Public Affairs Summer Internship at AGU Headquarters

10 February 2012
AGU Science Policy Alert 12-10

Are you interested in gaining valuable science policy experience and spending part of your summer working in Washington, D.C.?  AGU’s Public Affairs department is looking for a summer 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!

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.

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. This is a paid internship.

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, 19 March 2012
Anticipated Start: 7 May 2012
Anticipated Internship Duration: Three months

To apply, please click here.