The Scientist interns start writing almost as soon as they walk in the door, quickly becoming integral members of our staff. As an intern your primary responsibility will be to write news briefs for our online website, however, we encourage interns to write for other sections of the print magazine as well. Administrative work is kept to a minimum. Your work will be published with your byline both online and in the print magazine. This is an excellent opportunity for researchers with proven writing abilities looking to get into science journalism and for writers with a strong science background. We’re looking for candidates who are comfortable with digesting primary scientific literature, and who can work well independently in a virtual environment. You must be able to write on deadline and be open to critiques from editors. You must be a college graduate. If you’re interested, send your resume to email@example.com
Summer: March 15th
Fall: July 1st
Winter: November 1st
The Scientist's editors are always looking for writers who can contribute enterprising reporting to tell the stories of science around the world. Our online News stories, and Notebooks, which appear in print, are generally the best places to break in as a freelance journalist. If you are an active researcher who would like to reach our tens of thousands of scientist readers, we welcome Opinion or Feature article submissions (see below).
If you have an idea for a News story, send your pitch to News Editor Tracy Vence at firstname.lastname@example.org. For stories about new scientific findings, studies that are still under embargo are preferred. We also welcome researched and reported pieces about trends in a particular field or industry.
Notebooks run about 700 words and take a look behind the scenes at science and researchers. They typically employ a healthy dose of narrative to tell unique stories. Please see the Notebook section of our magazine to get a sense of what they're about. Send Notebook ideas to Senior Editor Bob Grant at email@example.com.
We welcome unsolicited opinions, usually of 700 words or less. Email your ideas or submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an active researcher and would like to work with our editors and illustrators to develop a magazine Feature, email your ideas to Senior Editor Jef Akst at email@example.com.