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.
Varies by program; check the website below for details.
Rahman Culver, MSW Internship Program Manager
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 326-6645
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Unpaid, Varies
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students