The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit federation of outstanding societies dedicated to the physical sciences. Together we represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students. We aim to foster a work environment that values the individual, through open communication, staff involvement, and personal growth. AIP exists to illuminate science - to bring it into the public eye, to underscore its impact on our way of life, and to cultivate a diversity of students in their education and physical scientists in their careers. We are seeking staff with a passion to further the mission of AIP.
The American Institute of Physics is seeking an enthusiastic intern who is passionate about cutting-edge science. This is a paid internship opportunity under the direction of the News & Media Services team for Fall 2016. The internship is full-time and expected to last for a twelve (12) week duration. The successful candidate will be responsible for pitching, writing and editing content for the Inside Science line of news products, which include: Inside Science News Service (AP-style wire service for science news), Inside Science Currents (blog), and the online content for the Inside Science TV website. Course credit for internship requirement will be certified where applicable. Our office is located close to College Park Metro and University of Maryland, College Park.
Interest and demonstrated ability in science writing; excellent writing and communication skills; very detailed oriented and internet savvy. Science background and experience in preparing news items is needed.
At least one non-fiction news writing sample for a general-public audience and a letter of recommendation are required.