Saturday, March 27, 2010

Reporting awards for science, engineering & medicine

Prizes totaling $20,000 are available for excellent reporting in science, engineering, and medicine. Categories include: Book; Magazine/Newspaper; Film/Radio/TV; and Online.

Nomination deadline is April 14. For more info and to apply, click here to visit the website for the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Paid Fall internship @ Discover magazine

Discover, a monthly 850,00-circulation magazine that covers science for a general audience, is offering a paid Fall internship in its New York City office.

They're seeking "
candidates who are enrolled in or have completed a graduate-level science-writing program, but other graduates who demonstrate an interest in science journalism will be considered. A monthly stipend is offered with this position. Duties include, but are not limited
to, researching and fact checking, developing and writing stories for our news section, and performing other duties to assist the editors in producing the magazine. Internships are for four months, and start Monday, September 25th."

Click here for more info and to apply.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

5-month paid science writing internship

Nature Medicine, a highly-regarded monthly academic journal covering biomedical science and translational research, is offering a 5-month paid science writing internship.

The full-time internship starts in June, is based in New York City and pays $1,000 per month.

"The intern will be closely involved in the editorial process and write news articles and briefs, as well as blog entries," the ad states. "This is not a paper-pushing internship! The person selected for the position will be reporting stories and working on editorial content full-time."

Apply online by May 20.


Location: New York, New York

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Paid internship @ science magazine

SEED magazine, an international science magazine, seeks a paid intern to assist with its website.

The position is based in Manhattan and pays a monthly stipend. The intern will work closely with the editorial team in production of daily content and maintaining the website.

Applicants should be fluent in basic HTML, image preflighting, Photoshop and web image formats.

To apply, e-mail your resume along with a cover letter to: hr@seedmediagroup.com. Type "SEEDMAGAZINE.COM Online Intern" in the subject line.

Location: New York, New York

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Editorial assistant @ Popular Science magazine

Popular Science, a 1.5-million circulation monthly magazine on science and technology, seeks a temporary editorial assistant.

Full-time position pays $600 per week and is based in New York City. Assistant will work on magazine's annual Best of What’s New awards program and special issue. Position starts May 4 and ends September 11.

"The primary duty entails contacting companies (by phone and e-mail) to solicit entries for the program, as well as assisting edit staff in finding and vetting award candidates, and helping art staff with photo research," the ad states.

To apply, e-mail mike.haney@bonniercorp.com.

Location: New York, New York

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Paid science journalism internship @ The Economist

The Economist, a renowned London-based 1.3-million circulation news magazine that focuses on international affairs, is offering a paid summer internship writing about science and technology.

"Our aim is more to discover writing talent in a science student or scientist than a scientific aptitude in a budding journalist," the ad states. "Applicants should write a letter introducing themselves and an original article of about 600 words that they think would be suitable for publication in the science and technology section. They should be prepared to come for an interview in London or New York, at their own expense. A small stipend will be paid to the successful candidate."

Applications must be sent by February 20 to: casement2009@economist.com.

Location: London, United Kingdom

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

$60K science journalism fellowship for Canadians

A $60,000 science journalism award provides training and writing opportunities overseas for a young Canadian journalist.

The fellowship is being funded by the International Development Research Centre, a Canadian organization aimed at providing research assistance to the Developing World, and Nature, the leading international scientific journal.

The IDRC Nature Science Journalism Award provides travel, living expenses and administrative costs for the winner, who will work in the London, England, office of Nature starting in Spring 2009. The winner will attend the World Conference of Science Journalists in summer 2009, and will also spend between two to four months in one or more developing countries as a science reporter.

"Nature’s editorial team will provide advice, training and support suited to the award winner’s skills and intentions in order to help him or her get everything possible out of the opportunity," the announcement states. "The intention is that the award will lead to a substantial body of work to be published by Nature. This could include work online, in print, in podcasts or all of the above."

Applicants should be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has at least three years experience as an English language journalist either in print, the broadcast media or online.

Applicants will be evaluated according to their current abilities and perceived promise; previous work on scientific topics and a proven interest in development issues will be taken into account. Every candidate should provide samples of his or her work, a CV and a covering letter as well as an outline of particular topics he or she would wish to cover in the field – a proposal, as it were. A clear and compelling plan for the use of reporting time will be rated very highly.

