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Science Writing Associates Program with The New York Academy of Sciences

Posted by on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Announcements .

The New York Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the continuation of its Science Writing Associates Program, which gives New York metropolitan area graduate students and postdocs the opportunity to build their writing skills and credentials. Each Associate will attend at least three Academy symposia and contribute a 1,200-1,500 word event summary for each symposium, to be featured among the eBriefings on the Academy’s website: Associates will also submit ideas for social sharing to promote each eBriefing they write.

eBriefings are unique multimedia presentations that include meeting summaries written by science writers and scientists, a selection of speakers’ slides and audio, and links to other related information. This material is valuable to specialists as well as to the general scientific community worldwide. eBriefings are viewed by thousands of visitors to our website each month and are also shared extensively on social media.

Science Writing Associates will be credited with authorship of the eBriefings they write and will receive $150.00 per symposium for their contribution. Symposia, which usually take place at our conference center in New York City, will be held virtually until further notice.

Areas of coverage include: Life and Medical Sciences; Environmental Science; Nutrition; and Science Education, Professional Development, and Public Policy.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters, PhD, or postdoctoral program and have expertise in one of the coverage areas outlined above. Demonstrated broad scientific perspective and experience with scientific writing a plus. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must have permission to do off-campus work for payment. Non-U.S. students must submit an I-20 form completed by your school/university that authorizes you to work off-campus.


  • Applications must include a resume and cover letter. The application, submitted as a single PDF or Microsoft Word file, should contain:
  • Your resume
  • A letter describing your area of research expertise and writing experience (while not required, please also describe any experience you may have writing news articles and if you have a working knowledge of video editing software)
  • A 300-400-word writing assignment (details below).
  • Two suggested tweets that might encourage users to read the summary featured in your writing assignment.


February 5, 2021

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