At the recent ACS meeting in New Orleans, a speaker mentioned internships as a great way to break into a new field. And as luck would have it, I found this advertisement in the pile of virtual mail waiting when I got back…..If you’re interested in a career in writing/editing/publishing, take a look.
Subject: 2008 Nature Corporate Internship Program
Are you a science graduate, interested in communication and the publishing business?
Nature Publishing Group, the publisher of Nature and other high impact journals, is pleased to announce further details of the NPG Internship Programme covering all areas within the publishing field for 2008.
About our Internships:
Science publishing is much more than the work of its editors. Graduate or post-graduate scientists understand the needs and aspirations of scientists and as a result can flourish in many areas of science publishing be it editing, marketing, advertising sales or implementing new technologies.
We are looking for scientists who wish to apply their knowledge and experience of science, and the scientific community, to the publishing business. Successful applicants will be based in our editorial, marketing, advertising sales or new technology departments for six months, in London or New York (depending on applicant’s residency and right to work) beginning 1 September and ending 28 February 2009.
Interns will learn the basics of publishing in their chosen department and be given responsibility for a challenging, creative project of direct relevance to department objectives or participate in a variety of editorial tasks for one of our journals. They will receive a stipend to help cover living costs for the duration of the internship. At the end of their stay, have gained valuable work experience in science publishing,
Candidates will be recent science graduates, possibly still working in research towards a higher qualification. You will be interested in communicating scientific concepts to a broad audience and recognize that those concepts could equally be new research findings, new publications, or other developments in science publishing. Your audience could reach beyond scientists to librarians, others with an interest in science, or companies who provide important equipment, reagents, and new technologies to researchers and need avenues in which to advertise. You will show awareness of commercial issues, and an interest in the challenge of publishers to provide real value and to grow their business. You will show initiative, creativity, energy, enthusiasm and have excellent interpersonal skills to work well with a range of colleagues across international departments.
First, make sure you are familiar with our web site, www.nature.com, and be sure you have a contribution to make to our business. Then e-mail a CV or resume, with a brief covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Geetika Juneja. Be sure to include a paragraph explaining your suitability for the program and clearly identify your eligibility to work in either the United Kingdom or United States.
Closing Date: 15 May 2008
Don’t forget to mention naturejobs when replying to this advert.