December 9, 2014 – NASA invites students working towards degrees in journalism, communications, media relations, science writing, interactive journalism, or broadcast journalism, to participate in our science storytelling program. Students wishing to explore the intersection between print, web, broadcast journalism and social media environments are particularly encouraged to apply.
Interns will work in the heart of the newsroom and multimedia studio at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where they’ll gain on the job experience working with a leading team of writers and multimedia producers to create and share content from some of NASA’s most exciting missions: mind-blowing results from the Hubble Space Telescope; breaking solar storm imagery and the emerging field of space weather; new views of the moon from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter; and stories of our changing planet from NASA’s Earth observing fleet of satellites.
NASA internships are designed to give students broad exposure to the many moving parts of the busy newsroom. Students will serve as reporters and will collaborate on sophisticated communications campaigns and help create web features, press releases, newsletter articles, press conferences, media interviews, social media events, satellite media tours, and video news releases.
Graduate students and returning interns have the option of an advanced internship. Advanced internships allow students to focus on a particular communications activity such as science writing, video editing, social media events, or public engagement.
Excellent writing skills and personal participation in social media communities required. Students should be familiar with AP style and have some experience writing press releases and features. Experience in campus newsroom, web, video, still photography and multimedia environments desired.
Applications will be accepted through the end of February, but NASA will be conducting interviews beginning in January and expects to make some early offers to well qualified candidates. Students are encouraged to apply early in the process.
To learn more about Goddard Space Flight Center: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/