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Mass Media Science & Engineering FellowshipAAAShttp://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/JanuaryOnline form, CV, Writing sample, Sample News story, Source Article for story, 7 Candidate Questions, 3 Letters of Recommendation, TranscriptsStudent or within 1 year of graduation, US Citizen or Visa holderSTEM, non journalism related15-20Early June10 weeksWashington, DC, assorted other locations$500 weekly stipend, travel expenses, not housingLearn reporting and public science communication skills. Increasing public understanding of science and technology is a principal goal of AAAS, so it only makes sense that it recognizes the need for scientists who are well versed in communicating complex ideas to a general audience. Enter the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows program, which has thrived in this endeavor for 42 years.
Science & Technology Policy FellowshipAAAShttp://fellowships.aaas.org/NovemberOnline App, Candidate Data, Verification, 3 References, Candidate Statement, CV, Extracurricular activities, Hold Doctoral Degree, US Citizen, Eligible to receive government funds through SAM, not a federal employeeSTEM~175September1 year, option of 2nd yearWashington, DC$75000-100000 annuallyEducate scientists and engineers on the intricacies of federal policymaking. Provide information and analyses to address challenges that involve scientific and technological issues. Enhance the civic engagement and leadership of scientists and engineers by enhancing their skills to assess, communicate and apply science and technology in policy contexts. Increase the involvement and visibility of scientists and engineers in the policy realm and foster positive exchange between scientific professionals, policymakers and regulators.Many societies partner with AAAS to creat parallel fellowships with slightly different application requirments. Visit AAAS's website to see if there may be opportunities that suit you,AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington.
Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship ProgramDOE and other Federal agencieshttp://science.energy.gov/wdts/einstein/NovemberOnline Application, Five Essay Questions, 3 Letters of RecommendationFull time employment as a STEM K-12 Educator, US Citizen, able to obtain leave of absence, at least five years teaching experienceSTEM, Professional K-12 Educator~11September11 monthsWashington, DC$7500 monthly stipend plus $5000 travel allowance, $1000 education allowance, $3500 moving expenses, $550-1300 health insurance allowanceInform STEM educational policies, receive training opportunities. The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena.
Hellman FellowshipAmerican Academy of the Arts and Scienceshttp://amacad.org/public-policy/student_opportunities.htmlJanuaryCover Letter, CV STEM PhD with some experience and a demonstrated interest in an area of science and technology policy, Us Citizen or in possession of a visaSTEM1-2September1 year, opt of 2ndCambridge, MA"Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience"Work with senior scientists and policy experts As part of the Academy’s Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology, the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration.
Science, Technology and Public Policy FellowshipsBelfer Center, Harvard Kennedy Schoolhttp://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/fellowships/Opens in NovemberCV, Transcript, Research statement, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendationPre-doctoral candidates, Post-doctoral, Faculty, Government or military employees, ProfessionalsSTEM, Social Science, Political Scientists, Career Professionals15 project areas, exact availability unknownSeptember10 monthsCambridge, MAVaries by subject, ~$27000-41000Fellowship to write but must work with the center, collaboration encouraged. The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs offers research fellowships during the academic year to individuals who wish to devote their time to research and writing in the fields of science and international affairs.
Brookings Institute Legis Congressional FellowshipBrookings Institutehttp://www.brookings.edu/about/execed/programs/legisfellowshipOctoberOnline form, resume, supervisor's recommendation, personal statementPublic managers or private managers with at least 7 years experienceAny ~35January7 or 12 monthsWashington, DCTuition is 4525-6135Serve in Congressional Offices While working on Capitol Hill, you will gain practical congressional insight and return to your organization with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the legislative policymaking process. In addition, you will create an enduring network of valuable contacts on Capitol Hill and throughout many federal agencies—a broad community of policy entrepreneurs.
California Council on Science and Technology Policy FellowshipsState of Californiahttp://fellows.ccst.us/FebruaryMaterials not yet postedHave received PhD, or MS degree plus at least 3 yrs post-degree experience. US Citizenship or Work Permit, Green Card, Permanent ResidentSTEM, Social Sciences~10November1 yearSacramento, CA$45000 annual, plus health insurance, travel allowance, professional development allowance, $4000 for movingServe in California State Legislature The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship provides year of public service and government leadership training for scientists and engineers — grow your career while making a difference in California's policy arena.
