Fellowship, Internship, Travel Grant and Mentoring Opportunities

1.  2012-2013 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship

The American Geosciences Institute is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship. The successful candidate will spend 12 months (starting September 2012) in Washington, DC, working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or a congressional committee. The fellowship represents a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the federal legislative process and make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscientific knowledge on issues relating to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy.

 Prospective applicants should have a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communications skills. Minimum requirements are a Master’s degree with at least three years of post-degree work experience or a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Although prior experience in public policy is not necessary, a demonstrable interest in applying science to the solution of public problems is desirable. Applicants must be a member of one of AGI’s member societies (see list).

The fellowship carries an annual stipend of up to $65,000 plus allowances for health insurance, relocation, and travel. Additionally, the fellowship includes a possible two to four month extension.

 Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, statement of purpose and a  curriculum vitae and request three letters of reference. Candidates should ask three people to submit letters of reference through the online submission site. Deadline for submission of applications is February 1, 2012.

Please visit the AGI Fisher Fellows Webpage for more information and for a list with links of other geosciences societies that offer similar fellowships.

2.  2012 Geosciences and Policy Internships with AGI Government Affairs

AGI’s Government Affairs Program offers summer and semester internship opportunities for geoscience students (undergraduates or Masters students) with an interest in public policy and in how Washington impacts the geoscience community. Interns gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They hone writing, research, and web publishing skills. Stipends for the interns are generously supported by AGI, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the American Institute of Professional Geologists Foundation.

The following links provide additional information on the internships and how to apply. Go to the links to submit an application online.

2012 AGI/AIPG Summer Internships
Apply by March 15 of internship year (Open for submission of applications on Nov 1 of previous year)

2012 AGI/AAPG Fall Semester Internships
Apply by April 15 of internship year (Open for submission of applications on Nov 1 of previous year)

2013 AGI/AAPG Spring Semester Internships
Apply by October 15 of previous year (Open for submission of applications on April 30 of previous year) 

Please send any comments or requests for information to AGI Government Affairs Program at govt@agiweb.org.

3. Another program we have received information for is the 34th International Congress (IGC) Students and Early Career Scientists Travel Grant and Mentoring Program.

 For more information please visit: http://www.geosociety.org/flyers/IGC_Grant2012.pdf

The GSA Foundation, the U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences, Shell, Inc., and the American Geosciences Institute are excited to announce a travel grant and mentoring program for students and early career scientists who are enrolled in, or employed at, U.S. institutions. Early career scientists are defined as those within 7 years of receiving their Ph.D. Each award is anticipated to be a maximum of $3,000.


To apply, please submit the following items by 17 February, 2012, to http://www.geosociety.org/grants/travel.htm
An on-line application/résumé,
Proof of abstract submission as first author and a copy of the submitted abstract,

A record of relevant courses and grades (students only),

Two letters of recommendation, and a

Cover letter addressing your reasons for attending the meeting and a prioritized budget of expenses.


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