Do you love writing as much as you enjoy DIY? Then you should apply to be the Popular Science projects intern.
The position is full or almost-full time for roughly 12 weeks (we’re flexible on exact dates). Primary duties include research and reporting for the Manual section of the magazine and covering the maker movement and DIY for the website by writing news stories, blog posts, and video scripts.
The relatively small staff and open atmosphere at Popular Science expose interns to all parts of the magazine-making process, and interns are encouraged to pitch ideas and chase down their own work. While the projects intern must be comfortable researching and writing stories, s/he will also have the opportunity to play with maker toys and build the projects s/he writes about.
Ideal candidates have a passion for science—and applying it to hands-on projects—as well as a demonstrated interest in magazine journalism. Experience with soldering, Arduino, and other maker tools is a bonus, but not required. What’s more important is a willingness to dive in and get your hands dirty—to learn how to program a Raspberry Pi, figure out which kind of glue works best, or dig through pages of Instructables to find the most impressive projects.
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