NASW student programs at AAAS 2014

The National Association of Science Writers will again sponsor several exciting programs for student journalists during the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. All activities require students to be members of NASW by Feb. 1. Online registration for the AAAS Newsroom will open tomorrow at http://meetings.aaas.org/press/ and continue until Jan. 22.

Travel Fellowships: NASW will fund travel fellowships for up to eight 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. Application deadline is Dec. 1. Check back in early November for application details.

Internship Fair: Students are invited to interview with editors from top magazines, research institutes, national labs and other science communication outlets during a speedĀ­-dating-style internship fair on Saturday, Feb. 15. 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 promptly at 1 p.m. Learn more about the internship fair here.

Mentoring Program: NASW also will sponsor its popular mentoring program, pairing undergraduate and graduate students with senior journalists and public information officers interested in similar beats. Check back in early January 2014 for details about how to get a mentor or become a mentor.

See you in Chicago!