Intern with C&EN in 2017

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), seeks a science-writing intern for 2017. During his or her paid, 6-month stint (starting around June), the intern is expected to work for C&EN full time (40 hours/week). 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.


C&EN covers current events in the world of chemistry, including cutting-edge molecular science research, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. The intern will work right alongside seasoned reporters, developing bylined news and feature stories for C&EN’s online site and weekly print magazine. The intern will also have the opportunity to write magazine cover stories (past interns have reported on topics such as animal models and nanomedicines) and produce multimedia pieces such as video and audio clips and interactive graphics. This is a paid internship.

How to apply:

Candidates should be highly motivated students or recent graduates with demonstrated interest in science writing and at least a bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related field. Interns should be prepared to report and write on daily and weekly deadlines. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least 2-3 science-writing samples to Lauren Wolf, head of science and technology, at We highly encourage applicants to include additional multimedia samples if available.

Deadline for applications is Feb. 24, 2017. C&EN plans to make a decision by March 6, 2017.

C&EN reaches the approximately 157,000 members of ACS each week, and its online version ( receives more than 6 million pageviews per year. ACS is a drug-free/smoke-free, equal opportunity employer.