RELX Group Editorial Intern, Cell Press Internship Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Editorial Intern, Cell Press Internship Program
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Are you curious/enthusiastic about a career in scientific editing and journalism? If so, we may have the perfect experience for you.
The Editorial Office of Cell Press is offering a winter science writing and editing internship for qualified graduate students or those who have recently finished a graduate program. The program is designed to give you the full experience of being a Scientific Editor at a major scientific publishing organization. You will also learn how scientific research goes from the laboratory to a story in the publishing world, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other business teams, including editorial and production. By the end of the internship, you will walk away with experience in science editing and writing, publishing process, and non-academic/non-industrial mentorship. The program is intended for students from underrepresented minorities and those from economically and historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Location, timing and compensation
Timing: The Winter/Spring internship program will last for 16 weeks between January and June 2019, with 20 hours per week. Start date is flexible.
Stipend: $6,400 for the program (payable biweekly)
Location: Our preference is for a candidate based at the Cell Press offices in Cambridge, MA. However, we are also open to qualified candidates who would be interested in working off-site. An off-site intern is encouraged to visit Cambridge office. No housing or relocation assistance is offered. A laptop will be provided.
Tasks will include:
• Completing pre-accept checks for Cell Chemical Biology, Structure, etc.
• Proof-reading and line-editing Previews
• Line editing reviews for Structure and CCBio
• Developing and posting social media content for CCBio and Structure.
• Completing weekly reports and timesheet at the end of each week.
• Completing miscellaneous projects as assigned by Editor.
• A capstone project to be determined by mutual interests.
Ideal Candidate Skills and Experience
Some of the key attributes that we are looking for in the ideal candidate are:
• Ph.D. candidate (working towards Ph.D. degree), or, have completed a Master’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline including, but not limited to Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemical Biology, Biological engineering, with relevant experience in publishing original scientific research. Exceptionally qualified candidates with a Bachelor’s degree may be considered.
• Previous experience in scientific writing, including preparing manuscripts in the form of review article, or original research article for publishing in scientific journal.
• Possess good vocabulary and writing skills; demonstrated ability to prepare and format scientific documents.
• Strong organizational, time management, and problem-resolution skills; ability to meet deadlines consistently in a research/production environment.
• Interest in science editing and publication process.
• Ability to work independently and in a collaborative group environment.
NOTE: Due to the competitive nature of the internship, you may be asked to take a writing test and provide the names of 2-3 references if you are a finalist.
No permanent position is available at the end of the internship, although candidates will be considered for available positions/freelancing opportunities should they apply and performance/circumstances warrant it.
Applications are due on Friday, November 16.
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