As part of its celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Space Studies Board (SSB) has expanded the scope of the Space Policy Intern program it has operated since 1992 by initiating the Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships. The goal of the program 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 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. It oversees advisory studies 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 deadline for applications to the autumn 2008 program (open to undergraduate and graduate students) is June 16, 2008. The deadline for applications to the summer 2009 program (open to undergraduates only) is February 2, 2009. Full details can be found at http://www7.nationalacademies.org/ssb/Berkner_Space_Policy_Internships.html
[Source: NAI newsletter]
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