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Physics To Go Editor, SPS Summer Internship with APS

Primary Institution: Society of Physics Students, working onsite at the American Physical Society
Affiliation: American Institute of Physics
City: College Park
State: MD
Job Duration: 9.5 Weeks, Summer 2010
Class Requirement: soph - senior year
Position Type: Education/Outreach
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Medical Physics
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Sound and Acoustics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: American Physical Society (Education Department), ComPADRE

The American Physical Society (APS) seeks a summer intern to support Physics to Go, a web-based collection that is part of ComPADRE, the physics and astronomy digital library. Physics To Go ( is both a collection of resources for informal physics learning and a bi-weekly physics mini-magazine.

•Identifying resources (images, materials and websites) to include in the collection
•Writing a brief description of resources and cataloging them
•Choosing websites and images to feature on the homepage, and drafting homepage text
•Providing advice on usability

•Completion of at least two years of college physics
•Demonstrated writing skills
•Facility with the Internet, Google searches, and Microsoft Word
•An interest in informal physics learning

Location: American Center for Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD (a ten minute walk from
the College Park Metro stop, with free shuttle bus service)

SPS intern positions based in Washington, DC are also available in science research, outreach, writing, and policy. See for details.
Stipend: $3,750
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/01/2010
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Kendra Rand
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301-209-3047
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