We'd like to know where your career has taken you since your NASW Diversity Fellowship. Your answers to the following questions will be used to help shape the  fellowship and evaluate its impact on diversity. 

Your responses will be used internally by NASW for program evaluation purposes and in the aggregate to promote the fellowship to future applicants.

Now that your summer internship is over, we'd like to know how it went and where you think you'll go from here. Your answers to the following questions will be used to help shape the  fellowship and evaluate its impact on diversity.

Your responses will be used internally by NASW for program evaluation purposes and, in the aggregate, to help promote the fellowships. We may contact you for permission to use quotes or other material in promoting the fellowships. 

Making ends meet on an intern’s salary can be hard. Stipends, even the more generous ones being offered, don’t always cover the full costs of temporarily relocating to a new city. 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 $5,000 fellowship to supplement any stipends they receive from their summer employer. Fellows will also receive a one-year complimentary membership to NASW. 


WHO SHOULD APPLY

The supplemental fellowship is open to any underrepresented minority who intends to complete a science communication internship during the summer of 2020. The internship can be in science journalism or any other science communications 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.



REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

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. 
  • How diversity has played a role in your career in science communication.


The application deadline is April 1, 2020. Recipients will be notified no later than May 15, 2020.

Questions? Email us at diversity@nasw.org

National Association of Science Writers