Science Writing Internship

Program Description

The Fermilab Office of Communication science writing internship provides the opportunity to write for Fermilab’s online publications, including press releases and feature articles. Jointly with SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Fermilab also publishes Symmetry, an online magazine about the science, people and culture of particle physics.

Interns may also write for other laboratory publications and Fermilab’s websites and may be given the opportunity to assist with media events, social media and general public relations activities.


  • Recent graduates of a science-writing or journalism program or recent undergraduates with a degree in English, journalism, communications or science.
  • Training in journalism – optimal
  • 0-2 years of published writing experience
  • Evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the United States

Application Procedure

Before you apply, please have all your requirements ready. Once you submit the application you will no longer have access and will not be able to upload any missing requirements.
  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Three writing samples, published or unpublished
  • Cover letter

Internship Details

  • Application Period: Feb.13-March 22, 2023
  • Program Dates: Approximately May 30–Sept. 1, 2023
  • Acceptance Date: March/April 2023
  • Salary: $800 per 40 hours, per week
  • Housing: Housing is not provided or arranged by the program. Request information on affordable housing options by emailing
  • Transportation: Transportation is not provided or arranged by the program. Request rental car information by emailing


  • Online application
  • Exit survey

Key Dates

Program Dates (3 terms)

Jan-May 2023
May 29 – Sept 1, 2023
Sep-Dec 2023

Application Periods

Sep-Dec 2022
Feb 20 – March 22, 2023
June 2023

Acceptance Periods

November 2022
March/April 2023
July 2023

Application is Open

To be considered for the internship you must upload all Requirements under the Resume section before you submit the application.