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Paid Internship - Science Writer
Title:Paid Internship - Science Writer
Job Type:Non-exempt (hourly)
Posting Date:05/08/2023
Location:College Park, Md

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking an enthusiastic science writing intern who is passionate about sharing cutting-edge science with journalists and the public.

This paid internship is focused on writing for AIP’s Media services team. This intern will write and research topics for science highlight articles, press releases, and potentially contribute to AIP's social media efforts. This paid, internship is under the direction of AIP’s Media Services team and is expected to be for 40 hours per week and last 12 weeks.



  • Write and edit Scilight articles (highlights in science news);
  • Write press releases promoting upcoming scientific papers;
  • Collaborate with Media Services team to provide support for projects and assignments.
  • Contribute social media content.


  • Recent graduates (within the past 6 months) and individuals pursuing Graduate degrees in relevant fields such as Science Writing or Science.



  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively – written and verbally;
  • Experience in science writing is preferred.

The hourly pay for this internship is $15 - $18 per hour 

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.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) was founded in 1931. At the urging of a report from the American Physical Society and with initial funding from the Chemical Foundation, leaders of American physics formed a corporation for the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the science of physics and its application to human welfare,” especially by achieving economies in the publishing of journals and the maintenance of membership lists. This new federation of societies was also formed to provide a common organizational home for the emerging new physics-associated scientific societies that were being formed at the time. At the time of its formal incorporation in 1932, AIP comprised five such societies with a total membership of 4,000 individuals.
From the outset, AIP published journals on behalf of its Member Societies, as well as publishing journals owned by the Institute. Starting around 1950, the revenue generated from publications enabled the Institute to hire staff dedicated to programs that served more broadly the Member Societies, individual physicists, and the public at large. Several programs were added in the areas of education and careers, statistics, industry outreach and history. Other programs were developed in the coming decades in the areas of science news, media, and government relations.

Today, AIP is a federation of 10 Member Societies which in turn have more than 115,000 members across the globe. Since 2013, AIP Publishing—a wholly-owned but independently operated subsidiary LLC—continues to publish AIP journals and journals of five of AIP Member Societies. In addition, in 2019 AIP Foundation was added to the AIP family of organizations. Since AIP is the parent organization, and noting that each of AIP Publishing and AIP Foundation have their own Boards, the financials of all three organizations are consolidated into AIP’s financial reports annually.
Through their partnership in AIP, all 10 Member Societies broaden their impact and achieve results beyond their individual missions and mandates. AIP also acts as an independent institute where research in social science, policy, and history advances the discipline of the physical sciences. Together, AIP and its 10 Member Societies convey a unifying message for stakeholders in government, academia, the nonprofit and private sectors, the student and teacher communities, and the general public.

Why Work for AIP?

AIP is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization with a deep passion for its mission. Every day, we work to promote the physical sciences and to ensure that physics is used to better our community and the world at-large. To be a part of AIP is to change the world through science. With our commitment to community service, institute-wide social opportunities, and ongoing Learning and Development, we work hard to make sure AIP is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments? The American Institute of Physics offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition assistance, generous paid time off, and a large catalogue of learning and training tools. Take your career to the next level at AIP. Learn more at

Diversity Welcome!

Diversity is engrained in everything that we do at AIP. We understand that diversity is integral to our mission; in order to advance the physical sciences, we must embrace diversity. We encourage and invite people of all 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. Click here to view AIP’s Diversity Statement

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
EOE, including disability/Vets

*Interested candidates should include a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to be considered for candidacy.


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