November 29, 2010


The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) and AIBS are pleased to announce the availability of an internship in the Washington, DC AIBS Public Policy Office. The internship is open to ASM members who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or who have completed a graduate degree no more than one semester prior to the starting date of the internship, and who are engaged in research that will contribute to our understanding and conservation of mammals. The internship is for three months during fall 2011, and carries a generous monthly stipend of $2,000. Selection criteria include demonstrated interest in public policy process, strong communications skills, and excellent academic record.

The ASM-AIBS Public Policy Internship is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in public policy at the national level. By working with the AIBS Public Policy Office, the intern will learn how scientific societies, non-governmental organizations (NGO's), executive branch agencies (e.g., NSF, USGS), and the legislative branch interact to craft science policy. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Attending science coalition meetings, congressional and agency briefings, hearings, press briefings and other relevant events
  • Assisting with tracking and analysis of relevant issues
  • Assisting with planning Capitol Hill briefings or press events
  • Preparing a written report on the internship experience
  • Serving as the ASM representative to AIBS Council

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2011 internship. The deadline to apply is 1 May 2011. For more information about the internship, visit our student opportunities webpage.

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