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AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

Goes By: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

This 10-week summer program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public.

This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level scientists, engineers, and mathematicians at media organizations nationwide. Fellows work as journalists at media organizations such as National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, WIRED, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and NOVA. The Mass Media Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today's headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to non-specialists. Participants come in knowing the importance of translating their work for the public, but they leave with the tools and the know-how to accomplish this important goal. In its 45+ year history, the program has supported nearly 1,000 fellows.

Open to upper-level undergraduate and graduate STEM majors. Students enrolled in non-technical fields that are interested in science journalism may be eligible for the Diverse Voices in Science Journalism Internship.

Deadlines are typically in early January, but be sure to check the award website for exact information.

Award Value

Fellows are provided a stipend of $8000 for the summer as well as travel expenses to and from AAAS and their sites. AAAS does not provide health care or employee benefits. AAAS does not provide housing or an additional housing stipend.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Junior, Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters


Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: December 15, 2023

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