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Internships at AAAS

Mission | Work Environment | Responsibility

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers paid full-time and part-time internships throughout the year. All opportunities are located at the AAAS headquarters located in downtown Washington, DC, and last up to 12 weeks. AAAS internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students and recent college graduates. As an Intern  you can expect to:

  1. Collaborate with employees and other interns professionally and socially,

  2. Apply knowledge attained through your education to real work situations, 

  3. Learn about AAAS as a whole and understand the organization outside of your assigned department, and

  4. Benefit from clear expectations and instructions from experienced employees in similar fields.

DO I HAVE TO BE A SCIENCE MAJOR?

We encourage students pursuing studies in STEM fields to apply for our internships. However, Interns have come from varied academic backgrounds including: 

  • Astronomy
  • Applied Statistics
  • Bioethics, Policy, and Law
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Cognitive Science
  • English Literature
  • Environment
  • Fine Arts and Graphic Design
  • Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
  • Journalism
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Science, Technology, and International Affairs
  • Spanish
  • and many more areas

Meet The Force for Science Interns

"Working on an open access journal is a powerful way to spread science to the people who need it."

Madelyn C. AAAS Intern

Madelyn Celovsky, 2017 Intern

Department: Science Advances

Major: Environmental Science

School: University of Michigan

Internship Takeaway: "I learned about the important role the Science journals play in promoting innovative and high-quality research to a wide audience. Also, I was able to see how wide the reach of AAAS is and how helpful it can be to my peers who are looking for career opportunities, outlets for activism, or even just a credible article to share."

 

 

 

 

"I had no previous experience in any scientific field but was drawn to AAAS by its highlight on science’s ability to address human rights issues along with many other social justice concerns."

Elizabeth J. AAAS Intern

Elizabeth Jackson, 2017 Intern

Department: Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships 

Major: Business Management

School: Mount Saint Mary’s University

Internship Takeaway: "I learned about the power of AAAS philanthropy and connecting individuals’ interests with causes and programs. AAAS is like a match-maker for passion and action in the scientific community."

FROM INTERN TO EMPLOYEE

Meet a few of our current employees who started out in the AAAS Internship Program. Click on their picture to learn more about their backgrounds and how they are working to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.
 

Chris Archbold

Financial Analyst I

Curtis L. Baxter III

Senior Program Associate

Lydia Kaprelian headshot

Lydia Kaprelian

Editorial Manager

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Joshua Colburn

Interim Program Associate

Chloe-McPherson

Chloe McPherson

Associate Government Relations Officer

Warren Dennis

Program Assistant

We Encourage All to Apply

AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities throughout the application and hiring process.

If you require an accommodation within the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us at jobs@aaas.org

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