About American Association for the Advancement of Science

The world's largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) serves over 10 million professionals and science enthusiasts.  Founded in 1848, AAAS has stayed true to its mission for over 160 years: to promote science and technological breakthroughs to benefit society.

There are many internship programs available, including the Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program, Science and Human Rights Program, Center for Science, Technology and Congress Internship, Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy Internship, Science News Writing Internship (available in Washington, D.C., or Cambridge, Mass.) and the AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship.  AAAS also hosts an internship for students with disabilities sponsored in part by NASA.  All interns work closely with professional staff conducting research, planning seminars and conferences and assisting in other departmental duties.  Science interns work with the news writing staff contributing to the magazine and the online publication, ScienceNow.

Eligibility

Varies by program; check the website below for details.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Rahman Culver, MSW Internship Program Manager
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • AAAS
  • 1200 New York Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC 20005
  • Phone: (202) 326-6645

Stats

  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Unpaid, Varies
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students

Locations

  • Washington, DC