Fellowship teaches scientists to work as journalists [US]

Posted on Oct 24, 2022 in Journalism Basics

Science students studying at colleges in the United States are eligible for a media fellowship and an US$8,000 stipend.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is accepting applications for the AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship. The program strives to improve public understanding of science by enhancing coverage of science-related issues in the media.

The 10-week summer program places science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations throughout the U.S.  Fellows will use their academic training to research, write and report headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public.

Fellows work as journalists at media organizations such as National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, WIRED, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and NOVA. 

The application deadline is Jan. 2, 2023.