Audubon, the editorially independent publication of the National Audubon Society, uses explanatory and advocacy journalism, as well as stunning original photography, to inform its readers about the natural world, inspire them to care passionately about that world, and motivate them to take action on its behalf. Audubon’s editorial intern contributes meaningfully to that effort via both the print publication and website.
Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills as well as an interest in covering topics ranging from science and conservation news to climate change and environmental justice. A basic level of comfort with science is a must, but the heart of this seasonal internship is reporting, pitching, researching, and writing. Strong candidates will have experience with those journalistic practices. At the end of the experience, the intern should walk away with solid clips as well as an in-depth understanding of what it’s like to work as an editor at a major publication.
The paid internship is up to 35 hours per week and lasts approximately 14 weeks, running from the end of May through the end of August (start and end dates are flexible). This is a remote-work position.
To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing clips on the Audubon career website. Links can be included on the one-page cover letter. Please upload PDFs.
- Pitch and write articles for online and print platforms, working on both short- and long-range deadlines with multiple staff editors.
- Assist with research, story development, and fact checking.
- Attend and participate in weekly editorial meetings.
- Collaborate with art department to see stories through layout and production.
- Other duties as needed and assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
- College-level courses in journalism, or science with an emphasis on journalism.
- Ability to report and write stories for science-based publications.
- Experience honing story ideas and promoting content through social media.
- An avid interest in science, wildlife, and environmental issues, including how they affect birds and people.
- Experience with multimedia and content management systems a plus.