Deadline: Applications are due JULY 15, 2013.
The American Phytopathological Society Public Policy Board (APS-PPB) is pleased to announce the availability of an internship to participate in Public Policy Board activities for the 2013-2015 fiscal years. The internship is open to APS early career members (current graduate students, or postdoctoral associates and junior professionals). Intern travel expenses will be covered for the APS PPB Spring meeting in Washington, D.C. in the second year (2015).
The goal of the APS Public Policy Early Career Internship is to provide an opportunity for the selected individual to gain hands-on experience in public policy at the national level that relates generally to agricultural science and specifically to matters of interest to APS. By working with the APS-PPB, the intern will learn how scientific societies, non-governmental organizations (NGO's), executive branch agencies (e.g., USDA, NSF, EPA, etc.), and the legislative branch interact in crafting public policy.
In the first year of the internship, the intern will be expected to participate in monthly PPB calls and in the preparation of newsletter items and policy white papers. The intern should be able to attend the 2015 spring governmental outreach meeting of the APS-PPB in Washington, D.C. (usually mid March). At the end of the internship, the intern will prepare a written and/or oral report on the experience for delivery to the APS-PPB and membership.
Other activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applications should be submitted as one portable document file (PDF file) saved as last name, first initial (example: SmithT_internship.pdf), and include all of the items described below. All application materials must be received by July 15, 2013, and should be sent to Jan Leach, Public Policy Board Chair, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application submissions should include:
The documents will be reviewed and the intern selected by the Public Policy Board. Announcement of the intern will be made by July 15, 2013.
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2008 Angela Records
2008-2009 Maritza Abril
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