16 March 2016
AGU Science Policy Alert 16-4
Home to more than 60,000 scientists from 139 countries, AGU provides a dynamic forum for Earth and Space scientists to advance research, collaborate across disciplines, and communicate the importance and impact of science to society. Through top-ranked scientific journals, scientific meetings and conferences, and other educational and scientific programs, AGU offers opportunities to present and publish research, gain leadership experience, mentor, and freely exchange knowledge.
Currently, AGU has an excellent paid internship opportunity in our dynamic Public Affairs department. The intern will help the Public Affairs team cover relevant science policy news and events and will be engaged in critical science policy work on Capitol Hill.
The intern will focus on attending congressional hearings and briefings, running the department’s social media presence, writing blog posts for The Bridge as well as Eos articles, and helping to organize our Geosciences Congressional Visits Day event and other science policy events with the Public Affairs team.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
At least 2 years of coursework toward a bachelor’s degree in Earth or space sciences and a willingness to relocate to the Washington, D.C., area for the internship at your own expense are required.
A bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. in Earth or space science is a plus.
Ability to prioritize assignments; use standard procedures and processes to make decisions; apply effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication methods; operate standard office equipment; and work independently on various projects and/or with limited supervision is needed.
Experience with social media, science policy, and science communication is a plus but not necessary.
To Apply: For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume today.
Position Type: Paid internship (4–5 months, start date of 1 June, but exact dates are flexible)
Location: Washington, D.C.
AGU proudly offers a casual work environment, excellent compensation, generous work-life opportunities, and an outstanding benefits package.
AGU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.