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AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication

The American Geosciences Institute is accepting applications for the AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication. The successful candidate will play a leading role in AGI’s Critical Issues program, a new initiative to improve the understanding and use of geoscience information by decision makers at federal, state, local, and individual levels. This program is part of AGI’s Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding; more information is available at

About the Fellowship

The fellowship offers a superb opportunity to link the geoscience community and our understanding of the Earth to decision-making processes throughout the country.

Primary duties and responsibilities will include

  • Convincing decision makers at all levels of the relevance and importance of geoscience information
  • Creating information products that will enable decision makers to find, understand, and use geoscience information when making decisions on critical issues
  • Fostering communication between geoscientists and decision makers via forums, webinars, social media, and other channels
  • Providing regular status reports on fellowship activities and achievements

The fellowship is a 6-month appointment, based at AGI headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 per month.

A flyer about the fellowship, which can be posted on career placement bulletin boards, is available as a PDF.


The successful candidate will be a highly creative communicator who is proficient in traditional and new media and can deliver geoscience information effectively and efficiently to targeted audiences. We seek applicants with excellent writing and graphical skills who have experience in web content development and social media, in addition to a broad geoscience background. Enthusiasm and team spirit are essential. Candidates should have completed or be currently pursuing a Master’s or higher degree.

Application Procedures   

Interested candidates should submit

  • cover letter with the names and contact information of three references
  • brief statement of purpose, which should outline why you are interested in the fellowship, what you would bring to the fellowship, and what you hope to gain from the fellowship (maximum 1,000 words)
  • curriculum vitae

Please submit materials as a single Word document (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf) using our online submission form.

All application materials are due on December 11, 2013. The starting date for the Fellowship will be based on the schedule of the successful candidate, but is expected to be around February 1, 2014.

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AGI is an equal opportunity employer and especially welcomes applications from women and minorities.

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Posted November 8, 2013.


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