Space.com is looking for an enthusiastic science-writing intern ready to launch into the awesome field of space reporting. Interns will learn how to produce daily news and features on the latest discoveries in astronomy, astrophysics and space science, while also reporting on launches and spaceflight missions.
Ideal candidates will be card-carrying science or technology geeks who live within commuting distance to NYC (or who can relocate for the summer). This internship will be paid at a rate of $15/hr, at least 20hrs/week.
Journalism experience and a solid understanding of HTML and social media are a big plus.
The summer internship runs from early June through Aug. 31, though these dates are flexible. We are trying to fill this position soon, so applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
How to apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume and three writing clips
Space.com is part of Purch and is located 62 miles from space at:
150 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Working at Purch
When our award-winning editors and experts aren't running system-building contests, contemplating manned missions to Mars or talking about the latest "must-have" gadgets on national television, they're at home overclocking CPUs, stargazing in the wilderness and obsessively tweeting on their smartphones. In short, we're a culture of tech and science lovers, and our passion shows in everything we do. The people who work for us are dynamic, brilliant and inventive. Expectations for our employees focus primarily on results produced, rather than any antiquarian notions of work left over from an agrarian age. We're digital, and our people absolutely know what they are talking about. We're smarter, less mercurial and less volatile than other corporate media setups in the same fields, and we take a lot of pride in both our agility and our stability. We're no-nonsense and extraordinarily pragmatic while still hanging on to all the exciting stuff that makes what we do fun.