Public Policy 2013 Summer Internship at AGU Headquarters

1 March 2013
AGU Science Policy Alert 13-11

Are you interested in learning more about science policy in the U.S.? Would you like to explore life in our nation’s capital? Then you’re in luck- AGU’s Public Affairs department is looking for a 2013 Summer Intern! This is an invaluable opportunity to experience and learn more about the political process as it relates to the intersection of public policy and the Earth and space sciences. Open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent grads, the Public Affairs Internship is a fantastic opportunity to become informed on science policy; while simultaneously meeting top scientists from the private, governmental and academic sectors.

AGU’s Public Affairs team works to maintain a continuous flow of information between AGU scientists and Capitol Hill. The department advocates for Earth and space science as related policy evolves in Congress and endeavors to keep legislators informed of how AGU member scientists’ work relates to the concerns of their state. The Public Affairs intern will work closely with both Public Affairs and Outreach staff to promote discovery in Earth and space science.

The Intern will have the chance to attend science related congressional hearings and briefings and write articles for the AGU website, AGU’s weekly newsletter Eos, and other publications. They will also assist with AGU members’ congressional visits and with organizing congressional briefings and receptions. Additional responsibilities include social media outreach, researching and maintaining up-to-date information on legislation, 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: 15 March 2013
Anticipated Start: 15 April 2013
Anticipated Internship Duration: Three months

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