Public Affairs Spring Internship at AGU Headquarters
18 October 2010
AGU Science Policy Alert 10–34
Tell a friend, tell a student, or apply yourself! 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 Earth and space science and public policy.
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 the public policy process first-hand and to gain knowledge about Earth and space science 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 also will assist with AGU members' Congressional visits and with organizing Congressional briefings and receptions. The internship 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.
- College student, graduate student, or a recent graduate
- Preferred majors include, but not limited to, Earth or space sciences, public policy, and communications
Anticipated Start: 10 January 2011
Anticipated Duration: Three months
To apply, please click here.
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