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Welcome to the AAAS Employment Opportunities Web page.  This listing includes all vacancies currently available and is updated on a regular basis.

AAAS' policy requires the electronic submission of a Web-based application for employment form, using our AAAS Employment Application Web site.  Applicants who are unable to submit an electronic application should refer to the "Online Application System Accessibility Statement" below.

Applications received for jobs not currently available or for unspecified jobs will neither be processed nor retained on file.  AAAS will only consider you for one vacancy at a time, so please apply only for the position that you feel best fits your education, experience, and skills. 

No question on our application form is intended to secure or solicit information that may indicate a legally protected status.  Do not include any information that may indicate a protected status in this application.  All applicants and employees will be treated in a non-discriminatory manner in conformity with applicable laws and regulations.

To apply for a vacant position, click the "apply now" button on the bottom of the job vacancy announcement.  You will be automatically directed to the AAAS Employment Application Web site.  All Web application forms must include a resume and cover letter attachment in Microsoft Word format with a .doc extension.  Applications received without these attachments will not be considered.

Applications for graphic design and illustration positions should include a URL link for portfolio viewing.  If this is not available, design samples may be sent via e-mail to jobs@aaas.org.  Applications containing writing samples may also provide a URL if available, or you may e-mail the writing samples to jobs@aaas.org.  Emails with design or writing samples must include a reference to the job vacancy announcement in both the subject header and body of the email message.  Writing and design/illustration samples must be sent in PDF or Microsoft Word format with a .doc extension.

AAAS is committed to equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  Applicants and employees with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state or local laws.  After an offer of employment is made, please request an accommodation if you require one in order to perform the functions of your job.  We will then determine if we can provide such accommodation.

Online Application System Accessibility Statement: AAAS is committed to ensuring that its online application process is accessible to any and all users.  If you wish to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact a Human Resources Representative at jobs@aaas.org or call 202-326-6470.  Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.  Our TDD number for the hearing impaired is 202-326-6728.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with AAAS.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS


Business Director, Science Advances (Req. #2202)
Design Director (Req. #0005)
Editor, Science Advances (Req. #2203)
Associate Editor (Req. #2184)
Copywriter (Req. #2187)
Fulfillment Analyst (Req. #2201)
Senior Program Associate (Req. #2192)
Senior Web Developer, Marketing (Req. #2178)
Writer II (Req. #2154)
Center for Science, Technology, & Security Policy (CSTSP) Internship (Req. #2205)
Dialogue on Science, Ethics, & Religion (DoSER) Internship (Req. #2193)
Dialogue on Science, Ethics, & Religion (DoSER) Internship (Req. #2194)
Finance and Grants Internship (Req. #2183)
Research Scholar, Center for Science Diplomacy (Req. # 1002)
AAAS Internships (General)

Business Director, Science Advances (Req. #2202)  (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Business Director for our new digital, open-access journal, Science Advances, spanning the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences. The Business Director will assume an active role in the development and implementation of Science Advances’ strategic initiatives and in meeting the journal’s overall strategic and financial objectives.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Manages budgets and ensures overall financial success of Science Advances
  • Proposes and establishes pricing, policies, and procedures for article processing charges (APCs); Helps integrate APC collection with CTS system; Oversees internal CTS system or third-party APC collection service and monitor to ensure accuracy and quality communication with authors; Identifies and helps institute any other potential viable revenue streams such as AAAS mission-centric and financially viable spinoff products
  • Develops overall marketing strategy and implements annual marketing plans; Analyzes usage reports, sets growth goals, and works to achieve those goals
  • Oversees community outreach plan ensuring effective promotions to appropriate audiences such as direct (e)mail, advertising, meetings, SEO, and personal selling
  • Conducts market research periodically to understand and ensure Journal is meeting needs of its constituents; Researches and evaluate products and trends in scientific-technical-medical (STM) and Open Access (OA) communities to evaluate the competition and identify growth opportunities
  • Establishes policies and procedures regarding rights and permissions; Proposes and works to employ appropriate licenses from Creative Commons; Liaises with CTS, RightsLink, or another system to manage APC billing, collections, and reporting
  • Establishes the budget; Monitors and reports on revenue and cost variances; Works with finance to revise financial projections and reports and update the 5-year plan as needed
  • Collaborates closely with senior management, editorial, production, communications, membership, sales, finance, and others to fulfill strategic plans for Journal
  • Supervises the Marketing Manager and any additional business staff

Minimum qualifications:

  • Extensive university or college-level training leading to a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Ten or more years of STM publishing experience including development of program operating budgets and financial reporting responsibility
  • Experience launching and marketing a new title (Open Access journal preferred)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to articulate complex issues and situations in clear, understandable, and diplomatic terms
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required by the position

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Design Director (Req. #0005)   (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a talented Design Director, Web and Print, to lead design efforts for Science, the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.

