American Geosciences Institute Offering Geoscience Fellowship

American Geosciences Institute Offering Geoscience Fellowship

American Geosciences Institute
The AGI Foundation supports educational, scientific, and charitable activities of benefit to the entire geoscience community and the member societies affiliated with the Institute. The Foundation is the principal source of U.S. tax-deductible endowment and programmatic contributions to the American Geosciences Institute from industry as well as private foundations and individual donors.

1. Geoscience Policy Internship

Level: BS/BA or MS/MA

Be a Geoscience Policy Intern with the American Geosciences Institute! The Geoscience Policy Program represents the geoscience community in Washington DC, and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster sound public policy in areas that affect geoscientists, including water, energy, and mineral resources; geologic hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education.

AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or geo-related engineering students (undergraduate or masters) with a strong interest in federal science policy. Interns will hone their writing and web publishing skills while gaining first-hand understanding of the legislative process and executive branch agencies.

You must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled in, or recently completed, a geoscience or geo-related eningeering bachelor’s or master’s degree program to apply.

Apply Online:

Fall Internship (14 weeks) – Application Deadline April 15  – Apply Here

AGI accepts one intern during the fall semester (September through December) at a fixed stipend of $5500. The stipend for the intern is provided through a generous grant from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation. the internship lasts 14 weeks, and the starting date will be based on the schedule of the successful applicant. Geoscience students with an interest in energy and resource issues are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain credit for the internship from their university.

Spring Internship (14 weeks) – Application Deadline October 15 – Apply Here

AGI accepts one intern during the spring semester (January through April) at a fixed stipend of $5500. The stipend for the intern is provided through a generous grant from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation. the internship lasts 14 weeks, and the starting date will be based on the schedule of the successful applicant. Geoscience students with an interest in energy and resource issues are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain credit for the internship from their university.

Summer Internship (12 weeks) – Application Deadline March 15  – Apply Here

AGI is planning to accept three interns for the summer at a fixed stipend of $5000 per person. Stipends for the interns are funded jointly by AGI and a generous grant from the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Foundation. The internship will last 12 weeks, and the starting date will be based on the schedule of the successful applicant.

Inquiries only to govt@agiweb.org.

2. William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship

Level: Ph.D.

All application materials are due on February 1, 2015.

Spend 12 months in Washington, DC, working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or on a congressional committee. The William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the legislative process and to make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscience information on issues relating to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy. Application deadline: February 1, 2015.

Funding for the fellowship is provided through an endowment established by the AGI Foundation to honor William L. Fisher, the Leonidas T. Barrow Centennial Chair in Mineral Resources and Professor at the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas, Austin. For more information please see The Fisher Endowment.

Qualifications and Application Procedures:

Prospective applicants should have a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communication skills. Although prior experience in public policy is not necessary, a demonstrable interest in applying science to solving public problems is desirable. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required. Applicants must be a member of one of AGI’s member societies, a list of which is available here.

The Fellowship carries an annual stipend of up to $68,000 plus allowances for health insurance, relocation costs, and travel. Additionally, it may be possible to extend the Fellowship for up to 4 months.

Interested candidates should submit:

  • A cover letter – The candidate’s cover letter should include an addendum listing the society memberships with membership numbers, and the names and contact information of your three references.
  • A statement of purpose – The statement of purpose should include your reasons for applying for this Fellowship, what you would bring to the Fellowship, and what you hope to gain from the Fellowship. It should be brief, no more than 1000 words in length.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference – Letters of reference should be submitted through the reference online submission link, or by regular mail by February 1, 2015.

Please submit all materials as a single word document (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf) using the online submission form.

All application materials are due on February 1, 2015.

Inquiries only to govt@agiweb.org.

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