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Internship: Science News Writer (Inside Science)
Title:Internship: Science News Writer (Inside Science)
Job Type:Non-exempt (hourly)
Posting Date:03/13/2020
Location:College Park, MD


The American Institute of Physics is seeking a News Writer Intern who is passionate about cutting-edge science and reporting.


The intern will write for the American Institute of Physics' editorially independent news website, Inside Science. This is an onsite position for undergraduate or graduate student journalists who have studied either news reporting or science and is full time during the summer or fall. The 2020 summer or fall internship is expected to be for 40 hours per week and to last 12 weeks. Hours, start date and schedule will be flexible.


The successful journalist candidate for Inside Science will be responsible for independently reporting breaking science news under the guidance and direction of the website staff. This includes pitching, writing and editing news stories for Inside Science News Service (AP-style wire service for science news) and the online content that accompanies Inside Science videos. Course credit for internship requirement will be certified where applicable. Our office is within walking distance from College Park Metro and near the University of Maryland.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume, a completed application, at least one reference and at least two non-fiction news writing for a general-public audience.


What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.


Why Work for AIP?

We want you to love working here, and we have a workplace culture that reflects that. With our commitment to community service, monthly catered lunches, and an on-site fitness center, we work hard to make sure AIP is an awesome place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?


We offer an incredible total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking, tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.


Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.



  • Recent graduates and individuals pursuing Bachelor's or Master's degrees in relevant fields such as Journalism, Broadcasting or Science
  • Interest and demonstrated ability in news writing; excellent writing and communication skills; very detail oriented and internet savvy. Interest in science and experience preparing news items are needed.
  • At least two non-fiction news writing or video samples for a general-public audience are required. Please include at least one reference and specify the opportunity you seek and dates of availability.


AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer  

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