GSA Science Policy Fellowship

GSA is looking for a motivated, recent geoscience MS or PhD graduate with an interest in public policy and science communication to spend a year in Washington, D.C. as the GSA Science Policy Fellow. The “in-house” fellow works with GSA’s Director for Geoscience Policy to bring science and scientists into the policy process. The fellow acts as a science policy liaison, keeping GSA members informed, involved, and represented in national policy, including research funding, energy and natural resource assessments, climate change policy, and natural hazard mitigation and response. The fellow also works closely with GSA’s Geology and Public Policy Committee on geoscience initiatives, including developing society-wide position statements on national issues.

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background and excellent oral and written communication skills. This one-year position includes GSA’s benefits package.

The anticipated start date is 1 September, although some flexibility exists.

To Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, a nontechnical writing sample, and contact information for three references to Kasey White. Consideration of applications will begin 22 May. EEO/AAE

Fellow activities include:

Science Policy Fellow Elizabeth Goldbaum helps lead a field trip to Capitol Hill.
Science Policy Fellow Elizabeth Goldbaum helps lead a field trip to Capitol Hill.
Science Policy Fellow Elizabeth Goldbaum helps lead a field trip to Capitol Hill.
Science Policy Fellow Elizabeth Goldbaum helps lead a field trip to Capitol Hill.