Richard Casement internship


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As one more project for the next couple of weeks, I am going to prepare a submission for the Richard Casement internship at The Economist. Since about ten people a day are finding my site by searching for that term, I am not going to give any hints about what I might write my 600 word article about. That said, I am told that such applications generally succeed through the combination of a good submission with a fortuitous personal connection with someone already inside the organization. Furthermore, their stated “aim is more to discover writing talent in a science student or scientist than scientific aptitude in a budding journalist” and I am neither of those things.

That said, I can hardly imagine a better way to spend the first three months after finishing here than writing about science in New York or London. Hopefully, my application this year will go better than the ones I submitted in past recruiting cycles.

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Jenn February 7, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Persistance is the key to success.

Milan February 7, 2007 at 10:20 pm

Though it can be hard to distinguish from being overly pushy or rude.

R.K. February 8, 2007 at 1:07 am

Perhaps you could provide a very distilled version of ‘the eternal fish paper?’ Or some choice snippet from your thesis?

Brett February 8, 2007 at 10:56 am

That would be a damn fine internship…would do wonders for your resume. I unfortunately failed in my bid for the UNDP internship.

Milan February 8, 2007 at 1:20 pm


Sorry to hear about the UNDP letdown. Happy hunting for other interesting positions.

Anon @ Wadh February 9, 2007 at 7:12 pm

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