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Geoscience Policy Position, American Geosciences Institute

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has an immediate opening for a new member of our Geoscience Policy program. The position may be filled at a junior or senior level. This is a full-time position based at AGI headquarters in Alexandria, Va.  

We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about representing the shared interests of the geoscience community in the federal policy process and fostering communication between the geoscience and policy communities. Primary duties and responsibilities include: working with AGI’s member societies and AGI’s Director of Geoscience Policy to develop and implement AGI’s contributions to the federal policy process; tracking, analyzing, and reporting on policy issues; organizing meetings, briefings, and testimony; participating in policy coalitions and working groups; creating and editing information products including news briefs, the Geoscience Policy Monthly Review, factsheets, web and social media content; working closely with AGI staff and interns.

Candidates must have experience in federal-level policy making; be able to work collaboratively and tactfully with federal policy makers, many external stakeholders, and AGI staff; and have exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or Ph.D. and a geoscience background preferred. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

AGI offers a salary commensurate with experience and full benefits, including health insurance and 403(b) plan. 

To apply: Please submit a single document that includes a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, names and contact information for three references to, listing “Geoscience Policy  position” in the subject line. Review will begin on 6 February 2017; the position will remain open until filled. AGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on the Geoscience Policy program, see

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represent more than 250,000 members. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests among geoscience professionals, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.


Alexandria, VA-based geoscience non-profit is seeking candidates for a full-time Technology Manager who is responsible for overall day-to-day computing operations, including website development and support. This position reports to and works closely with the Director of Technology and Communications. Tasks include: actively involved in the development and management of Drupal-based websites and some custom web app development in support of geoscience information and educational programs; oversee tech support of users; user account management on a variety of platforms (including Active Directory, Google Apps, and Drupal); familiarize new staff members with the technology systems; customize Windows computers for different departmental needs; manage and monitor enterprise backups; acquisition of new computers, printers and software through third-party vendors; acquire, manage and enforce software license agreements; work with other staff members to update Disaster Recovery Plan; and monitor the health of computer systems.  Some additional tasks in networking, servers, and user support may be required.  Demonstrated excellent organizational and record-keeping experience, discretion with sensitive information, technology systems support, and web development experience are required.  Familiarity with PHP, SQL, and/or C# desired.  Geoscience background is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience, full benefits provided, including health insurance and 403(b) plan.  To apply, please email with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.  Please indicate “Tech Manager” in the subject.  Position open until filled. EOE.


EARTH Magazine is your source for the science behind the headlines, covering the latest happenings in Earth, energy and environment news. Combine your love of science and passion for writing with a science writing internship at EARTH this summer.

EARTH is currently accepting applications for the summer 2017 internship.

The intern will work as a full member of the EARTH staff for the summer. Tasks include: pitching and writing news, trends, profiles and feature articles for print; copyediting and proofreading; art research; writing news articles for EARTH online; and keeping up our social media presence. There is also the potential for illustration and multimedia work for the right candidate.

This internship is intended for young writers seeking careers in science writing. Preference is given to candidates pursuing or holding an advanced degree in journalism and with a background in science, especially earth science, or with an advanced degree in science and a strong background in journalism. Upperclassmen with strong science and writing backgrounds, as well as experienced writers transitioning to science writing are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will have a proven record of being self-motivated and entrepreneurial.

The internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $5,000 stipend. Starting date is flexible.

The successful candidate has the choice to complete the internship at EARTH’s headquarters at the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, Va., or remotely from his or her location of choice — anywhere in the U.S.

Send a résumé, three writing samples and a letter describing what you hope to gain from the internship and how your previous experience makes you most suitable for this position via email

All applications must be received by March 10, 2017.

AGI is an equal opportunity employer.