AAAS is an international not-for-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting education and science outreach to better all humanity. The organization is dedicated to advancing science by operating as an educator, spokesperson, and professional association. AAAS organizes membership activities and publishes the science journal, books, reports, and spearheads programs. The organization was founded in 1848, and its headquarter is based in Washington, DC, United States. The AAAS provides competitive training and benefits to its employees.