Royal Society of Chemistry

Science Writer Internship

This position is supported by the Marriott Bequest Trust and a bursary of £1750 is provided.
13 May 2013
19 May 2013
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

The RSC is looking for a student member to work as a science writer in our editorial office this summer. You will gain experience working for two of our publications: Chemistry World and Education in Chemistry.

This eight week position, supported by the Marriott Bequest Trust, will provide a hands-on introduction to the complete editorial process from writing and editing to page layout and printing.

Desirable skills and qualifications

With an interest in science communication, you'll demonstrate an enthusiasm for writing and will probably be coming towards the end of, or have recently completed, your chemical science degree or postgraduate course.

If that sounds like you, please send your CV accompanied by a letter describing how you would benefit from the experience. We also need to see three varied samples of your previously published written work. If you don't have any available samples, compose some of your own Chemistry World-style news pieces based on recent journal papers or current affairs.

As you can only attach 2 documents per application, please provide your CV and covering letter in one document and your written examples in a separate document when submitting your application.

Based in Cambridge, UK. This 8 week position is supported by the Marriott Bequest Trust and a bursary of £1750 is provided. Closing date: 19 May 2013. Vacancy reference no. 13-57.