Summer Writing Intern, Quanta Magazine

Posted On: December 12, 2022

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Simons Foundation

Company Description

Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundation to enhance public understanding of science.

Job Description

Quanta Magazine is looking for a motivated writing intern for the summer of 2023. This is an outstanding opportunity for a beginning science journalist to dive into physics, mathematics, biology and computer science while developing writing, researching, fact checking and general editorial skills.

This paid internship has a 32 hour-per-week minimum requirement and can be full-time. It will take place on-site at the Simons Foundation offices between June through September.

• Assist editors and writers with research and fact checking; contact scientists and press officers to track down and verify information and supporting materials for articles, blog posts and other features.
• Research, report and write Abstractions blog posts.
• Research, pitch and develop a feature news article.
• Manage the general inbox.
• Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required.


• Bachelor's degree
• Some graduate science journalism coursework preferred

• A background or strong interest in reporting and writing about physics, mathematics, biology or computer science.

• Please submit a rsum and cover letter describing your interest in this position
• Five writing clips
• Names of two references

• This internship pays $18 to $20 per hour, depending on experience.


Quanta Magazine is an award-winning, editorially independent online publication launched by theSimons Foundationto enhance public understanding of science. Our reporters and editors focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, with an emphasis on delivering timely, accurate, in-depth and well-crafted articles for our broad, discerning audience. In addition to many other awards and accolades, Quanta won the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2022 and a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2020. Quanta has syndication partnerships with Wired , The Atlantic and other publications, has published two books ( Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and The Prime Number Conspiracy ) and our articles have been translated into several languages.


Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment.The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.



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