NASW programs at AAAS 2017

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The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) will again sponsor several exciting programs for student journalists during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, February 16-20. We are re-sending this note to remind you of the available programs.




Program requirements: To participate in either program, students must join NASW by Feb. 6, 2017. Students must also register separately for the AAAS newsroom. Online newsroom registration has closed, but you may register onsite with AAAS when you get to Boston.

Mentoring program: The popular NASW mentoring program pairs undergraduate and graduate students with senior journalists, public information officers and other science communicators interested in similar beats. If you are a student who would like a mentor, there are still a few days left to join in. Apply for a mentor here by Feb 6. If you are farther along in your career and would like to volunteer, sign up to be a mentor here by Feb 6. If you have already signed up to receive a mentor or to be a mentor, please do not sign up again --- we have your information and will be in touch shortly.

Internship fair: Student members of NASW 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. 18. 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 to the fair venue at 1 p.m. sharp. Unfortunately, if you arrive later we will be unable to accommodate you. Again, to participate in the fair, students must join NASW by Feb. 6. Learn more about the internship fair here.

Special thanks to the volunteers on the Education Committee for their hard work crafting these programs:

Co-chairs:
Czerne Reid
Ashley Yeager

Internship fair coordinator:
Erik Vance

Members:
Jenny Cutraro
Jeff Grabmeier
Robert Irion
Erik Vance