Intern, Science Reporter

United States- Arlington, VA
Mar 26, 2018
Jul 25, 2018
Associations, Science
Full Time


Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet. 


The Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science is in need of a Science Reporter with exceptional writing skills and storytelling ability who has a strong desire to help us tell our Science stories. The Science Reporter will help us communicate our research, tell our stories, and create content that positions our scientists as thought leaders in their area of research and conservation.

The reporter we’re looking for has an interest in both short-form and long-form storytelling, and is willing to work closely with our scientists to interpret and communicate their work, findings, and conservation recommendations. This position is ideal for someone who is interested in Nature, Science and Conservation.


The job will mean two to three posts a week, with longer, deeper reporting publishing at least once a week; there will also be involvement with our editorial team vetting ideas, writing and fact-checking scripts and generating social posts to promote the stories. So speed, of course, is clutch. Storytelling is the most compelling way to engage people’s attention on what can be a slightly abstract subject — and a great reporter knows how to tell the human stories. Those are the kind of stories we are looking to tell.


  • Typical office environment.



  • 1+ years of science journalism experience, particularly focused on science, nature or conservation.
  • Strong storytelling capabilities, and the ability to tell the difference between a story and a topic.
  • The ability to transform scientific studies and complex ideas into interesting and understandable stories, with an eye toward the audience’s interests and needs.
  • An ability to connect the dots — taking a science story from something abstract to something tangible.
  • An interest in our other coverage areas, and a willingness to find the science story in entertainment, transportation, or technology.
  • Video and graphic design experience a plus.
CI Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.

Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms. 

Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

Teamwork: We work together, recognizing that openness, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter.


Conservation International is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  It is the policy of CI to afford equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. CI offers reasonable accommodation in the employment process for individuals with disabilities.  If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.  If you require an application accommodation due to a disability, please e-mail your request to and include "accommodation" in the subject line.

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