Science in Legislation Internship

Opportunity Type: 
Internship
Host Department/Organization: 

March for Science Southern Arizona

Opportunity Description: 

The Science in Legislation Internship is an interdisciplinary approach to accomplish our objective, and to provide experience for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Arizona to communicate and advocate science to our elected representatives in an educational manner. Over the course of the internships, students would:

(1) Read proposed science-related policies and pieces of legislation and analyze potential implications, with an emphasis on those in the Arizona State Legislature;

(2) Conduct a thorough literature review on the topic of concern;

(3) Compose a synthesis report on how the policy or law compares with the scientific literature;

(4) Share our findings with the elected representatives of Southern Arizona dealing with the proposed policy or law, as well as the general public.

We would be open to any University of Arizona student, but we would be especially interested in students from the College of Science, College of Agriculture and Life Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and James E. Rogers College of Law. We intend this internship to last one (1) semester, with students (both new and continuing) re-enrolling in the internship each semester. University of Arizona faculty would be more than welcome to participate in the process, either as mentors, or peer-reviewers, or potential other roles not mentioned here.

Opportunity's Continuation: 

We intend this internship to last one (1) semester, with students (both new and continuing) re-enrolling in the internship each semester.

Paid Position: 
N/A
How to apply: 

This internship is available to start during the summer or fall and is for graduate or undergraduate students. 

Email Josh Hoskinson at marchforsciencesaz@gmail.com if interested.