Every summer and fall, AGU offers paid internships in our Public Affairs department. Interns tackle a range of tasks, from attending Congressional hearings to writing blog posts like this one! Our former intern Alison Evans is currently an associate at Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a government relations and consulting firm in Washington DC, where she works with universities and non-profit science societies to advocate on behalf of the higher education and science. She received her B.S. in biochemistry from Arizona State University. While attending ASU, she was also an intern at the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes and B3 Strategies, a lobbying firm in Arizona. Laura Lyon, AGU’s Fall 2018 Public Affairs intern, spoke with Alison about experience as an AGU intern and how it shaped her science policy career.