The "chosen ones" are paired with a pro in the field, which should be a great opportunity to learn how it all really works.
More from NASW:
The world's largest general science society, AAAS holds an annual meeting in the United States that draws leading scientists from all disciplines and from all over the world. The conference invariably makes news as hundreds of American and international science writers from magazines, newspapers, radio, TV and web also cover the event. At AAAS, NASW has traditionally held an internship fair for young science journalists, as well as paired many student journalists up with veteran science writers through its mentoring programs
Wish me luck. I'm not sure when the results will be in, but I would think it would be in the next few weeks.