BSJ Science Journalism Outreach Internship Program for High School Students

The Berkeley Scientific Journal is committed to inspiring the next generation of aspiring scientists by fostering youth interest in STEM in the Berkeley area and beyond. As part of this endeavor, we have developed a virtual science journalism volunteer internship program for high school students to help bridge educational disparities and empower young minds with scientific writing/research skills as they prepare for future academic and professional pursuits. Applications for this program will next open in the beginning of the Fall 2024 semester.

Our program is held on a semesterly basis (aligned with the UC Berkeley academic calendar), and will include:

  1. Teaching students the necessary scientific reading, writing, and research navigation skills for a future career in STEM.
  2. Opportunities for students to explore their scientific interests and practice science journalism by writing an article for the Berkeley Scientific Journal.
  3. Options to virtually attend our guest speaker events on the UC Berkeley campus, where renowned Cal professors across a range a scientific disciplines come share their research endeavors with students.
  4. Mentorship from current UC Berkeley students in terms of career paths, research, and other available opportunities in the STEM field.

Please reach out to bsj.berkeley@gmail.com with any questions you may have, and we look forward to reading your application!