AGI's Geoscience Policy and Critical Issues programs support well-informed decision making by providing information and facilitating dialogue between the geoscience community and decision makers. The programs actively work with Congress and federal agencies to foster better communication and public policy for the geosciences in areas including water, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education.
AGI interns are outstanding geoscience or engineering students or recent graduates (Bachelor's or Master's level) with a strong interest in federal science policy. Interns hone their writing and web publishing skills, while gaining first-hand policy experience and improving their understanding of the legislative process.
The program recruits many bright and talented young people to help launch their careers in the geoscience policy field. Lily Strelich (pictured here - center - in 2014), a former AGI intern and a freelance science writer for the American Geophysical Union, said her internship with AGI was "a perfect way to combine my interest in politics with my geology background… a perfect launching pad for me." Zack Schagrin (pictured here - at left), another former AGI intern who now works at the New Jersey Geological and Water Survey, said his internship "allowed me to try out different aspects of geology and determine which areas I wanted to explore further, while building professional skills from an organization known throughout the geosciences community."
To continue this important work to ensure the future of the geosciences, we need your help in sustaining this program. Join us in supporting the Geoscience Policy Internship Program!
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