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AIP Mather Policy Intern Program (with SPS)
|Primary Institution:||Society of Physics Students|
|Affiliation:||American Institute of Physics|
|Job Duration:||9.5 Weeks, Summer, 2013|
|Class Requirement:||soph - senior year
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
|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.
|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
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740