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“Constituent Coffee” at Senator Merkley’s (D-OR)
Attending a “Constituent Coffee” at Senator Merkley’s (D-OR) office with Dr. Jeff Rubin, Chair of GSA’s Geology and Public Policy Committee.

“Constituent Coffee” at Senator Murphy’s (D-CT)
Attending a “Constituent Coffee” at Senator Murphy’s (D-CT) office with Dr. Suzanne O'Connell, Chair of GSA’s Geology and Society Division.

GSA Science Policy Fellowship

Are you a geoscientist interested in applying your knowledge to inform national policy issues?
Are you passionate about communicating with scientists, policymakers, and the general public?
Are you curious about science policy?

GSA is looking for a motivated, recent geoscience MS or PhD graduate with an interest in public policy, science communication, and outreach to spend a year in DC 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.

staffer’s-eye view of a briefing on carbon capture and sequestration
A staffer’s-eye view of a briefing on carbon capture and sequestration in the House Natural Resources Committee room.

communications workshop - Tools for Scientists: Substance and Style for Better Science Communications
Assisting GSA Annual Meeting attendees develop engaging messages about their science at the communications workshop - Tools for Scientists:  Substance and Style for Better Science Communications.

Fellow activities include:

The fellow will receive a competitive stipend and healthcare allowance. Funds are also available for fellowship-related travel. The fellowship is up to one year long, with a flexible start date as early as 1 September.

Apply for this Program

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV/resume, writing sample, and list of 3 references to Kasey White at .
Consideration of applications will begin 15 May.