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NASW sponsors student programs for science journalism

December 1st, 2014 All Day

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) will again sponsor several exciting programs for student journalists during the AAAS meeting.

All activities require students to be members of NASW by Feb. 1. Online registration for the AAAS Newsroom is now open.

Travel fellowships: NASW will fund travel fellowships for up to 10 undergraduate students to attend the meeting. Travel fellows will report on a session of their choice, and their work will be published on the NASW website. Application deadline is Dec. 15. Apply now: (If that link takes you to a "Restricted content" page, you can log in or create a guest account from there.)

Internship Fair: NASW student members are invited to interview with editors from top magazines, research institutes, national labs and other science communication outlets during a speed-dating-style Internship Fair on Saturday, Feb. 14. Past recruiters include:Science, Nature, Science News, Scientific American, Chemical & Engineering News, Reuters Health and Fermilab, which also recruits for CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. All participants must report promptly at 1 p.m. Learn more about the Internship Fair here.

Mentoring program: NASW also will sponsor its popular mentoring program, pairing undergraduate and graduate students with senior journalists and public information officers interested in similar beats. Check back in early January 2015 for details about how to get a mentor or become a mentor.