Reporting to the Chief Digital Media Officer (Science), the Design Director will be responsible for the look of Science digital and print as well as an evolving set of new products introduced by the Digital creative team.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Leads a small team of designers and graphic specialists in the weekly creation of print and digital versions of Science magazine, serving as a leader in setting goals and expectations and in nurturing talent
  • Establishes an overall design vision, philosophy, and work process for design team
  • Provides design leadership and vision and produces conceptual ideas with a focus in design development and production
  • Creates concepts and executes design solutions
  • Establishes and helps with thematic and concept creation for graphic, environmental, and digital design
  • Helps to evolve and document the design and brand concepts for Science
  • Supports the coordination of design elements in coordination with the Digital Media management team
  • Works with Digital Media management team and graphics team to ensure the design vision is executed in a consistent and quality manner
  • Supports the Chief Digital Media officer, as needed, in establishing and developing processes for the design team, including the thematic narrative, concept design, design development, production design, file management, timeline management and ensures that those processes are maintained
  • Monitors and manages budgets and schedules of design department
  • Helps establish and improve project workflow process and procedures
  • Ensures effectively trained design talent, and becomes involved in the local, national and international design communities
  • Brings design solutions to the management team to ensure that cutting-edge design is always at the forefront

Minimum requirements:

  • Extensive university or college-level training leading to a Bachelor’s degree in design or another related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience managing design teams to include experience in both print and digital using a wide spectrum of design tools and evolving products
  • Experience managing staff in a collaborative environment and under deadline pressure
  • Demonstrated track record of proven success in creating and maintaining high-quality print magazines, websites and digital applications
  • Must possess an acutely critical eye toward high-quality design and a high standard of excellence that inspires others to follow
  • Ability to work well under the pressures of creating a weekly product while maintaining a cooperative and collaborative style of leadership
  • Strong understanding of the digital and publishing markets and ability to keep up with industry trends and new technologies

To be considered, candidates must produce a broad portfolio that includes cover designs, feature and news design examples. Because of the dual responsibility to both print and digital, candidates should be able to show websites, applications and mobile products both designed and maintained through his/her direction.

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Editor, Science Advances (Req. #2203)  (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the Science family of journals, seeks a well-respected scientist with an entrepreneurial spirit, broad research interests and networks, impeccable judgment in scientific excellence, and a passion for scientific communication to become the inaugural Editor for our new digital, open-access journal, Science Advances, spanning the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences.

The new Editor ideally will have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline, ten or more years of research experience, and some prior involvement with scientific journal editing. Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief of Science, the Editor will be responsible for providing overall editorial direction and strategy for the new journal, defining its scope, and serving as its champion. S/he will lead a team of Associate Editors based at academic and research institutions and establish the highest quality of the peer-review process, ensure timely decisions, and build a reputation for the new journal as a preferred choice for disseminating important new discoveries. The position is full time, although it could potentially be shared by two part-time editors.

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Associate Editor (Req. #2184)  (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a full time Associate Editor in the physical sciences to work, preferably, in our Washington, DC, USA or Cambridge, UK office. We are looking for a scientist with broad interests, a lively curiosity, and experience with cutting-edge research in at least one, but preferably more than one, of the following fields: geophysics, seismology, mineral physics and mechanics, materials science. Science is published by the AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific membership organization. Visit us at www.sciencemag.org and www.aaas.org.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Manages the selection, review, and editing of research manuscripts
  • Works with authors on revisions, soliciting review articles, and special issues
  • Fosters contacts and communication with the scientific community
  • Solicits manuscripts from authors at scientific community meetings or over the phone
  • Stays abreast of scientific advances through literature reviews, meetings and professional contacts

