Writing Specialist Internship

NYSERNet is seeking a Writing Specialist Intern for the 2017 Spring Semester to work in our downtown Syracuse, N.Y., office. The successful candidate will gather, research and write about science and research conducted at some of New York’s leading colleges, universities, museums and research centers.

The successful candidate will develop a beat and mine it for stories to tell about NYSERNet member institutions. He or she will track RSS feeds, speak to college and university media relations representatives, interview principal researchers and scientists, and write pieces that will appear on, in social media and other longer-form digital and print publications.

Knowledge and experience requirements
The successful candidate must have strong written and oral communications skills, preferably journalism training, and a working knowledge of AP Style. In addition to excellent grammar, spelling and editing skills, he or she should have a good news sense and be a capable interviewer. Background, interest or knowledge of science, technology and research is preferable. He or she should have a genuine interest in, and be comfortable writing about, technology, and can put a human face on cutting-edge research.

NYSERNet, New York state’s optical networking company, is a private not-for-profit corporation created to foster science and education across the state. Our mission is to advance network technology so New York’s research and education community can thrive and find solutions to our generation’s greatest scientific challenges.

Compensation and work schedule
This is a paid internship. All work will be performed on-site at NYSERNet’s Syracuse office, and will require a commitment of 15 to 20 hours per week for one semester. NYSERNet is an Equal Opportunity M/F/V/D employer.

How to apply
Submit your resume and cover letter via email to