Editorial Interns and Science Writers, Under the Microscope
New York and Remote
Under the Microscope, a website devoted to women and the sciences, is looking for editorial interns and contributors for winter/spring of 2013.
Under the Microscope is the online component of the Women Writing Science project at The Feminist Press. The website collects stories from women involved with science, technology, engineering, and math as well as also publishes news, tips, interviews and profiles. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and The Henry Luce Foundation.
What we’re looking for:
This position would be best suited for a recent college graduate or current graduate student with a background in writing, English, communications or journalism, who has an interest in science, technology and/or women’s issues. Editorial interns commit 5-8 hours per week to researching and writing stories about women in the sciences, covering important news items and events, profiling leading figures in the field, and conducting in-depth interviews that explore some of the unique challenges that women scientists face.
Interns are encouraged to pursue their own interests in developing stories and receive substantive feedback and support from the editorial team.
While no remuneration is offered for this role, school credit can be arranged. Additionally, interns come away with a solid body of published clips.
To apply to the position, please send a brief cover letter stating your interests and why you’d be a good fit, your CV, and one to two writing samples, preferably not academic papers.
We are also looking for emerging science, health and technology writers to contribute to our site, particularly those interested in writing profiles and longer features. If you have particular ideas you’d like to develop or are a writer looking to expand her/his portfolio, please contact the editor at the address below.
Please send all application materials, queries and comments to: