Application Open for AGU’s 2013 Fall Public Affairs Internship (Paid)

18 July 2013
AGU Science Policy Alert 13-36

Come join us at the AGU – the largest organization that promotes Earth and space science awareness to the public. Our mission is to stimulate discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity, and we are looking for a smart, forward-thinking student or recent college graduate who is passionate about what they do to join our public affairs team.

The Public Affairs Department maintains a continuous flow of information between AGU scientists and Capitol Hill. The department advocates on behalf of Earth and space science as related policy evolves in Congress. The intern will work closely with public affairs and outreach staff, learning about the public policy process first-hand and gaining knowledge about key policy issues regarding climate change, natural resources, space policy, and natural hazards.

This is a paid internship in Washington, D.C. The intern will attend congressional hearings and briefings and write summaries for the AGU Website, articles for AGU’s weekly membership newspaper Eos, and other publications. They will also help AGU staff in setting up congressional visits, aid in organizing congressional briefings and receptions, and assist AGU members in establishing relationships with legislators. The responsibilities also include social media outreach and writing web site content, as well as administrative tasks, as assigned.

Effective online research, excellent writing, and proficient organizational skills are a must. A Bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics, Earth science, or other related physical science fields, or a current student with coursework related to Earth or space science, is preferred. Experience in political science and communications is a plus. A cover letter is highly recommended.

The anticipated dates for the position are 26 August 2013 – 22 November 2013 (three months), with a rolling application period. Apply today!