View American Geosciences Institute William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship
"This fellowship represents a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the legislative process on Capitol Hill. The successful candidate will spend 12 months (starting September 1, 2019) in Washington, D.C., working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Fellows 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. Funding for the fellowship is provided through an endowment established by the AGI Foundation to honor William L. Fisher, the Leonidas T. Barrow Centennial Chair in Mineral Resources and Professor at the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas, Austin. For more information please see The Fisher Endowment. This one-year fellowship carries an annual salary of $68,000, relocation and travel funds, plus a full benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, and a 403(b) plan." Prospective applicants should have a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communication skills. Although prior experience in public policy is not necessary, a demonstrable interest in applying science to solving public problems is desirable. A Ph.D. in geosciences, or a master's degree in geo-related engineering plus three years of professional engineering experience, is required by the time of appointment. Applicants must also be a member of one of AGI's member societies, a list of which is available here.
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