American Geological Institute (AGI) Government Affairs Program. (AGI/AIPG)

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 Deadline: 

March 15, 2014
   

Start Date: 

Summer; start date will be based on candidate's availability
   

Duration: 

12 weeks
   

Location: 

Alexandria, VA
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Public Policy
   

Description: 

This program works with Congress and federal agencies to foster sound public policy in areas that affect geoscientists, including water, energy and mineral resources; geologic hazards; environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education. Interns will gain first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They will also develop writing and Web publishing skills. Activities include: The internship will provide students with a unique opportunity to gain a first hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive -branch agencies by working in the office of AGI's Government Affairs Program. Activities will include monitoring and analyzing geoscience and environmental legislation in Congress, updating legislative and policy information on AGI Web site, attending house and senate hearings and preparing summaries, and assisting in the preparation of congressional testimony and policy statements.
   

Benefits: 

$5,000 stipend

   

Major(s): 

Environmental Engineering
Environmental Analysis & Design
Applied Ecology
Biological Sciences, Applied Ecology, Geography, Political Science

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Official Transcript
 

Contact: 

Summer Internship Representative
American Geologic Institute, Government Affairs Program
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22301-1502
Phone: (703) 379-2480     Fax: (703) 379-7563
Email: govt@agiweb.org

 

Program Website: 

http://www.agiweb.org/gap/interns/internsu.html
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