GSA is seeking an early-career geoscience graduate to spend a year in Washington D.C. as the 2018-2019 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 in areas such as 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 GSA Science Policy Fellowship is open to recent Masters or PhD graduates. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, excellent oral and written communication skills, be self-motivated, and have a demonstrated interest in public policy and science communication. This one-year position includes a stipend and 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
. Consideration of applications will begin 15 May.
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