AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship
The fellowship program is designed to enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media in order to improve public understanding and appreciation of science and technology. For 10 weeks during the summer, the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows collaborate with media professionals at radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines. As part of their job, the student-scientists and their host-journalists strive to make science news easy for the public to understand.
Fellows have the opportunity to observe and participate in the process by which events and ideas become news, improve their communication skills by learning to describe complex technical subjects in a manner understandable to the lay public, and increase their understanding of editorial decision making and the way in which information is effectively disseminated.
Award / Eligibility Details:
Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (graduate, doctoral, or upper level undergraduates) — or within one year of a completed degree — in the physical, biological, geological, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics in order to apply. Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.
The Fellowship is open to international students who are already studying in the United States and who hold visas that allow them to receive payment for work during the summer. The Fellowship is also open to US citizens studying abroad, as long as they can pay their way back into the US for the Fellowship. Fellows are provided a weekly stipend of $500 as well as travel expenses to and from AAAS and their sites. AAAS does not provide housing or an additional housing stipend.
Deadline: Mid-January each year
Academic Level: Graduate, Post-Graduate, Post-Undergraduate, Undergraduate
Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development
Field of Study: Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Location: United States
Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National
For more information: http://www.aaas.org/program/aaas-mass-media-science-engineering-fellows-program