Minimum qualifications:

  • Mastery of a professional field acquired through completion of a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline
  • Three to five years of experience or post-doctoral research with multiple publications
  • Ability to work constructively as a member of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate with authors and reviewers in evaluating, editing, and modifying manuscripts
  • Strong technology skills in contemporary software packages
  • Previous editorial experience is not necessary, but evidence of an aptitude and passion for the communication of science is essential

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Copywriter (Req. #2187)  (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks an experienced copy writer to support the in-house creative initiatives including design and production within the Office of Publishing & Member Services.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Works with creative staff to develop and execute advertising campaigns and tactical marketing executions
  • Produces copy for direct mail, email, digital display ads, brochures, websites, print ads, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications:

  • Extensive university or college-level training leading to a Bachelor’s in design, marketing, art, or a related field
  • Five to seven years of experience writing copy design to drive online registrations and purchases
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously; set priorities for multiple projects; meet deadlines under pressure; and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of contemporary software packages including MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, as well as, design software
  • Experience in a non-profit environment is preferred
  • Strong understanding of the scientific community and the culture of science and engineering is preferred

Design samples, in addition to resume and cover letter, must be submitted with the application in order to be considered.

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Fulfillment Analyst (Req. #2201)  (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Fulfillment Analyst to manage site license subscriptions for the Office of Publishing and Member Services.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinates fulfillment of institutional subscriptions to AAAS online journals
  • Assists with system and/or process improvement analysis and projects
  • Fulfills Site Licensing orders and payments
  • Monitors, processes, and analyzes weekly reports and orders, and ensures associated tasks are completed and accurate
  • Reviews accuracy of templates for high revenue business deals
  • Assists with Salesforce.com related maintenance, general oversight and data hygiene
  • Follows up with subscribers regarding outstanding payments and access termination
  • Provides customer service support Executes high level special projects as assigned

Minimum qualifications:

  • Formal training program of one to two years beyond high school or an Associate's degree (Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred)
  • Three to five years related professional work experience (can be comprised of professional internships)
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Solid attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • Good decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • SalesForce.com experience is a plus

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Senior Program Associate (Req. #2192)  (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Senior Program Associate to work within the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion Program. The position involves a project in partnership with select seminaries throughout the US to integrate science into their core curricula, with a goal of promoting a positive understanding of science among religious leaders and eventually the communities they serve.

This position is anticipated to extend for an initial period of one year with the possibility of renewal.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Works with partners including Association of Theological Schools, religious leaders and prominent scientists on seminary science curricula development and implementation
  • Facilitates planned workshops and events
  • Writes and edits project-related materials
  • Represents and speaks on behalf of the project and supervises project interns

Minimum qualifications:

  • Extensive university or college level training leading to a Master’s degree or PhD in the biological or physical sciences or theology, with coursework in theology or seminary based training, or similar relevant experience
  • Experience or familiarity with theological seminaries and curricula administration
  • Strong technology skills in contemporary software packages, particularly in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel at least twice annually
  • Experience organizing public events

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Senior Web Developer, Marketing (Req. #2178)  (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Senior Web Developer to manage the technical aspects of the Eloqua email and marketing automation system within the Office of Publishing and Member Services (OPMS).

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Manages the technical aspects of the Eloqua email and marketing automation system, including form building, program building, and troubleshooting
  • Builds and deploys responsive and mobile friendly web forms and landing pages, microsites (preferably using Acquia Drupal but Wordpress is acceptable as well), extensions, and modifications to existing AAAS Drupal site; integrations with email and marketing automation tools; and more
  • Prepares and maintains AAAS and OPMS web pages in accord with AAAS electronic publishing plans and policies; participates in the development of other assigned electronic publishing projects
  • Strategizes present and future technology needs and evaluates changes in technologies; assists in long-range planning of technology activities
  • Attends computer-related meetings/conferences to stay abreast of latest technology

Minimum qualifications:

