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.

Internship Details

  • Application Period: 2024 Summer Term will not be moving forward.
  • Program Dates: —
  • Acceptance Date: —
  • 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 15 – May 24, 2024

May 27, 2024 – August 30, 2024

Sep-Dec 2024

Application Periods

Sep 19 – Nov 17, 2023

Feb 19 – March 7, 2024

July 2024

Acceptance Periods

December 15, 2023
March/April 2024
August 2024

Application is Closed

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