Policy InternshipEnvironmental and Energy Study Institutehttp://www.eesi.org/policy_internRolling, Closes JulyCover letter, Resume, Writing sample, TranscriptBachelor's, Master's, Master's Degree in progressEnvironmental or public policyN/AvailVariable10-12 weeksWashington, DCUnpaidAssist EESI Staff with research and writing projects focusing on energy and environmentally-related policy issues including, but not limited to: climate change, sustainable transportation and green communities, smart growth, high performance green buildings, energy efficiency initiatives, renewable energy and other various topics as needed. EESI relies on interns to provide substantive help to advance our environmental and energy policy agenda. In return, interns gain insight into the workings of Congress and the federal legislative process, knowledge of significant environmental and energy issues, and an understanding of a non-profit organization.
Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy FellowshipNational Sea Grant Collegehttp://seagrant.noaa.gov/fundingfellowships/knaussfellowship.aspxFebruary (year before)2 Letters of recommendation, Personal statement, CV, transcripts, Planned class listing, Letter from Sea Grant manager if applying to one in not your stateEnrolled Graduate Students, no citizenship requirementsInterest in Ocean, Coastal, Great Lakes resources~15February1 yearWashington, DC$45000 annual stipend, 9000 health insurance allowance, 2.5k for placement week costs, host may cover travel. funding for covering continuing degre requirementsMatched to legislative branch, executive branch, associations/institutions The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.
Christine Mirzayan Science Policy Graduate FellowshipNational Academieshttp://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htmSeptember prior to sessionApplication form, 2 Reference lettersGraduate and Profession Students, received degree in last 5 years. US Citizens, Permanent residents, citizens holding work visasSTEM, social/behavioral sciences, health and medicine, law/business/public administration, or relevant interdisciplinary fields~25January12 weeksWashington, DC$9000 12 wk stipendWork with the academies, train in policyExpected to continue through 2019The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.
Jefferson Science FellowshipsNational Academieshttp://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/Jefferson/index.htmOctoberApplication, CV, Statement of Interest, 2 Essays, 3-5 Letters of RecommendationTenured rank scientists, US CItizensSTEM, Physicians~15August1 yearWashington, DC, Abroad$50000, $10000 travel allowanceWork with US AID and the Sate Department to develop fpreign policy strategy The contribution of state-of-the-art science, technology, and engineering (STE) to the formulation and implementation of U.S. government policy, both domestic and foreign, has been recognized throughout the second half of the 20th-century as a critical element in reaching sound, comprehensive conclusions that reflect “good governance.” Without an accurate, timely understanding of rapidly advancing STE issues, it is increasingly difficult to identify and establish sound governmental policy and international development strategies that effectively meet the needs of modern societies. The articulation of “accurate science for statecraft” to policy makers has become an essential element in establishing effective international relationships in the 21st century. Recognizing this need, on October 8, 2003, the Secretary of State announced the Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF) program at the U.S. Department of State, establishing a new model for engaging the American academic science, technology, engineering, and medical communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and international development programming.
Presidential Management Fellows Program – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) trackU.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/2017-application.aspxFall, Only open 2 weeks!Online assessment, Resume, Transcript, On-line essaysMaster's, PhD, or JD within 2 years of graduationSTEM~300Variable2 yearsWashington, DC$53000-100000 annual stipend depending on level and location. with health care, dental, life, vision, and a 401kWork as Federal Employee Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.
Switzer Environmental FellowshipRobert and Patricia Switzer Foundationhttp://www.switzernetwork.org/become-fellowJanuaryEssay, 2 letters of recommendation (will be updated in October of each yearPhD and Masters students in New England and CA, must be US CitizenSTEM, Social Science, Environmental focusN/AvailJune1 yearNew England, California$15000 cash awardWork on environmentally relevant questionsONLY for graduate students in New England and CAThe Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic study, leadership training, access to a vibrant network of almost 600 Switzer Fellowship alums, and opportunities for professional development during the Fellowship year and beyond.
Kendall FellowshipUnion of Concerned Scientistshttp://www.ucsusa.org/about/kendall-science-fellows.htmlUntil filledStatement of interest, CV, 2 referencesPhDSTEM, Social sciences, specific topics change annually~3Offer dependent2 yearsWashingon, DC; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CAOffer dependentScientist for UCSJoining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
ORISE Fellowship ListingOak Ridge Institute for Science and Educationhttp://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/graduates.aspxOffer dependentOffer dependentOffer dependentSTEMOffer dependentOffer dependentOffer dependentOffer dependentOffer dependentOffer dependentSee offerings list, offers change frequently and range widely.ORISE offers summer internships and scholarship programs each year for grad students in science and engineering. For students who already have their bachelor’s degree and are currently pursuing an advanced degree in a science or engineering discipline, a graduate level research position can open doors for advanced studies. ORISE sponsors more than 50 graduate student research programs across the United States.
