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Society of Physics Students (SPS) AIP Mather Policy Internships

Primary Institution: Society of Physics Students, working onsite on Capitol Hill
Affiliation: American Institute of Physics
City: Washington
State: DC
Job Duration: 10 Weeks, Summer 2014
Class Requirement: soph - senior year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Position Type: Policy
Description: The primary purpose of the AIP Mather Policy Internships (supported by the John and Jane Mather Foundation for Science and the Arts) is to promote awareness of and interaction with the policy process in Washington DC for undergraduate physics students.  This is accomplished through direct engagement in science policy issues and efforts in the nation's capital. The AIP Mather Policy Interns will work in Congressional offices, either of Congressional members or committees, on Capitol Hill.

AIP Mather Policy Interns are incorporated within the SPS internship program. SPS internships are designed to create broad-based experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate physics majors in science research, outreach & education, and policy.

As part of the larger SPS Internship program, the AIP Mather Policy Interns will introduce other SPS interns to the public policy process through one or more field trips to appropriate science policy events or locales---Congressional hearings, governmental agencies and/or facilities, for example.
Stipend: $4,500
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Daily commuting allowance
Application Deadline: 02/01/2014
Job Website: http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/
Additional Information: Mather Public Policy Intern candidates must demonstrate:
(1) a solid scholastic physics background and potential for future success,
(2) evidence of participation in SPS events and activities,
(3) evidence of experience/interest in science policy,
(4) evidence of excellent communications skills.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Kendra Redmond
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Email: kredmond@aip.org
Phone: 301-209-3047
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