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AMERICAN GEOSCIENCES INSTITUTE - WORKFORCE PROGRAM INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY - 2015 SUMMER COURSE DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues. The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.

AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern to work with the Workforce Staff this summer specifically on a grant funded by ConocoPhillips. This project is working with industry professionals from the American Institute of Professional Geologists to develop online short-courses to build specific skills or competencies for recent graduates or professionals looking for professional development opportunities. Tasks for the intern include interfacing with industry representatives to understand and build course content, curriculum design, assessment and activity development and developing educational materials. Other items that pertain to the grant, such as communication with geoscientific societies and geoscience departments, and creating new materials related to workforce development for the geoscience community, may be included.

This internship is intended for Master’s students (current or recently graduated) who are passionate about making positive impacts in the geoscience community and who have experience in science communication or education. A quantitative background in geoscience is required to apply for this position. Strong independent working skills and teamwork skills are required.

The summer 2015 internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $5,000 stipend. The starting date is flexible. The internship will be held in the offices for the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, VA. The intern will be responsible for finding a housing arrangement if needed. To apply for this position please send the following items addressed to Heather Houlton, with the subject heading, “Summer 2015 Workforce Program Course Development Internship” via email to workforce@americangeosciences.org:

1. A resume or CV

2. Contact information for two references a. Name, company, job title

b. Phone Number

c. Email address

3. A cover letter describing how your experience will help you in this position. All applications must be received by March 2nd, 2015. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

AGI is an equal opportunity employer.

AMERICAN GEOSCIENCES INSTITUTE - WORKFORCE PROGRAM INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY - 2015 SUMMER DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP

The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues. The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.

AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern to work with the Workforce Staff this summer specifically on a grant funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This project is a collaboration between the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO). The project titled, “Increasing the Participation and Retention or U.S. Underrepresented Geoscientists in the Deep Carbon Observatory” will be disseminating information about DCO science to the geoscience community, and distributing small awards for doctoral-level underrepresented geoscientists to participate in DCO activities and research. Tasks for the intern include interfacing with DCO representatives, networking with prominent diversity groups in the geosciences, disseminating and marketing DCO information to target groups, developing promotional materials, and handling program logistics such as application management and administrative tasks. Other items that pertain to the grant, such as communication with geoscientific societies and geoscience departments, and creating new materials related to increasing participation and diversity for the geoscience community may be included.

This internship is intended for undergraduate or Master’s students (current or recently graduated) who are passionate about making positive impacts in the geoscience community and who have experience in science communication. A background in geoscience is not required to apply for this position, but is strongly encouraged. Strong independent working skills and teamwork skills are required.

The summer 2015 internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $5,000 stipend. The starting date is flexible. The internship will be held in the offices for the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, VA. The intern will be responsible for finding a housing arrangement if needed. To apply for this position, please send the following items addressed to Heather Houlton, with the subject heading, “Summer 2015 Workforce Program Diversity Internship” via email to workforce@americangeosciences.org:

1. A resume or CV

2. Contact information for two references a. Name, company, job title

b. Phone Number

c. Email address

3. A cover letter describing how your experience will help you in this position. All applications must be received by March 2nd, 2015. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

AGI is an equal opportunity employer.

EDUCATION SPECIALIST - CENTER FOR GEOSCIENCE AND SOCIETY - AMERICAN GEOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is seeking an experienced education professional for the position of Education Specialist in our new Center for Geoscience and Society (Center) for a two year initial period, with the possibility of continuation. The work of the Education Specialist will be varied, emergent, and evolving. Initially the position will focus on developing and delivering teacher professional development sessions to varied K-12 audiences, developing and reviewing curriculum materials, and generating innovative approaches to promoting Earth and space science (geoscience) awareness across all sectors of society. The Education Specialist will report to the Center Director, but will function with a high degree of independence, calling for initiative, creativity, flexibility, and organization. AGI’s work involves extensive collaboration with other societies, government agencies, and professional associations. Strong candidates for this position will have teaching and/or academic background in K-12 science, with preference for a focus in geoscience fields and/or integrated science. Applicants for this position should highlight specific credentials, experience, and/or former employment related to curriculum, instruction (including uses of technology), geoscience, STEM education, and teacher professional development. These may include, but are not limited to employment as a K-12 teacher, experience designing curriculum, advanced academic study, formal professional development opportunities (as a participant and/or facilitator), active engagement with related professional associations, and so on. The position will be located at the Alexandria office of AGI, with possible part-time telecommuting options and some paid travel required.

To apply please send a complete professional resume with a cover letter making clear the connections between your experience and the position as described above to: Ed Robeck, Director, Center for Geoscience and Society, American Geosciences Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302 or apply via e-mail to ecrobeck@agiweb.org (please include the subject line: "Education Specialist Application").

AGI was founded in 1948, under a directive of the National Academy of Sciences, as a network of associations representing geoscientists with a diverse array of skills and knowledge of our planet. The Institute provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, 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. See: www.americangeosciences.org.

The American Geosciences Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SCIENCE WRITING SUMMER INTERNSHIP - EARTH MAGAZINE

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 2015 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 $4,000 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 to:earth@earthmagazine.org

All applications must be received by March 13, 2015.

AGI is an equal opportunity employer.
 

EARTH Science Writing Externship

EARTH’s externship is an opportunity for select students and inexperienced writers to learn about the process of writing and editing a news story about recent scientific research, and to get professionally edited and published clips. Most of our externs have backgrounds studying science — particularly geoscience-related fields relevant to EARTH's typical content — and are interested in potentially pursuing science writing as a part- or full-time career option. But EARTH welcomes applicants of all backgrounds who are interested in sharing what's new in earth science with a broad audience. We typically work with three or four externs at any given time, but we regularly rotate in new writers as positions come open.

If you are selected as an EARTH extern, the position is essentially an as-you're-available writing opportunity. In any given week or month when you have time to write, you'll email us and say, "Hey, I have time to write." Then, either we can assign you a story or you can pitch stories to us — it's up to you. If you've got a great idea for a story and would like practice pitching your idea to an editor, you're encouraged to do so. On the other hand, if you'd prefer that we provide you with an assignment — as is the case with many first-time externs, for example — that's fine too.

Our extern-written stories typically cover a recent, peer-reviewed scientific study or report, and include quotes about the study from multiple expert sources — obtained via first-person interviews — just as a professional news story would. Before your first assignment, we'll provide guidance about the general style, tone and structure of the news stories we publish in EARTH to help get you started. And then we'll work with you through the writing and editorial process. You're encouraged to ask questions, and you're welcome write as frequently or infrequently as works for you and the magazine's editorial staff.

The externship is a remote position; you can work from any location and at your leisure. Once a story is assigned, you’ll generally have one to two weeks to research, report and write it before turning it in. (We do ask that you stick closely to deadlines, so please keep that in mind when determining your availability to write.) Once edited and finalized, extern-written stories are posted on EARTH's website as soon as possible. Select extern-written pieces may also appear in a print issue of the magazine. Publication, either online and/or in print, is subject to the discretion of the editorial staff and is not guaranteed. The externship is unpaid.

If you're interested in the experience, email a cover letter discussing your interest in the geosciences and why you'd make a great extern at EARTH, your resume or CV, and at least one writing sample to earth@earthmagazine.org to apply.