created an increased demand for science journalists that can convey complex scientific data to a mass audience in a simplified yet informative way. Science journalism can encompass covering scientific breakthroughs and technology advancements for newspapers, scientific journals, engineering and trade magazines, and their digital media components. Due to the complicated nature of the job, scientific journalism internships are must for the candidates interested in a career in this field. Internship programs teach candidates to produce news-based content with the factual details that readers understand and appreciate. Understanding whether your audience are other scientists or average consumers is key to developing informative and readable content. Candidates should be aware of the latest research and developments in their chosen scientific discipline. Formal education or experience in the concerned scientific field is an added advantage for internship applicants.