Editorial internships

Train for excellence in science publishing


Flexible, part-time internships available

Dynamic and varied environment

Busy startup culture

Get science communication and publishing experience

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    Refraction Media is an exciting startup with directors who bring 30+ years of experience to the table, and a prestigious client base of universities, science organisations and government departments.


    As custom publishers and content producers specialising in STEM, Refraction Media has carved out a unique position in the sector.  Areas of expertise include career guides, industry magazines, study guides, posters, apps, videos and more.


    ‘Refraction is a highly regarded publisher that specialises in content concerning science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). With so many connections to the STEM community, working for Refraction enabled me to write about some of Australia’s most exciting innovators. As a student journalist, I was given the invaluable opportunity to interview and write about highly regarded scientists and researchers.’ – Kara Norton, New York University, Refraction intern


    ‘Coming into the internship I had only written one article, which was for Fitness First Magazine. By the end of my internship I had written three articles for the Science Meets Business website and three articles for Refractions’ careers magazines. My internship has enhanced my writing and interviewing skills, and given me more familiarity with WordPress and InDesign. I aim to keep collaborating with the team at Refraction while I continue to develop my own media projects.’ – Guy Fenton, Refraction intern


    Interested in getting some experience with us?


    We welcome applications from trainee journalists with a background in writing or science for part-time of full-time internships ranging from 4 weeks to 6 months. With 20+ years’ of experience in science publishing, we can mentor you, provide you with publishing credits, great feedback and a fun work environment as you embark on your science communication career.

    You will gain experience in print and digital publishing, work with award-winning editors and have the opportunity to contribute to pieces across a wide range of science areas.

To apply please send:

·      Your resume

·      2-3 writing examples

·      Your preferred availability (part-time or fulltime, and available duration)

·      A couple of sentences describing your a passion or interest in science, technology, engineering or maths


If this sounds like you, please email your application to Heather Catchpole heather@refractionmedia.com.au or call us on +61 2 9699 8999.