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Nature News Intern, Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a STEM degree, journalism background, or strong science knowledge. Enjoy writing and have excellent communication skills. Start in June 2024, commit to 3-6 month internship, and strive for diversity in the news team.
  • You will write news articles for Nature, gaining on-the-job training and support, with the opportunity to work on projects related to diversity and inclusion.

Off-cycle Internship

Media & JournalismLondon


  • The Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme, Nature News internship is a paid opportunity in the UK to gain experience in research and science news publishing in our journals, books or magazines.
  • Many groups and perspectives are currently underrepresented in the publishing industry, which is a challenge that we are actively trying to address at Springer Nature. We are seeking candidates who believe they can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in our organisation and/or in our published content. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, but we particularly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply, including but not limited to people of Black heritage, Indigenous people and people of colour, people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, people from underrepresented social castes, religious minorities and people with a disability and/or a neurodivergent condition.


  • Applicants should have (or be studying for) a degree in a STEM subject, or have a background in journalism and a demonstrable understanding of science or technology.
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in writing, journalism and/or science communication.
  • Available to start in June 2024 for an internship of three to six months.
  • Excellent communication skills are key to this role – both written and verbal.
  • Desire and ability to improve the diversity of Nature’s news team and/or our coverage.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism


  • As part of this scheme, Nature seeks a journalism intern with a passion for science, reporting and writing to join our friendly, dynamic news team. The successful applicant will spend up to six months working with reporters and editors across the team. You will write articles for our audience of working scientists and build up a portfolio of published work. Although interns primarily cover news, you could also have the opportunity to write features or other articles.
  • What’s in it for you?:
  • On-the-job training from a friendly and dynamic team of editors and reporters at the world's best-known scientific journal.
  • A paid internship, equivalent to the London living wage
  • Support from a buddy within one of Springer Nature’s employee networks that connect people who share a common identity.
  • Access to career development, training and events, including an overview of different business areas at Springer Nature and advice on the job application process
  • The opportunity to work on projects related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the publishing industry.


Work type

Full time

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Application deadline

Apr 19, 2024