Public Affairs Spring Internship at AGU Headquarters

26 October 2012
AGU Science Policy Alert 12-42

Are you interested in gaining valuable science policy experience and spending part of your spring working in Washington, D.C.?  AGU’s Public Affairs department is looking for a spring intern.  This is an opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent grads to learn more about the intersection of public policy and Earth and space science.  Tell a friend, tell a student, or apply yourself! To apply, please click here.

The AGU 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 Public Affairs intern will work closely with Public Affairs and Outreach staff. This internship provides an opportunity to learn about the public policy process first-hand and to gain knowledge about Earth and space science policy issues, including climate change and natural hazards.

This is a paid internship in Washington, DC. The intern will attend congressional hearings and briefings that relate to Earth and space science policy and write summaries for the AGU website and other publications. The intern will also assist with AGU members’ congressional visits and with organizing congressional briefings and receptions. The internship also includes social media outreach, authoring articles for AGU’s weekly membership newsletter Eos, and administrative tasks, as assigned. 

Good research and organizational skills are a must. Coursework related to Earth or space science, political science, and communications are a plus.

Internship Requirements:

  • College student, graduate student, or a recent graduate
  • Preferred majors include, but not limited to, Earth or space sciences, public policy, and communications
  • Cover letter strongly recommended with application

Application Due Date:  Monday, 26 November 2012
Anticipated Start: early January 2013
Anticipated Internship Duration: Three months

To apply, please click here.