Yale Environment Review is seeking writers and editors for Spring 2021

January 5, 2021

Are you interested in environmental communication? The Yale Environment Review (YER) is looking for writers to publish articles on emerging science this semester!

Our articles shed light on cutting-edge environmental research through summaries, analyses, and interviews. During this one-credit course, students will produce 1-2 articles on subjects of their choosing for publication on the YER website. Participation in YER helps students sharpen their writing skills, learn about science communication, and publish their writing on our website. Enrollment is limited to 16 and writers will be selected through an application process.

Join our information session on Friday, January 15 at 11:00 AM EST to learn more about the application process and schedule for the semester. Applications are due January 20. Please check Canvas for more details.

Application process:

1. Select a YER article from our website.

2. Write an engaging summary of it in less than 300 words for someone who knows nothing about environmental science.

3. In the same document, write a short paragraph:

  • Introducing yourself and your interests
  • Describing your writing background
  • Indicating if you would be interested in being an editor*
  • Listing the preferred grouping of articles (2 Focus, 1 Focus + 1 Spotlight, or 1 Feature) you hope to write this semester (check out the “About Us” section of our website for more information about article types)

4. Email this document to environment.review@yale.edu with the subject line “YER Application” by January 20 at 11:59 PM EST.

*Editors will be responsible for editing 6-8 articles throughout the course of the semester. Because of the extra time commitment, editors are only required to write one article per semester. If you are interested in being an editor, please indicate if you have any previous editing experience.

Feel free to email environment.review@yale.edu with any questions!