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Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships Autumn 2014

Posted on June 2, 2014 - 4:09 PM CDT

Tags: General Public | Higher Education | Students | Internships / Fellowships / Scholarships

The goal of the Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internship is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the nation’s capital, under the aegis of the Space Studies Board (SSB).

Established in 1958 to serve as the focus of the interests and responsibilities in space research for the National Academies, the Board provides an independent, authoritative forum for information and advice on all aspects of space science and applications, and it serves as the focal point within the National Academies for activities on space research.

The SSB oversees advisory studies (principally, the decadal surveys) and program assessments, facilitates international research coordination, and promotes communications on space science and science policy between the research community, the federal government, and the interested public. The SSB also serves as the U.S. National Committee for the International Council for Science (ICSU) Committee on Space Research (COSPAR).

The Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships are offered twice annually. The summer program is restricted to undergraduates (defined as an individual who does not already possess a university degree on the application deadline), and the autumn program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. We are currently accepting applications for our autumn 2014 program.

The deadline for applications to the autumn program is June 20, 2014. Successful candidates will be contacted by July 17, 2014.

Additional information about the program, including the application procedure, can be found at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/ssb_052239.