Nature News Intern, Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme

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Date: Mar 25, 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Nature News Intern, Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme

London, UK - Hybid Working Model


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.


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.


About us:

Nature’s news and comment team produces content that is essential reading for scientists and the scientific world. It delivers ground-breaking, thought-leading, agenda-setting journalism, commentary and analysis to enrich, inform and guide scientists' lives and thoughts.

Nature’s core audience are working research scientists and those whose professional lives revolve around science, including funders, policymakers and thought leaders. Our readers are around the world and in all career stages, from lab leaders to students.


About you:

  • 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.


How to apply: Application deadline 19 April 2024

Please send a CV and a short supporting statement (no more than 500 words) that explains what you will bring to the role and why you feel you are particularly well placed to help to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in our newsroom, our coverage, or both. You may also submit writing samples, such as links to a blog or any previously published work, to support your application.


The internship will start in June for a duration of up to six months and is based in Nature’s London office on a hybrid working model with up to three days a week working from home.


If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us at so we can make all necessary accommodations.


If you're looking to kick-start your career in Research publishing, apply today and you could be part of the next generation shaping our industry.


There are additional intern positions available across Springer Nature as part of this program - find out more about other available opportunities. 




Springer Nature is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email so we can make any necessary arrangements.


If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.


At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here

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