Graduate & Undergraduate Students: Apply to the NASW Mentoring Program at AAAS 2020
Are you a graduate or undergraduate student looking for guidance on how to establish a career in science writing? Are you curious about how senior science writers do their jobs? Find out through the NASW Mentoring Program, which will pair graduate and undergraduate students with established science writers during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, Feb. 13-16 in Seattle, Washington.
To apply, complete the form below. The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
Successful applicants must attend an orientation, 4-5 pm Friday, Feb. 14. The mentoring program does not provide funding for travel to AAAS.
The program is limited by the number of mentors who volunteer. Participants are selected by the NASW Education Committee, and spots generally are assigned in the order in which applications are received.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST JOIN NASW BY FEB. 1 to be eligible to participate. Membership status will be checked. Please go to
to apply for student membership. Note that signing up to view content on
is not the same as joining NASW. Please double check that you are a member before arriving at the program venues. Contact the NASW Education Committee at
if you have questions about membership.
Mentors and mentees will decide together how to spend their time. Some mentors may ask students to shadow them for a day or half-day, showing them how they select talks and press conferences for coverage. Others may choose to meet over lunch or breakfast and be available for questions throughout the meeting.
To gain access to press-only areas at the meeting, students must register separately with the AAAS Newsroom.
Czerne Reid & Ashley Yeager
Co-Chairs, Education Committee
National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
Cell phone (format: XXX-XXX-XXXX)
Personal email (must be a different from your school email address):
I am a student member of NASW:
No, but I will become a student member of NASW by Feb. 1 to be eligible to participate
Undergraduate freshman (1st year)
Undergraduate sophomore (2nd year)
Undergraduate junior (3rd year)
Undergraduate senior (4th year)
My prefered day for mentoring to occur:
Mentor type, first preference (note that you may not get your first preference, as it depends on mentor availability):
Public Information Officer
What do you expect from your mentor? (select all that apply):
Specific career advice
A journalist/public relations day-in-the-life
Introductions to editors for freelance work
Science field(s) of interest:
My writing experience is:
Class work only
1-3 published articles/broadcast stories/news releases
4+ published articles/broadcast stories/news releases
Blogging regularly about science
Please provide links (or copy-and-paste) to your articles and/or blog posts:
If you have no link, copy and paste a piece of no more than 700 words in the box below.
If you are matched with a mentor, do you consent to having your photo taken and shared in NASW communications materials?
Send me a copy of my responses.
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