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Career Opportunities

Bat Conservation International has been making a difference around the world since 1982. Even today, few people realize just how much bats contribute to the health our natural environment and human economies. BCI's mission is to conserve these invaluable flying mammals and their habitats to ensure a healthy planet.

BCI careers, internships and volunteer projects provide the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature and the satisfaction of helping to make sure those wonders are still around to inspire our children and their children for decades to come.

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Science Writing Externship

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Bat Conservation International (BCI) is your source for the latest in bat science and conservation, with our BATS magazine and website covering the latest happenings in bat biology, human-bat interactions and conservation news. Combine your love of science and passion for writing with science writing opportunities at BCI.

BCI has an unpaid externship that is essentially an as-you're-available writing opportunity for select students or inexperienced science writers. It is an opportunity to learn about the process of writing and editing a news story and to get published clips in BATS magazine and on the BCI website.

This externship is intended for young writers seeking careers in science writing. BCI is looking for writers that can produce a mixture of articles, from feature length to short form articles designed with social media in mind. Preference is given to candidates pursuing or holding an advanced degree in journalism and with a background in science, especially biology, or with an advanced degree in science and a strong background in journalism. Upperclassmen with strong science and writing backgrounds, as well as experienced writers transitioning to science writing are also welcome to apply.

Send a résumé, three writing samples and a letter describing your availability and what you hope to gain from the externship via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are received all year-round.












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