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 more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.
The American Physical Society (APS) is seeking a Science Policy Intern to work with its Government Affairs (GA) team. Are you looking for a part time position to work for a cause you are passionate about? Then this is the role for you! In this role, your primary responsibilities will include analyzing and visualizing data to assist GA staff with developing and implementing strategies in federal policy issues relevant to the APS community, including STEM education and equity in STEM. Come make a difference at APS! Apply Today!
Our Science Policy Internship will be a temporary six-month part-time role up to 20 hours per week.
The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. This position could require at times in office work, various geographic events and meeting attendance as instructed by your Supervisor. APS values diversity and welcomes candidates from a variety of backgrounds. APS offers a dynamic work environment with an outstanding total compensation package including salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent paid time off.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, computer science, physical science and/or public policy major preferred. Exceptions can be made for outstanding undergraduate students.
Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Assist the Federal Relations Senior Associate to advance federal science policy initiatives that positively impact the physics community, including STEM education and equity.
- Develop and perform analysis in consultation with the Federal Relations Senior Associate.
- Develop data visualization tools to support GA advocacy efforts in consultation with the Federal Relations Senior Associate and the Director of Government Affairs.
- Develop automated procedures to construct data sets relevant to STEM education policy in consultation with the Federal Relations Senior Associate and the Director of Government Affairs.
- Assist the Federal Relations Senior Associate with development of APS GA advocacy materials.
- Assist the Federal Relations Senior Associate with supporting the work of the Panel on Public Affairs, which defines the enduring policy positions of the American Physical Society.
- Assist the Federal Relations Senior Associate with logistics and provide other administrative support as necessary.
- Communicates regularly with Federal Relations Senior Associate. Interacts with Director of Government Affairs, APS GA staff, OEA Operations and Program Manager, Senior Public Relations Manager and other APS staff as appropriate, as well as APS membership, and colleagues at other scientific organizations.
- Participate in discussions of office projects within the science policy portfolio. Remain up-to-date on APS GA policy priorities, positions, and activities to the extent required to independently complete daily responsibilities.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of two years undergraduate coursework in physical science, computer science or public policy preferred
- Proficient in data visualization tools and techniques, web-based tools preferred
- Proficient in MS Office and Google Suite
- Proficient in analyzing data, using MS excel or other tools
- Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules.
- Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently.
Travel: This position could require at times in office work, various geographic events and meeting attendance as instructed by your Supervisor.
Our physical offices are located in College Park, MD, Washington D.C and Hauppauge, N.Y. We are operational in most US states. We are not operational in all 50 states. The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access within the United States, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. APS allows flexible work hours; responsiveness is required, however, during the core 9 am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time workday.
Our Core Values:
- The Scientific Method
- Truth and Integrity
- Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
- Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
- Speaking Out
- Education and Learning
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- This is a position is not benefits eligible.
- Employees must work a minimum of 26 hours a week to be eligible for all APS benefits
- Job related seminar & continuing education
- Training and professional development; access to LinkedIn Learning on-demand courses
- APS does not offer relocation assistance/costs
The American Physical Society is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of American Physical Society not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of race, religious creed, alienage or citizenship, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, protected veteran status, protected military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, ancestry, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at APS. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact APS Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All APS Employees must be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination via our secured vaccination portal upon hire, unless they have an HR approved medical or religious exemption. The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. We welcome you to apply today!