Application deadline is February 20. E-mail Oliver Morton, Chief News and Features Editor of Nature, at o.morton@nature.com with "IDRC Nature Award" in the subject line.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Media fellowship for U.K. scientists

If you're a scientist living in the United Kingdom and curious about how the media works, apply for a British Science Association Media Fellowship.

These fellowships offer researchers with at least 2 years of postgraduate experience the opportunity to spend between 3 and 8 weeks working with a print, broadcast, or online media organization. These fellowships are intended for scientists who want to stay in research (which doesn't mean you can't use one to make a career switch to science journalism).

Deadline for applications is March 10.

London, United Kingdom

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Paid health journalism internship

Ivanhoe Broadcast News, a syndicated television news-gathering organization covering medical and science breakthroughs, is offering a post-graduate internship for a recent journalism graduate. The three-month internship will provide professional training in health reporting at Ivanhoe headquarters in Orlando, Florida, in the summer of 2009.

The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation is co-sponsoring the internship. The internship will include a stipend and an expenses paid trip to RTNDA's annual international conference in Las Vegas, April 19-22, 2009, and a year's membership to RTNDA. Applications are available at RTNDA.org and are due February 1, 2009.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Paid science journalism internship

Scientific Blogging, a website whose stories are syndicated by Reuters, USA Today, Yahoo! and other popular media outlets, is offering a paid internship in science journalism at its Sacramento area office from January to April 2009.

The intern will work 12 hours per week at the website's Folsom, Calif. office. "The ideal candidate will be either a science student with an interest in science journalism or a journalism student with an understanding of broad science issues," the internship posting states.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

2-month journalism fellowship on science & religion

Applications are currently being accepted for a two-month paid journalism fellowship that focuses on science and religion issues.

The 2009 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowships in Science and Religion enables 10 print, broadcast or online journalists to pursue an intensive two-month course of study at the University of Cambridge featuring eminent, well known authorities in the field. Fellows are paid a stipend in addition to travel expenses to Cambridge.

"The fellowship, now in its fifth year, seeks to promote a deeper understanding and a more informed public discussion of the interface of science and religion,"according to organizers. "Potential areas of study include Islam and science, neuroscience, cosmology, quantum uncertainty, multiverses, the New Atheism and spirituality and health."

The awards are open to all journalists with a minimum of three years’ experience, though priority will be given to mid-career and senior journalists. Application deadline is Monday, December 15, 2008.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Medical evidence boot camp for journalists

To help journalists who cover health and medicine, MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Fellowships program will offer an intensive course on how to evaluate medical evidence, Dec. 1-5.

"Medical researchers from MIT, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, the NIH, the FDA and other institutions will teach the course. They’ll explain how clinical trials are designed and carried out and why some kinds of studies are more credible than others. We’ll explore the politics and ethics of how new drugs are tested, often by the companies that stand to profit from them."

The 12 journalists selected will receive $500 for travel expenses to Cambridge, a hotel room and meals. Applicants must have at least five years experience. Apply by September 15.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Paid internship @ science magazine

Discover magazine is offering full-time paid internships this fall in its editorial and Web departments, which are located in New York City.

Interns will research and fact check for stories, track down story ideas, and performing other duties to assist the editors in producing the magazine. This is not strictly a writing internship, but opportunities to write items for the magazine and Web site do arise.

"We particularly seek candidates who are enrolled in or have completed a graduate-level science-writing program, but other graduates who can demonstrate an interest in science journalism will be considered," the ad says.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

4-day science writing fellowship

The National Center for Atmospheric Research invites applicants for a four-day science writing workshop in Boulder, Colo., on June 23-27.

NCAR states: "Our program is a four-day, residential experience open to professional writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and online media. NCAR will cover costs including airfare, hotel, transport to-from the Denver Airport and Boulder, as well as a daily meal stipend for five NCAR Journalism Fellows. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of writing, producing, or editing experience for a general-interest audience. Freelances, book authors, and writers from nontraditional media may be considered, but should be able to show a substantial portfolio of work."

The deadline to apply is May 16.

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