Each year, a budding science writer gets the chance to hone his or her craft at Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

As a C&EN intern, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside reporters, observing and participating in the process by which research findings become news. You'll get to fine-tune your ability to convey complex technical subjects to a diverse range of chemical professionals, and you’ll develop multimedia pieces to accompany the stories you write.

C&EN 2016 Internship Available


Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, seeks a science-writing intern for 2016.

C&EN covers current events in the world of chemistry, including recent advances in research, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. C&EN reaches all of the more than 158,000 members of ACS each week, and its online edition (http://cen.acs.org) receives more than 5 million page views per year. 

The candidate should be a highly motivated student or recent graduate with demonstrated interest in science writing and at least a bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field. The intern will write bylined news and feature stories—potentially including a cover story—for publication in C&EN; past interns have reported on topics such as geoengineering, nanomedicines, and the use of dogs as models for cancer therapeutics. He or she will also generate multimedia and other content for C&EN Online.  

During his or her paid, 3-6 month stint (starting in May or June), the intern is expected to work for C&EN full time (40 hours/wk). The intern ideally will be based in our Washington, DC, headquarters; however, candidates unable to relocate may be considered. Starting and ending dates are flexible.

Please send cover letter, resume, references, and pdfs of two science-writing samples to

Lauren Wolf, Assistant Managing Editor, Science/Technology/Education, at l_wolf@acs.org.

We highly encourage applicants to include additional multimedia samples.

Deadline for applications is February 19, 2016. C&EN plans to make a decision by March 1, 2016.

ACS is a drug-free/smoke-free, equal opportunity employer.