Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Internship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks an intern to work within the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program (SRHRL), which is based within the AAAS Center of Science, Policy & Society Programs. SRHRL addresses ethical, legal and human rights issues related to the conduct and application of science and technology.
The Program has a long-standing commitment to providing substantive internship opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs from all fields of science and engineering, as well as law students. Interns work closely with AAAS staff across a range of projects, helping to prepare proposals, organize meetings, contribute to publications, manage computer databases, draft web content, and participate in on-going research. They also have the opportunity to attend relevant conferences and meetings in the Washington, D.C. area, and write for the Program's newsletters.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Undergraduate coursework in a scientific or related field
  • An interest in the intersection of science and technology, human rights, ethics and the law
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong academic background- all fields will be considered
Scheduling is flexible, but interns are expected to work at least four days per week for a minimum of 32 hours per week, but 40 hours per week is preferred. Internships are for a period of 10-12 weeks, with preference given to candidates who can intern for at least 12 weeks. ////

Apply here.