13 de septiembre de 2004


he Union of Concerned Scientists is seeking a paid intern to work on our campaign to restore scientific integrity into federal policy making from October 2004 through May 2005. We would love to find a bright, motivated individual who understands both the scientific and policy worlds and cares about preventing the abuse of science. We would like to move quickly - application deadline is Monday.
Please see the position announcement below and circulate to any relevant groups or interested individuals. Sorry for any cross-posting.
The integrity of science has been under attack, with rampant manipulation, suppression, and distortion of federal government agency science research and federal advisory committees. The Union of Concerned Scientists' Restoring Scientific Integrity (RSI) campaign works to prevent this practice through publicizing abuses of science, organizing scientists to educate policy makers about the problem and needed reforms, and working to implement systemic changes that will improve the role and effectiveness of science in federal policy making.
The RSI intern works with the RSI team to strengthen communication with the scientific community and raise awareness about scientific integrity with policy makers, the media, and the general public. As the person responsible for managing a network of thousands of scientists concerned about scientific integrity, duties will include a significant amount of data entry, data analysis, and email and telephone communication with scientists.
In addition to his or her administrative duties, the intern will draft articles for the web site and on specific issues; organize and participate in RSI team and coalition meetings; conduct various research projects; help organize scientific integrity roundtables on university campuses; and assist with legislative outreach efforts. As the program is extremely dynamic, the intern will have significant opportunity to take on new projects as they arise. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn the ins and outs of community organizing, national media campaigns, and legislative and administrative reform.
Candidates should possess strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Access, word processing software, and the Internet. Strong written and oral communications abilities, strong administrative skills, event organizing experience, and the ability to work independently and as a part of a group are necessary for this position. Most of all, candidates should have a clear understanding of the current threats to scientific integrity and a demonstrable commitment to working in the public interest/non-profit sector.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date offered: The internship runs from October 2004 through the end of May 2005 Application Deadline: September 13, 2004
For more information about the campaign, and to apply, visit
About the Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions.
Established in 1969, we seek to ensure that all people have clean air, energy and transportation, as well as food that is produced in a safe and sustainable manner. We strive for a future that is free from the threats of global warming and nuclear war, and a planet that supports a rich diversity of life. Sound science guides our efforts to secure changes in government policy, corporate practices and consumer choices that will protect and improve the health of our environment globally, nationally and in communities throughout the United States. In short, UCS seeks a great change in humanity's stewardship of the earth.

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