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Who We Are

“The advancement of science should be the chief concern of a nation that would conserve and increase the welfare of its people.” -James McKeen Cattell, former AAAS President and Editor of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19thcentury to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world’s largest general scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today. AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas. We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.

Work With Us

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Intern to join the Science News team for six months, either in its Washington, DC or Cambridge, UK, office. (Please state your preference in your cover letter.) The intern is an integral part of the news team, writing regularly for the online news site and occasionally for print. Interns receive mentoring from a range of editors and writers on staff, and leave well equipped to seek a permanent job in science journalism or communications. Applications are due by September 18, 2017. This is a paid internship with benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Write for Science’s daily online news site, ScienceNOW, and its science policy blog, ScienceInsider

Report, research, write, and edit under daily deadlines

Some travel, primarily to scientific conferences, is possible Key Requirements

BA in science or journalism; demonstrated aptitude for reporting and writing about science for a broad (i.e. non-technical) audience

Applicants should have completed their undergraduate education or be in their final year when they apply

Preference will be given to applicants who have published science journalism articles, have freelanced for or interned at other science news publications

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and one writing sample by September 18, 2017. If we think you might be a good fit for the role, we will contact you with next steps.

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

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