New Scientist Diversity Internship Programme 2019 for aspiring journalists from BAME backgrounds

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Application Deadline: Feb 03, 2019

New Scientist is the world’s most popular weekly science and technology magazine. Founded in 1956 for “all those interested in scientific discovery and its social consequences”, the publication’s teams in London, Boston and Sydney cover international news from a scientific standpoint and ask the biggest-picture questions about life, the universe, and what it means to be human.

These fundamental questions are of interest to everyone, whatever their background. But both science and journalism suffer from a lack of diversity, with many talented individuals and valuable perspectives excluded or lost from these fields.

The programme is a learning and development opportunity open to anyone from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background and will offer 6-month internships beginning in April or October to four successful applicants. 

Each internship will pay the 2019 London Living Wage and be based on the news desk in our London office. Interns will receive mentoring and on-the-job training in news and features writing, plus subediting. By the end of their placements, each intern will have an extensive portfolio of published work.

Because science is technical, the only entry requirements are that you have a science, technology or computing degree, and a demonstrable interest in writing or journalism. We ask applicants to submit 200 words explaining how you meet these requirements, and why you are the right person for this internship. In addition, please write an article on a recent scientific discovery, between 500 and 800 words.

The internship is a positive action scheme, under the Equality Act 2010.

To apply, please paste your 200-word statement in the box below. Instead of uploading a CV, please attach your science article.

If you have not heard from us by 8 March, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the New Scientist Diversity Internship Programme 2019

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