The American Geosciences Institute is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship. The fellowship is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with federal legislation, and make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscientific knowledge on issues related to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy. The successful candidate will spend 12 months in Washington, D.C., working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or on a congressional committee.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, or a master’s degree in engineering plus three years of professional engineering experience. Applicants must also be a member of one of AGI’s member societies. Prospective applicants should have a broad geoscience background, excellent written and oral communication skills, and an interest in applying science to solving public problems. Applications are due February 1, 2016.