NASW student programs at AAAS 2016

The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) will once again sponsor several exciting programs for student journalists during the 2016 AAAS meeting, being held in the nation's capital Feb. 11-15, 2016. To participate, students must become members of NASW by Feb. 1, 2016. NASW members are eligible for free AAAS Newsroom registration, which is now open.

Undergraduate Travel Fellowships: Apply online now for an NASW travel fellowship to attend AAAS 2016 in Washington, D.C. The application deadline is Dec. 1. 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. Students who are selected as fellows must join NASW by Feb. 1.

Mentoring Program: NASW will sponsor its popular mentoring program during AAAS, pairing graduate and undergraduate students with senior journalists and public information officers interested in similar beats. To be eligible to participate, students must join NASW by Feb. 1. To have a mentor, apply here. To volunteer as a mentor, 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. 13. 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. To participate in the fair, students must join NASW by Feb. 1. Learn more about the internship fair here.

See you in February!