William L. Fisher Congressional Fellowship, American Geosciences Institute

Organization: American Geosciences Institute 

Duties: The successful candidate will spend 12 months (starting September 1, 2018) in Washington, D.C., working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or a congressional committee. Fellows make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscientific knowledge on issues relating to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy.

Desired qualifications: Prospective applicants should have a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communication skills. Although prior experience in public policy is not necessary, a demonstrable interest in applying science to solving public problems is desirable. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment or a master’s degree in engineering plus three years of professional engineering experience is required. Applicants must be members of one of AGI’s member societies, a list of which is available on our website.

Salary/pay: The fellowship carries an annual salary of $68,000, relocation, and travel. Additionally, it may be possible to extend the fellowship for up to four additional months.

Link to more information: For further details, please visit our website at www.americangeosciences.org/policy/internships-and-fellowships, or email govt@agiweb.org. AGI is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with three letters of reference through our online application.

Application deadline: February 1, 2018.