Nature News intern; Springer Nature Opening Doors ProgrammeThe Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme; Nature News internship is a paid opportunity in the UK to gain experience in research and science news publishing in our journals, books, or magazines. Many groups and perspectives are currently underrepresented in the publishing industry, which is a problem that we are actively trying to address at Springer Nature. We are seeking candidates who believe they can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization and/or in our pub......
The Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme; Nature News internship is a paid opportunity in the UK to gain experience in research and science news publishing in our journals, books, or magazines.
Many groups and perspectives are currently underrepresented in the publishing industry, which is a problem that we are actively trying to address at Springer Nature. We are seeking candidates who believe they can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization and/or in our published content. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, but we particularly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply, including but not limited to Black people, Indigenous people and people of color, people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, people from under-represented social castes, religious minorities and people with a disability and/or a neurodivergent condition.
As part of this scheme, Nature seeks a journalism intern with a passion for science, reporting, and writing to join our friendly, dynamic news team. The successful applicant will spend up to six months working with reporters and editors across the team. You will write articles for our audience of working scientists and build up a portfolio of published work. Although interns primarily cover news, you could also have the opportunity to write features or other articles.
What’s in it for you?
- On-the-job training from a friendly and dynamic team of editors and reporters at the world’s best-known scientific journal.
- A paid internship; equivalent to the London living wage
- Support from a buddy within one of Springer Nature’s employee networks that connect people who share a common identity.
- Access to career development, training, and events, including an overview of different business areas at Springer Nature and advice on the job application process
- The opportunity to work on projects related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the publishing industry.
Nature’s news and comment team produces content that is essential reading for scientists and the scientific world. It delivers ground-breaking, thought-leading, agenda-setting journalism, commentary, and analysis to enrich, inform and guide scientists’ lives and thoughts.
Nature’s core audience is working research scientists and those whose professional lives revolve around science, including funders, policymakers, and thought-leaders. Our readers are around the world and in all career stages, from lab leaders to students.
- Applicants should have (or be studying for) a degree in a STEM subject, or have a background in journalism and a demonstrable understanding of science or technology.
- Applicants should have a strong interest in writing, journalism, and/or science communication.
- Available to start in June 2023 for an internship of three to six months.
- Excellent communication skills are key to this role – both written and verbal.
- Desire and ability to improve the diversity of Nature’s news team and/or our coverage.
How to apply: Application Deadline 5th May 2023
Please send a CV and a short supporting statement (no more than 500 words) that explains what you will bring to the role and why you feel you are particularly well-placed to help to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in our newsroom, our coverage, or both. You may also submit writing samples, such as links to a blog or any previously published work, to support your application.
The internship will start in June and is based in Nature’s London office on a hybrid working model with up to three days a week working from home.
If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence, or a chronic condition, please contact us at [email protected] so we can make all necessary accommodations.
If you’re looking to kick-start your career in Research publishing, apply today and you could be part of the next generation shaping our industry.