Science policy internship available to undergrads in agronomic, crop and soil sciences

A Science Policy Internship (SPI) for qualified individuals in the agronomic, crop, soil sciences, and related disciplines is being offered by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). This is a hands-on learning experience in the science policy arena. The SPI will work closely with the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Policy Programs Coordinator in Washington DC, monitoring and analyzing agricultural, natural resources, and environmental legislation, attending and participating in Congressional/Agency hearings and briefings, assisting in the preparation of position papers, directing the Societies’ grassroots advocacy activities, and communicating with members of the Societies. The SPI will also manage the Congressional Soils Caucus. The internship offers flexible start and end dates and can be for three to 12 months. The internship carries a stipend of $1,000 per month, plus living expenses of $500 per month. The SPI is responsible for health insurance and travel expenses to and from Washington DC.

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