Making ends meet on an intern’s salary can be hard. To make these job opportunities accessible to a more diverse pool of talent, the National Association of Science Writers is pleased to offer a fellowship for talented students and early-career science communicators undertaking summer internships. 

Three applicants  from underrepresented groups—including racial minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, and those with disabilities—will receive a $5000 fellowship to supplement any stipends they receive from their summer employer. Fellows will also receive a one-year complimentary membership to NASW. 


The supplemental fellowship is open to any underrepresented minority who intends to complete a science communication internship during the summer of 2019. The internship can be in science journalism or any other science communication field, and can be in any medium—print, audio, video, or multimedia. Preference will be given to students and early-career professionals and to applicants seeking internships that will require relocation.  Applicants need not have received an internship offer at the time they submit their application, but fellowship recipients will be asked to provide confirmation of an offer and its acceptance before funds are awarded. 


You will be asked to upload a resume, two writing samples, and your response to the following writing prompt:

In 500 words, describe yourself and tell us why you are interested in this fellowship, including: 

  • Your career goals as they relate to science communication. 
  • Any financial hardship that this fellowship would help alleviate. 

The application deadline is March 29, 2019. Recipients will be notified in May.

National Association of Science Writers