The goal of the Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internship is to provide promising 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 Space Science Board. 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 (principally, the decadal surveys) 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).
Additional information about the program, including application procedure, can be found at The National Academies website.