Apply for the NASW Diversity Fellowship by April 9

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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. The National Association of Science Writers is pleased to offer, for the second year, a fellowship for talented students and early-career science journalists undertaking summer science journalism internships. Fellowship winners will come from diverse backgrounds and receive $5,000 to supplement any stipends they receive from their summer employer.

Who should apply

The supplemental fellowship is open to any underrepresented minority who intends to complete a science journalism internship during the summer of 2018. Preference will be given to students and early-career science journalists 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 scholarship recipients will be asked to provide confirmation of an offer and its acceptance before funds are awarded.

How do I apply?

To apply online to the NASW Diversity Fellowship, click here.

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 when it comes to science journalism
  • Any financial hardship that this fellowship would help alleviate

The application deadline is April 9, 2018. Winners will be notified in May.

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