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Science Policy Intern
Title:Science Policy Intern
Department:Government Affairs
Location:Washington, DC

Science Policy Intern
Washington, DC

Who we are
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.

Position Summary
Currently, the American Physical Society, seeks a Science Policy intern to work in its Office of Government Affairs (OGA), located in downtown Washington DC in the National Press Building, for up to six months (available immediately or flexible start date, up to 24 hrs. p/wk, up to $16.00 p/hr.).  The intern will have an integral role at the OGA with the opportunity to work on a variety of projects central to advancing the Society’s advocacy goals.

A Typical Week May Look Like This…
  • Working with OGA staff on federal science budget tracking, science infrastructure initiatives, climate change activities, helium recycling legislation, and advocacy efforts involving APS members.
  • Additionally, the intern could help with organizing the Society’s senior-level policy committee meeting and other tasks as needed. 

Is This You?
  • Bachelor’s degree required and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
  • Physical sciences and public policy majors preferred.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This is Us!
The American Physical Society strives to: 
  • Be the leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity.
  • Provide effective programs in support of the physics community and the conduct of physics.
  • Collaborate with national scientific societies for the advancement of science, science education and the science community.
  • Cooperate with international physics societies to promote physics, to support physicists worldwide and to foster international collaboration.
  • Promote an active, engaged and diverse membership, and support the activities of its units and members.
The American Physical Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability or veteran status. 

We welcome you to apply today!
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