Student Session Aides

Session Aides receive free meeting registration in exchange for 8 hours of volunteering, and also receive free online access to the journal Science if they volunteer 16 hours. Student Session Aides work closely with AAAS and are an integral part of the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility

Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree program. Advisers must certify eligibility. Post-docs and professionals are not eligible.

Duties

  • Taking headcounts during the sessions
  • Assisting speakers as needed
  • Being the eyes and ears in the room should an emergency arise
  • Session Aides will use a digital evaluation form so you must have a laptop, tablet or smart phone to participate.

Registration

Session Aides will be sent a link to register for the meeting. There is a $75 deposit required that will be refunded no more than 3 weeks after the meeting provided volunteer duties (including submitting evaluation forms) are completed.

Orientation

AAAS will host a mandatory orientation webinar. Approved Session Aides can attend in person or watch on-demand. There will be a quiz for everyone to ensure duties and instructions are understood. Date TBD.

AAAS is committed to making the Annual Meeting an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. View Our Policies
AAAS is committed to making the Annual Meeting an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. View Our Policies