Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Government Relations Internship

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Feb 15 appl deadline


The Office of Government Relations in the AAAS conducts an integrated program of activities designed to provide timely, objective information to Members of Congress and their staff on current science and technology issues.   Candidates for the Government Relations Internship should have an interest in the intersection of science, technology, and public policy; Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly in writing for popular audiences; and a Strong academic background. All majors will be considered, with priority given to the natural and social sciences, and engineering.

Activities may include attending hearings, writing articles for our newsletter, Science and Technology in Congress, preparing and maintaining issue briefs published on the Web, and assisting with other activities, such as congressional briefings. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about science and technology policy, and to gain experience working with Congress and legislative issues. The summer internship is full-time and includes a stipend.

Best consideration will be given to those who apply by February 15 for the summer internship. Send a cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample of no more than 600 words by email to congress_center@aaas.org. For the subject line, please type "GR Internship."