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AAAS – Science Policy Internship – Job Location: Washington, DC, United States

Job Description: Interns will work closely with AAAS staff on a variety of projects, helping to prepare proposals, organize meetings, contribute to publications, manage computer databases, obtain resource materials, and participate in ongoing research. They will also have the opportunity to attend relevant conferences and meetings in the Washington, D.C. area. The internships are unpaid, but the Program will assist students desiring course credit from their institutions.

Job Requirements: Undergraduates, grad students and recent grads may apply. Prospective interns should have a background in science, law, ethics or a related field and have an interest in science policy.

How To Apply: Email, Fax or mail cover letter and resume. Indicate time period/semester for which you’re applying.

Contact Information: Kristina Schaefer, AAAS, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Room 822, Washington, DC, USA 20005
Phone: 202-326-6217 – FAX: 202-289-4950 – Email:

Boston Review – Editorial Intern – Job Location: Northeast – Cambridge, MA, United States

Job Description: The program includes copy editing, fact-checking, proofreading, and desktop publishing, for which training is provided. Other responsibilities include screening submissions for publication, summarizing and proposing books for review, corresponding with authors, updating our Web site, and maintaining our database of writers and contacts. Boston Review’s office is small and gives interns a unique opportunity to be involved in nearly every aspect of magazine publishing. Boston Review welcomes interns from a wide range of backgrounds. Some enter the program while graduate or undergraduate students. Many use the internship as an introduction to publishing after completing studies or having pursued a different career. Previous Boston Review interns have gone on to work and write for Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, The Times of London, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications.

Job Requirements: Interns work year-round on a variety of editorial and promotional projects and are essential to the magazine’s operation. Prior work experience in publishing is less important than the applicant’s knowledge of Boston Review, and the level of commitment and creativity that he or she can bring to the magazine. We offer twelve internship positions each year, four per term. Two of the four positions are full-time, and two require a minimum commitment of fifteen hours a week. All internships are unpaid. Candidates are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Boston Review archives.

How To Apply: To submit an application, please send a hard copy of the following materials to the address below. Please note that we cannot accept applications sent via e-mail.

Your application should include: 1. A cover letter explaining why you would like to participate in the Boston Review internship program. Provide some sense of the ideas, issues, and debates that are important to you. Describe your proficiency in any languages other than English, your organizational and research background, and any specific areas of intellectual or academic concentration. Describe your computer proficiency. Macintosh experience with HTML, MS Word, Filemaker, Adobe InDesign, and Quark is particularly helpful. Finally, let us know whether you are applying for a full- or part-time position. Bear in mind that there is greater competition for part-time positions. 2. Your résumé or c.v. 3. The names and phone numbers or e-mail addresses of two references. Please specify their relationships to you. 4. A proposal for a Boston Review New Democracy Forum. Please include a specific topic for the lead article, and the names of at least five prospective respondents. 5. A list of five of your favorite books, and a brief statement explaining why you like two of them. 6. A list of five publications you read regularly.

The deadlines are as follows: Spring (Jan-May): Nov 15; Summer (Jun-Aug): Feb 15; Fall (Sept-Dec): Jun 15
Please understand that we cannot consider incomplete or late applications. If you questions, email

Contact Information: Joshua J. Friedman, Managing Editor, Boston Review, E53-407 MIT, 30 Wadsworth St., Cambridge, MA, US 02139. Phone: (617) 258-0805 – FAX: (617) 252-1549 – WWW: