NASW student programs at AAAS 2018

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) is again sponsoring several exciting programs for student journalists during the AAAS meeting, being held next February in Austin, Texas. To participate, students must become members of NASW by Feb. 1, 2018. NASW members receive complimentary AAAS Newsroom registration.

Undergraduate Travel Fellowships: Apply online now for an NASW travel fellowship to attend AAAS 2018 in Austin, Texas. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2017. NASW Travel fellowships will cover between $500 and $1,000 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. Candidates who are selected must become NASW student members by Feb. 1 to be eligible for the fellowship.

Mentoring Program: NASW will sponsor its popular mentoring program during AAAS, pairing undergraduate and graduate students with senior journalists, public information officers and other science writers interested in similar beats. To be eligible, participants must become NASW student members by Feb. 1. Students who would like to have a mentor may apply here. Science writers who would like to volunteer as mentors should sign up here.

Internship Fair: Students 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. 17. Regular 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 to the fair venue at 1 p.m. sharp. Unfortunately, if you arrive after 1 p.m. we will be unable to accommodate you. To participate in the fair, students must join NASW by Feb. 1. Learn more about the internship fair here.

Editors: If you are are interested in participating in the fair as a recruiter, please send an email to fair coordinator Erik Vance at erik@erikvance.com.

See you in February!