Science Advocacy Internship

This internship will allow an undergraduate or graduate student to tailor their scope of work according to their interests and needs for professional development. The purpose of this position is to expand public and legislators’ awareness and commitment to leveraging evidence-based prevention approaches for reducing social ills (e.g., crime, poverty, trauma) and saving significant taxpayer dollars. Depending on the student’s skill level, whether undergraduate or graduate, tasks may include disseminating information on social media and the website, as well as writing blogs, op-eds, policy statements, and a newsletter. Additional activities may include helping to organize congressional briefings and mapping the prevention science body of knowledge to legislative agendas to direct advocacy activities. The student will be expected to work with a range of senior prevention scientists to translate bodies of research into brief products that are readable by a lay audience; as such, there are tremendous opportunities for enhancing one’s skill set and network.

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Anticipated time commitment: 10-15 hours per week, reported monthly
Compensation: This is an unpaid position for credit hours or other provisions offered by the sponsoring institution.
Expected start date: Flexible
Expected duration: A minimum of one semester
Application procedure: Submit a resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter to Dr. Diana Fishbein at dfishbein@psu.edu.

Applications are reviewed year round.

Executive Director - Volunteer

Date PostedPosition will remain posted until filled 

Location: Remote

The co-directors, Drs. John Roman and Diana Fishbein, are seeking support at the executive level to be able to more aptly fulfill the mission of NPSC.  Our activities span the gamut of advocacy: (1) written productions such as op-eds, policy briefs, factsheets, and papers; (2) live productions such as webinars, trainings, seminars, and workshops; (3) meetings (virtual and live) with legislative offices; (4) congressional briefings; (5) specific projects; and (6) facilitating events for our affiliate organizations. We are also accredited by the APA to provide CE credits to providers for attending our educational events. The ED would assist in managing these activities and contributing to our strategic plan and its execution.

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Editorial Team Member - Volunteer

Date Posed: Position will remain posted until filled

Location: Remote

The NPSC is currently seeking three to five coalition members interested in developing and editing a dynamic, informative quarterly newsletter, Prevention Matters!, to serve as the cornerstone of the NPSC member communication strategy. This professional opportunity will allow you to work closely with your co-editors and the NPSC Communications and Collaborations Committee to develop and execute a vision for the newsletter. This is a great opportunity to gain editorial experience and network with scientists, policy makers and professionals dedicated to advancing prevention and improving lives. Editors will serve a one-year renewal term.

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