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Business Insider editorial intern, science

Business Insider is hiring a paid editorial intern to write about science from our San Francisco office.

From covering space news and rocket launches to reporting on the environment and archaeology, this internship offers a unique opportunity to cover a variety of science topics in the Business Insider style. Our team covers science through stories like “Toxic ‘red tide’ algae blooms are killing fish, turtles, and manatees in Florida — here’s what it looks like and why it’s happening” and “Mars will come closer to Earth tonight than it has been in 15 years — here’s how to see it“. Science interns spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, writing, pitching, and producing visual features — even breaking news if the timing is right.

This is a paid internship based out of our San Francisco bureau. Interns are encouraged to work 40 hours a week, and internships run for six months.

Created for the digital generation, Business Insider is the largest business news site in the US and one of the fastest-growing news brands in the world. We embrace the themes of positive change and innovation and use fast, fun, and informative storytelling to cover the business, tech, science, and finance news stories you need to know to work, play, and live better.

If this sounds like your dream job, APPLY HERE with a resume and cover letter telling us why you want to be our science intern.


TYPE: Internship
DURATION: Temporary




We’re looking for an intern with the following:
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A passion for storytelling
  • A proven ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear, accessible way
  • Interest in reporting on a variety of science-related topics, especially space
  • Familiarity with digital and social media
  • Ability to work at a fast pace
Prior experience writing for a news site helps, as do copyediting skills and some HTML know-how. You should be a voracious news reader who is eager to learn the ins and outs of a digital newsroom.