News Intern

Employer Nature Magazine
Location Washington, DC
Type Internship
Apply by February 13, 2023
More details
Posted on January 23, 2023


Nature Research is a flagship portfolio of journals, products and services including Nature and the Nature-branded journals, dedicated to serving the scientific community.

Position: News Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Working Model: Hybrid

Nature’s news team seeks a science reporter for a July-December internship – a paid, full-time writing position based in our Washington DC office. Our interns are treated like staff reporters. They cover cutting-edge science, as well as activities at US science agencies. And they travel locally for stories as appropriate, and write for both the website and print magazine. Initially, interns will be assigned stories, but ideally, will eventually pitch their own.

Although they primarily cover news, they will have the opportunity to write features. Top candidates will have a strong background in both science and journalism, and should be enthusiastic about writing stories for an audience of researchers, administrators and decision makers. Past interns have gone on to staff positions at Carbon Brief, Chemical & Engineering News, Gizmodo, Nature, and Science News. News interns will receive an hourly wage of $19.00.


  • Has a university degree in a relevant subject.
  • Background in science preferred, but not required (though applicants who have published science journalism articles previously or completed a science writing/journalism programme will be weighted more heavily).
  • Capable of working in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Contributes to an inclusive, collegial work environment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter telling us what you’ll bring to the Nature newsroom and what topics you would want to cover, resume, and 3-5 samples of published journalism that you have written (please upload them as PDFs, and include full text). Samples should include journalism clips – please do not send scientific papers. Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the United States.

Applications are due by February 13. Early applications are encouraged.

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