  • Extensive university or college level training leading to a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Five to seven years working in a fast paced environment, ideally managing technology platforms in service of marketing initiatives
  • Strong ability to execute forward-thinking and innovative website designs that emphasize usability
  • Ability to conceptualize new websites and express these concepts using information architecture and wireframes
  • Front end development expertise in the following: HTML, XHTML and HTML5; CSS and CSS3;
  • Responsive designs and Media Query; JavaScript/AJAX and JavaScript libraries: jQuery and jQuery UI; Expert in theming CMS, blog, and publishing platforms: Drupal and WordPress
  • Understanding and experience using databases a plus

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Writer II (Req. #2154)  (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Writer II to write and edit articles for Science Careers website.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Reports, writes, and edits features and blog postings for Science Careers
  • Stays abreast of news, information, and issues related to science careers via press releases, personal contacts, and other sources
  • Works with the Science Careers editor to commission articles
  • Works with writers and editors to secure art for Science Careers articles
  • Attends Science news department meetings and meetings with Science Business Office and AAAS units related to science careers
  • Occasionally writes career-related news for Science magazine and its online news sites

Minimum qualifications:

  • Extensive university or college level training leading to at least a Bachelor’s degree (some graduate studies and research preferred)
  • At least three to five years of professional experience in science writing, reporting and editing
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of science-related issues and research
  • Familiarity with social networking and blogging platforms
  • Ability to work as part of a widely dispersed but close-knit team
  • Ability to communicate with public, professional, and diverse audiences
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience writing about science career issues preferred

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Center for Science, Technology, & Security Policy (CSTSP) Internship (Req. #2205)  (Intern/Temporary)
Location: Washington DC

The Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy seeks interns interested in the field of science and security policy. CSTSP activities include international arms control and nonproliferation, laboratory or facility safety and security, research ethics, cooperative bio-engagement, domestic biosecurity issues. Topics CSTSP cover include nuclear, bio, chemical, cyber, space, energy, and environmental security. Regions or countries in which CSTSP works include the Middle East, North Africa, and Uzbekistan.

CSTSP internships offer graduate and undergraduate students a unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience in national and international security, particularly as it relates to science.

The internship should last four to six months long, depending on availability. Scheduling is flexible, but an intern is expected to work at least 25 hours per week. All applications must be submitted by April 20th, 2014.

Major duties & responsibilities:

  • Monitor legislation, Executive branch policies, and international activities related to science and security issues
  • Participate in CSTSP program activities and work on CSTSP projects
  • Attend relevant events, meetings, and Congressional hearings
  • Participate in meetings of the biosecurity policy community
  • Assist in drafting policy briefs, proposals, or project reports

Minimum qualifications:

  • Strong interest in national and international science and security issues
  • Solid written/verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Superior attention to detail, ability to manage several projects at once
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with the MS Office Suite and internet research
  • Graduate students with undergraduate studies in science field preferred, but others are invited to apply as well

In addition to the required resume, interested parties should also attach a brief cover letter including links to writing samples or attach other samples of online work.

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Dialogue on Science, Ethics, & Religion (DoSER) Internship (Req. #2193)  (Intern/Temporary)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks an intern to assist the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program and Science and Theological Education project. DoSER is part of the AAAS Center for Science, Policy, & Society Programs directorate. DoSER was established to facilitate communication between scientific and religious communities. The Dialogue builds on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large.

The internship is anticipated to extend for a period of 3 months with a potential to extend to 6 months.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Corresponds with scientific and theological educational institutions
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of project ideas
  • Helps organize meetings and conferences
  • Gathers information on topics important for science and religion
  • Provides support on various projects and activities

Minimum qualifications:

  • Strong academic background (BS preferred; all majors considered) Background/coursework in one of the following: biology, evolutionary biology, astrobiology, ecology, physics, genetics, bioethics, religious studies, or theology
  • A strong interest in issues relating to the intersection of science and religion
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Experience or familiarity with theological education Knowledge of contemporary software packages including the Microsoft Office Suite

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Dialogue on Science, Ethics, & Religion (DoSER) Internship (Req. #2194)  (Intern/Temporary)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks an intern to assist the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program in the Center for Science, Policy, & Society Programs directorate. DoSER was established to facilitate communication between scientific and religious communities. The Dialogue builds on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large.

