Paleontological Society to Sponsor Summer Policy Intern at AGI

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Joint Release
January 3, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Paleontological Society are excited to announce the creation of a new Geoscience Policy Summer Internship position at AGI. The intern, who must be a current student member of the Paleontological Society, will be an instrumental part of AGI's Geoscience Policy team based in the Washington, D.C., area.
"For over 20 years, with generous support from the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation, AGI has offered policy internships to students and early-career geoscientists. This new collaboration with the Paleontological Society is a testament to the enduring strength of the AGI internship program," said AGI's Director of Geoscience Policy, Maeve Boland. "We are grateful to the Paleontological Society for funding this opportunity and look forward to working with the new intern this summer."
Arnold I. Miller, the President of the Paleontological Society, applauded the creation of the new intern position.  "At a time when the Paleontological Society is becoming more engaged in government affairs, we are very pleased to be partnering with AGI to offer this new internship", he said. "The intern's activities will support paleontology and the broader geosciences, while at the same time providing a unique, professional development opportunity for one of our students."
Paleontological Society student members with an interest in science policy are invited to submit applications by March 1, 2018. Learn more and apply at To learn more about membership in the Paleontological Society, go to
About the Paleontological Society
The Paleontological Society is an international nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology:  invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, and paleobotany. The Society was founded in 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland, and was incorporated in April 1968 in the District of Columbia. The Society has several membership categories, including regular, avocational, student, and retired. Members, representing 40 countries, consist of professional paleontologists, academicians, science editors, earth-science teachers, museum specialists, undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and avocational paleontologists. Learn more at
About AGI
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than 260,000 geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.
AGI Contact:
Joseph Lilek
Paleontological Society Contact: 
Rowan Lockwood