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Internships at AAAS

Mission | Work Environment | Responsibility

Are you ready to be a Force for Science?

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers paid full-time and part-time 12-week internships throughout the year. 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.

Meet The Force for Science Interns

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Claire Hogan, 2021 Production Intern

Department: Science Visuals

Major: Computational and Applied Mathematics and Statistics

School: William & Mary

"It doesn’t matter how interesting or important the research is — if you’re unable to communicate it effectively, the public won’t know about it. That’s why science communication is so important. It’s translating those huge, complex ideas into pieces that anyone can understand."




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Karen Arcos, 2021 Communications Intern

Department: SEA Change

Major: Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) and Chicano Latino Studies Emphasis

School: University of California, Irvine

"I’ve met individuals who’ve given me a sense of the breadth of career paths open to me with my neuroscience background."


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.

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