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Science Writing Internship at Princeton

January 20th, 2022
Princeton Research

Science Writing Internship
Princeton University - Office of the Dean for Research
Summer 2022

Duties and Responsibilities
The Princeton University Office of the Dean for Research is seeking a highly motivated individual for a science writing internship. The intern will be responsible for writing about Princeton University research for a non-technical audience. The intern will write news articles, feature articles, web content and other items in the style used by major newspapers and magazines. Responsibilities include reading scientific papers, interviewing faculty members, writing, rewriting, compiling and editing information, social media, and acquiring illustrations.

Professional Development Opportunities
The intern will develop science writing skills that are applicable toward working in science journalism and institutional research communications. The articles produced by the intern will appear in the print and online versions of Princeton's annual research magazine (, on the Research at Princeton web site (, and in other publications and types of media (podcasts, videos, social media) as appropriate.

The intern must have excellent writing skills and possess the ability to write about science for the non-specialist. The intern's educational background should include previous training or current enrollment in science journalism or writing classes at the undergraduate or graduate level. The successful candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment, meeting regular deadlines and handling multiple projects simultaneously. Skills in podcasting, video production and social media are also valuable.

Opportunity Details
Dates: Eight weeks (approximately early-June to early-August; exact dates are flexible)
Time: Full-time (40 hour/week)
Location: In-person work at the Princeton University campus is preferred. Remote work may be considered.
Compensation: $18/hour
Deadline to apply: Position is open until filled.

To Apply
Submit your resume, cover letter and three science-related writing samples in the style of news articles, feature articles, blog postings or other pieces written for a non-specialist audience. Email the application (preferably as a single PDF) to Catherine Zandonella at


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