AGU Public Affairs Internship - Science Policy Career Opportunity

18 June 2015
AGU Science Policy Alert 15-9

Live and work in Washington, DC starting in early July as part of this exciting five-month paid internship opportunity.

Purpose & Responsibilities:

Currently, AGU has an excellent career opportunity in our dynamic Public Affairs department. The intern will primary focus on attending congressional hearings and briefings on Earth and space science topics, running the department’s social media presence, and helping plan and execute events that connect scientists and legislators. The intern will gain skills in working with policy makers; learn about current science legislation; experience being in the center of science policy in Washington, DC; and will be an integral part of a small and supportive team within the organization.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

·      At least two years of coursework towards a Bachelor’s degree in Earth or space sciences and a willingness to relocate to 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, non-verbal, and written communication methods, operate standard office equipment, and work independently on various projects and/or with limited supervision is needed.

·      It’s a plus to have experience with social media, science policy, and science communication, but not necessary.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume at:


·      The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

·      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.