The internship is anticipated to extend for a period of 3 months with a potential to extend to 6 months.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of project ideas
  • Helps organize workshops and conferences
  • Gathers information on topics important for science and religion
  • Assists with general outreach activities including social media and website development
  • Provides support on various projects and activities

Minimum qualifications:

  • Strong academic background (BS preferred; all majors considered)
  • Background/coursework in one of the following: biology, astronomy, physics, genetics, neuroscience, religious studies, or theology
  • A strong interest in issues relating to the intersection of science and religion
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Experience or familiarity with religious communities
  • Knowledge of contemporary software packages including the Microsoft Office Suite

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Finance and Grants Internship (Req. #2183)  (Intern/Temporary)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Finance & Grants Intern to play an integral administrative support role to budgeting, finance and accounts payable; compliance with federal agreements; and general activities of the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships.

For over 40 years the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships have bridged science and policy by bringing talented scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages to Washington DC, to contribute knowledge and analytical skills in support of well-informed public policy, to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation in the federal government, and to build leadership capacity for a strong science and technology workforce in America. For more information visit www.fellowships.aaas.org

The intern should be able to commit to at least a full semester. Scheduling is flexible, but the intern is expected to work 15-20 hours per week.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Organizes, reviews, and prepares travel expense reports and health insurance reimbursement requests and processes invoices
  • Data entry of reimbursement information into Excel and on-line systems
  • Updates databases, websites and project management software
  • Updates electronic files: scans documents and other electronic filing
  • Processes degree and debarment/suspension verifications through on-line systems
  • Supports special projects and conducts other tasks as assigned

Minimum qualifications:

  • Extensive university or college-level undergraduate training in accounting, finance, or a related field
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and deadlines, and Internet research and database management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility, ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Accounts payable experience is a plus

* Resume, cover letter, and 2 brief writing samples must be submitted in order to be considered.

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Research Scholar, Center for Science Diplomacy (Req. # 1002)  (Full Time)
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Science Diplomacy is accepting applicants for its early-career research scholar program to conduct short-term (up to 6 months) independent research in policy aspects at the intersection of science and technology (S&T) and diplomacy. The Center was founded, in part, to develop an intellectual foundation for science diplomacy, where science, its methods, and applications are essential elements of foreign policy and international relations. For more information: http://www.aaas.org/news/become-research-scholar-center

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; scholars are selected depending on their fit for the program, research proposal, and timing.

The scholar will:

  • Research a specific policy aspect at the intersection of S&T and diplomacy, developed in conjunction with the Center leadership
  • Summarize research findings, analyze the implications of the findings, and provide policy formulation or strategic implementation options
  • Publish and convene on the research topic

Eligibility:

  • Extensive advanced university or college level training leading to Ph.D. or doctoral-equivalent degree in a field of science, engineering, or political science/international relations received within the past five years (in exceptional circumstances, a student currently pursuing a doctoral degree with a strong background in both science and technology and international relations could be considered for the program)
  • Excellent research skills
  • Experience with policy issues, particularly in areas related to international relations, if the advanced degree is in science or engineering; experience with S&T issues, if the advanced degree is in political science/international relations
  • Strong written and verbal communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills

To be considered, applicants must provide the following required information:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining their interest in science diplomacy, describing their proposed research topic(s) of interest, and indicating when they would like to conduct the research
  • One or more writing samples on a policy issue that may include links to additional samples of work available on-line

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


AAAS Internships (General)  (Intern/Temporary)
Location: Washington DC

Paid internships exist at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to provide actual or practical work experience. Students apply knowledge gained through their education to work situations. Paid internships can be full-time or part-time and are granted for a period of less than 6 months.

Volunteer internships at AAAS exist to make use of training and abilities of undergraduate and graduate students in developing special projects or studies for the organization. Students can relate their education and training to particular subject areas in providing services. Volunteer internships can be full-time or part-time and students can earn college credit depending on the requirements of the college or university.

Science Magazine Internships:

  • Science News Writing Internship—Washington, D.C., USA
  • The AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship

Science & Policy Programs Internships:

  • Center for Science, Technology and Congress Internship
  • Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy (CSTSP) Internship
  • The Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program
  • Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion (DoSER) Program

**Please visit the AAAS Internship Opportunities Web Site at http://www.aaas.org/page/internship-opportunities for details on available internships, deadlines, duties, length of internships, how to apply (if other than through HR), and other important information.

AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.



 
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