New Scientist internship scheme for aspiring BAME journalists



New Scientist is the world’s most popular weekly science and technology magazine. Founded in 1956 for “all those interested in scientific discovery and its social consequences”, the publication’s teams in London, Boston and Sydney cover international news from a scientific standpoint and ask the biggest-picture questions about life, the universe, and what it means to be human.

While people of diverse characteristics study science, engineering or technology degrees at university, barriers to becoming a journalist can often prevent this diversity from entering the newsroom.

To address this, New Scientist is launching a journalism training internship for aspiring journalists from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds.


The programme will be based in the New Scientist London office will offer six-month training internships beginning in April or October to four successful applicants. Interns will receive training in multiple aspects of science journalism and will be paid the London living wage.

Interns will receive mentoring and on-the-job training in news and features writing, plus subediting. By the end of their placements, each intern will have an extensive portfolio of published work.


  • Applicant must have a science, technology or computing degree, and a demonstrable interest in writing or journalism.
  • Applicants to submit 200 words explaining how they meet these requirements, and why they are the right person for the internship.
  • An article on a recent scientific discovery, between 500 and 800 words.


3rd February 2019

Apply HERE

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