Science Writing Intern
The American Physical Society (APS) is offering a full-time Science Writing Intern position starting as soon as July 2013. This position will be a 3 to 6 month, full-time, paid position, based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD.
Duties:Intern duties include: assisting the APS Head of Media Relations in preparing press releases about physics research, as well as identifying and summarizing newsworthy journal papers and APS conference presentations. In addition, the intern will post items on the APS blog PhysicsBuzz on a regular basis and write a range of stories for APS News — a monthly tabloid distributed to the APS members. Other duties involve writing news stories for Inside Science News Service, participating in planning meetings for APS News, and producing physics podcasts for general audiences.
Qualifications:Advanced undergraduate physics course work, BA/BS in physics or related science preferred. Writing courses or published writing for non-scientists desired. Journalism and English majors with minors in a physical science or extensive physical science coursework will also be considered.
Benefits:Vacation and sick leave, as well as health and dental insurance.
The position is based at our headquarters office in College Park.
American Center for Physics
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3844
To apply, resumes with cover letters should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.