Paleontological Society Geoscience Policy Internship [at the American Geosciences Institute]

Deadline to Apply: March 15

The Paleontological Society will support two of its student members to become a Geoscience Policy Intern at the American Geosciences Institute.  The intern will take on substantive work while at AGI. They will be immersed in the policy-making process in Washington, DC, where they will observe, study, and report on how policy making intersects with and affects the geosciences. They will hone their writing and web publishing skills while gaining first-hand policy experience and improving their understanding of the legislative process.

Applicants must be current student members of the Paleontological Society. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States, and currently enrolled in or have recently completed an undergraduate or graduate geoscience-related degree program. The total salary for the 12-week internship is $13,000. The start date is flexible and will be determined based on the schedule of the successful applicant. The internship is based at AGI’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, on the outskirts of Washington, DC.

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AGI’s Geoscience Policy program represents the shared interests of the geoscience community in Washington, D.C., and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster better communication and public policy for the geosciences in areas including water, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education.

For more information, please contact Lydia Tackett.