The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is offering a unique opportunity to science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs to broaden their skill set at media organizations throughout the nation. Through the AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship, fellows hone their scientific communication skills by being placed at media outlets around the country—including the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Scientific American—where they serve as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants. By researching, writing, and reporting headlines, fellows both employ their previous academic training and gain a new understanding of delivering scientific information to the public. Fellows also expand their career path while furthering public awareness of scientific and technological topics.
The deadline to apply for the AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship is quickly approaching. Fellowship applications—as well as information on application requirements and program eligibility—are available on the AAAS website. The application deadline is January 15, 2019.
Interested parties should consult the program web page for more information.