SRHRL Internship

The Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program 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.

Who Should Apply

Candidates should have an interest in the intersection of science and technology, human rights, ethics and the law; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a strong academic background. All fields will be considered. Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, and recent graduates, are all eligible to apply for the internship.  

Scheduling is flexible, but interns are expected to work at least four days per week for a minimum of 32 hours per week. Internships are for a period of 12 weeks.

What the Internship Involves

Interns work closely with AAAS staff across a range of projects, helping to prepare proposals, participate in on-going research, organize meetings, and contribute to publications. They also have the opportunity to attend relevant conferences and meetings in the Washington, D.C. area. Information about the Program's current projects and activities is available under the human rights, ethics, and law tabs at the top of the page. 

Internships are paid, however, the Program is unable to subsidize expenses related to housing or travel. The Program will accommodate students interested in receiving course credit. Requests for course credit must be pre-approved by your academic department and indicated in your application.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your dates of availability and a resume to srhrl@aaas.org with "AAAS Internship" and your name as the subject line. 

Required Application Materials

  • Dates of availability (please indicate in your cover letter)
  • Cover letter (pdf preferred)
  • Resume (pdf preferred)

Application Deadlines

  • Winter/Spring - November 15 
  • Summer - March 15

Internship Start Dates

  • Winter/Spring - January 15 or 29 
  • Summer - May 14, May 28, or June 11

Current Interns

Claudia Nunez-Eddy

Claudia Nunez-Eddy is currently completing her MS in Biology and Society, with a concentration in bioethics, policy, and law, from Arizona State University. She holds a BA in Global Health and a BS in Biological Sciences.

Joy Jackson

Shivani Shah