NASW student programs at AAAS 2019

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) is again sponsoring several exciting programs for student journalists during the AAAS meeting, being held next in Washington, D.C. To participate, students must become members of NASW by Feb. 1, 2019. Note that signing up to view content on is not the same as joining NASW. Please double check that you are a member before arriving at the program venues. NASW members receive complimentary AAAS Newsroom registration.

Mentoring Program: NASW will sponsor its popular mentoring program during AAAS, pairing graduate and undergraduate 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 a mentor should sign up here.

Internship Fair: Graduate and undergraduate 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. 16. 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 later 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.

Undergraduate Travel Fellowships: NASW Travel fellowships will cover up to $1,000 each 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 student members of NASW by Feb. 1 to be eligible for the fellowship. Graduate students are ineligible for this travel fellowship. The application deadline passed Dec. 1, 2018. Stay tuned to in late 2019 for next year's call.

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

See you in February!

October 2, 2018

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