The AIP Education communications team has recently collaborated with members of the APS Forum on Physics & Society (FPS) to share mutually beneficial opportunities between members. What began as a simple sharing of information via electronic newsletters and social media channels is growing to include more substantial exchanges, such as this recent Q&A article featuring 2013 AIP Mather Policy Intern Nikki Sanford.
Penned by the FPS’s Social Media Editor, Matthew Parsons, the piece is titled “Perspectives on Policy: The Undergraduate Internship,” and appears in the Forum’s April e-newsletter and website.
The article begins: “While for many physicists the opportunity to participate in the political process may be a result of their career experience, there is no limit to how early one can find themselves making a contribution. The AIP Mather Policy Internship awarded by the Society of Physics Students is designed to give undergraduates the opportunity to get involved right at the heart of science policy in Washington, DC, and recent intern Nikki Sanford shares some of her experience with us here.” Read the full article.