Summer Internship Opportunity: Science & Technology in the
Internship description: Science and technology play significant roles in a variety of pressing policy issues, from climate change to nuclear weapons. Student Pugwash and ASU's Professional Master's Program in Science and Technology Policy partnered to develop a nonpartisan, educational science and technology policy portal to the 2012 elections. The intern will
assist SPUSA in promoting and updating the election guide and will facilitate our popular elections multimedia contest, which received over 1,500 entries in 2008. The intern
will work directly with SPUSA's President and Vice President and our partner organization, Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes.
- Update content for the guide's issue briefs
- Coordinate the elections multimedia contest
- Tracke science and technology policy issues in the media
- Assist with getting the word out about the guide and the elections contest
- Using your skills to make a difference in the world!
The internship is unpaid, but every effort will be made to compensate
the intern with an enriching experience relevant to his/her
professional and educational goals, including course credit upon request. Work hours are very flexible.
- Previous experience with issues relating to science, technology, and policy preferred but not required
- Ability to work independently
- Good organizational skills
- Experience with web maintenance is a plus, but is not mandatory
- Office space is available for interns in the Phoenix area. Remote interns will also be accepted
Founded in 1979, Student Pugwash USA (SPUSA) is a non-profit
organization that empowers students and young people to explore the
socially responsible use of science and technology. We are the U.S.
student affiliate of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization,
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. See http://www.spusa.org
Application process: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a resumé or CV, writing
sample preferably relevant to science and technology policy or related issues, and a cover letter
explaining why you are interested in this particular internship to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions are welcome via email; no phone calls please. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Internship dates are flexible.