Geoscience & Public Policy Internships

AGI Internships
  • What role science plays in public policy?
  • How Congress affects the geosciences?
  • How to become an active citizen-geoscientist?
  • Apply your science knowledge to public policy?
  • Meet with key federal science policymakers?
  • Attend House and Senate hearings?
  • Conduct research on current policy issues?
YES? Then come be an intern with the American Geosciences Institute's (AGI) Government Affairs Program. Representing the geoscience community in Washington DC, the program actively 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.

AGI seeks outstanding geoscience and geo-related engineering students (undergraduate or masters) with a strong interest in federal science policy for a semester or summer internship. Interns will gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They will hone their writing and web publishing skills. Each summer the AGI/AIPG interns write articles that are published in The Professional Geologist. The articles are available from the Government Affairs Articles website. Interns have the opportunity to write articles for other publications

Stipends for the interns are generously supported by AGI, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the American Institute of Professional Geologists Foundation.


Application Deadline: October 15

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists plans to sponsor an intern at AGI during the spring semester. The internship lasts 14 weeks and carries a $5,500 stipend. Interns are strongly encouraged to obtain course credit for their work.

Opportunity Information
Monday, October 15, 2012
Application Method: 

Apply online for the internship! You will need a resume with contact information for three references, a cover letter stating your science and policy interests and what you feel you can contribute to the program, and official copies of college transcripts (mailed separately and postmarked by the deadline).

You must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled in, or recently completed, a geoscience or geo-related engineering bachelor's or master's degree program.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the individual(s) listed below

American Geophysical Institute (AGI)
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