(Paid) Internship at AAAS


Who We Are
“The advancement of science should be the chief concern of a nation that would conserve and increase the welfare of its people.”
-James McKeen Cattell, former AAAS President and Editor of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19th century to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world’s largest general scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.

AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas. We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.

Work With Us
We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time or full-time Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Intern in Washington, DC. DoSER is part of the Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs, and facilitates communication between scientific and religious communities. DoSER builds on AAAS’s long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large. The duration of the internship is 12-weeks, preferably beginning in early September.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Support the administration of the Engaging Scientists in the Science and Religion Dialogue project
Contribute to the development and implementation of project deliverables
Assist with the planning and logistics of multiple meetings and conferences
Conduct research on topics and current events relevant to science and religion
Perform other related duties as assigned

Key Requirements
Must currently be enrolled in a Master’s degree program or recently graduated from an undergraduate program. Pursuing a degree in science related discipline preferred
Minimum of 1 year of prior work/internship experience in an office setting
Excellent written and oral communication
Sincere interest in public engagement and interest in fostering dialogue between scientific and religious communities
Strong background/coursework in one or more of the following: biology, evolutionary biology, astrobiology, ecology, physics, genetics, bioethics, religious studies, or theology
Familiarity with contemporary software packages, particularly Microsoft Office
Experience with digital media and social media communication platforms

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by August 28, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If we think you might be a good fit for the role, we will contact you with next steps.

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.