Science Journalism Internship

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 Virtual
Posted: August 11 2016
Company Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 6 Part-time, Paid

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Description

Publication: BioTechniques.com (part of Informa Healthcare)
Description: We are currently seeking several science journalism interns 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.

Payment: Interns will be compensated for the internship period

Location: This will be a virtual internship; candidates will work remotely and communicate with the editors, reporters, and other interns on a regular basis via Skype, phone, and email.

Responsibilities

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)

Requirements

Qualifications:

• 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

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