The American Meteorological Society (AMS) seeks candidates with backgrounds in the Earth sciences for the 2014-2015 AMS Congressional Science Fellowship. Fellows participate in the legislative process by joining a Congressional office of their choosing in the United States Senate or House of Representatives. Typical duties include developing legislation, negotiating legislative compromises, writing speeches and briefing memos, meeting with constituents, and conducting background research. The AMS Congressional Science Fellow will join a class of over 200 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows to help shape federal policy.
Fellows must be US citizens and complete all requirements for their Ph.D. prior to the start of the fellowship year, which runs from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015. Support includes a stipend ($55,000), and assistance with moving, travel, and health care expenses.
The application deadline is March 15, 2014. Details are available at www.ametsoc.org/CSF. For additional information contact Paul Higgins (phiggins [at] ametsoc.org).