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Public Affairs Intern – Washington, DC

Organization: American Geophysical Union

Job Title: Public Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 38 hours of work per week, Paid

Position Dates: September 4th, 2012 – November 28th, 2012

Application Deadline: August 17th, 2012

Posted On: July 11th, 2012

Organization Overview

Do you have a general appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment? Come join the largest organization that promotes Earth awareness to the public. We are working hard to be the best place on Earth to work. Our mission is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. We’re looking for an Intern that’s a smart, forward-thinking student or recent college graduate to join our class team of people in our Outreach Division who are passionate about what they do.


Public Affairs maintains a continuous flow of information between AGU scientists and Capitol Hill. The department advocates on behalf of Earth and space science as related policy evolves in Congress. The Public Affairs Intern will work closely with Public Affairs and Outreach staff. This internship provides an opportunity to learn the public policy process first-hand and to gain knowledge about Earth and space science issues, including climate change, natural resources, space policy, and natural hazards.


The intern will attend Congressional hearings and briefings that relate to Earth and space science policy and write articles for the AGU website, AGU’s weekly membership newsletter Eos, and other publications. The intern will also assist with AGU members, Congressional visits and with organizing Congressional briefings and receptions. The internship also includes social media outreach and web presence, and administrative tasks, as assigned.

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