Job Opportunities at AIP

The American Institute of Physics provides a wide variety of services for science societies, the physics community, students and the general public, as well as for over 100,000 people who comprise AIP’s Member Societies.

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Current open positions

The American Institute of Physics is offering a paid internship opportunity under the direction of the News & Media Services team. This position is expected to last for twelve weeks during the summer of 2015. The successful candidate will spend most of their time researching, writing and editing content for the Inside Science line of news products, which includes Inside Science News Service (AP-style wire service for science news), Inside Science Currents (blog) and online content for Inside Science TV. They will also be invited to participate in the editorial discussions with the editors of Inside Science and gain first-hand experience working in a nonprofit news operation. Course credit for internship requirement will be certified where applicable. Our office is located close to public transportation and the University of Maryland, College Park.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Government Relations Division is seeking a Senior Science Policy Writer. The successful candidate will monitor and disseminate information on the formulation of federal legislation, policy, and related matters.  As a member of the Government Relations team, she/he will support AIP and Member Societies in their interactions with Congress and other policy makers.

AIP provides policy information through FYI: the AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, a well-regarded, objective, authoritative digest of science policy developments in Washington impacting the physical science community.  Its readers include senior officials in federal R&D agencies, the White House, congressional offices, the news media, professional scientific organizations, universities, corporations, and national laboratories. The senior policy writer will act as the senior writer and chief editor for FYI, and FYI This Month. He/she will provide relevant information to AIP staff and Member societies, update the  Government Relations section of the AIP website and manage the junior writer of the FYI team.  The incumbent will also participate in the Coalition for National Science Funding, Energy Sciences Coalition, and Coalition for National Security Research.


In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the CEO will shape and implement the strategic direction and manage day-to-day operations of AIP. S/he will help develop and then execute the strategic vision and objectives for the organization to ensure its relevance and value proposition to all key stakeholders.  S/he will provide leadership and direction for all aspects of AIP, ensuring high quality mission-driven activities, and relevant member society services, combined with strong fiscal, legal and ethical integrity of the Institute. In this regard, s/he is responsible for advancing the Institute’s revised mission, vision, strategic initiatives, and related policies. The CEO is responsible for the management and development of nearly 110 employees (including several direct reports), a $25 million budget, and the strategic engagement of the ten members of the federation and, by extension, more than 120,000 members globally.  The CEO also serves as the organization’s principal staff spokesperson before myriad audiences globally.