Boren Fellowship and ScholarshipNational Security Education Programhttps://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/basics.htmlJanuaryOnline Application, two ssays, program budget, letters of reccomendation, language proficiency eval, language self-assessment, letter of overseas affiliation if possible. Graduate Student, US Citizen, Planning overseas travelSTEM, Business and economics, foreign language, health and medical, law, Social Sciences, Political Science and Policy Studies, International Affairs, HistoryN/AvailJune-March12 weeks - 1 yearInternational, not Western Europe, Australia, or New Zealand$24000 annual stipendWork with the federal government on national security Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Presidential Innovation Fellows ProgramOSTP, OMB, and GSAhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/innovationfellowsRolling, based on needs of agency partnersN/AvailN/Avail"Technologists and innovators"~15Offer dependent1 yearWashington, DC$126245 annual salary, health benefitsCollaborate with federal agencies and high profile initiatives to save lives, taxpayer $, creat jobs, and build a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation within the governmentTemporarily haltedThe Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program brings the innovation economy into government, by pairing talented, diverse technologists and innovators with top civil-servants and change-makers within the federal government to tackle some our nation’s biggest challenges.
Code for America FellowshipCode for Americahttps://www.codeforamerica.org/Rolling, begins MayOnline form, CV, Skill assessmentSkills basedComputer scientists~20January1 yearSan Francisco, CA; 25-30% travel time$50000 annual salary, health benefits, travel costsWork with local governments to develop problem solving apps and softwareMay be turning over into primaily volunteer positionsWe help government deliver services to the public better using the tools and practices of the digital age. And we organize a network of people dedicated to spreading these practices in government for the benefit of all Americans.
Communications and Policy InternshipEnvironmental and Energy Study Institutehttp://www.eesi.org/policy_internRollingCover letter, Resume, Writing sample, TranscriptBachelor's, Master's, Master's Degree in progressCommunications, journalism, political science, environmental scienceN/AvailN/Avail10-12 weeksWashington, DCUnpaidHandle EESI's social media outreach, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Research and write articles on a broad range of energy, environment, and policy issues for EESI.org. Topics include: climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable buildings, sustainable communities, sustainable transportation. Research and write articles for our weekly newsletter, Climate Change News. Assist with the outreach for and execution of Congressional briefings and events. Explore creative ways to engage and expand EESI's network. Research congressional information: bills, current issues, legislation, policy. Attend Congressional hearings and other events and brief staff on material covered. Data entry and other administrative duties. Other responsibilities as required, based on interest areas and Executive Director’s needs. In particular, interns are invited to research and draft fact sheets and issue briefs that will be distributed to the policymaking community EESI relies on interns to provide substantive help to advance our environmental and energy policy agenda. In return, interns gain insight into the workings of Congress and the federal legislative process, knowledge of significant environmental and energy issues, and an understanding of a non-profit organization.
Design, Technology and Innovation Fellows ProgramCity of Austinhttps://cityofaustin.github.io/innovation-fellows/N/AvailOnline Application, Work samples, Essay QuestionsAt least three years of professional experience working on large-scale digital experiences, interfaces, or applicationsComputer Science N/AvailFall1 yearAustin, TX$67000-86000Fellows will serve on multidisciplinary project teams of designers, developers, researchers, and subject-matter experts working to to improve city services through iterative, user-centered design and development. Our city is responsible for providing necessary services to over a million people every day, and we need your expertise to help improve those services. You’ll also join a growing community of civic leaders who are working to create a more open, accountable, and participatory government, and you’ll help us establish new standards and practices that we can share with other cities.
Leshner Leadership InstituteAAAShttps://www.aaas.org/pes/leshner-leadership-institute#Fellows3SeptemberOnline application, personal statement, Letter of support, public engagement samples, CVPhD or Enginerr, mid-career (at least 7 yrs post degree receipt)STEM, intersection of science-society15June1 yearHome institutionNoneThe intent is to help build their capacity for public engagement leadership. - See more at: http://news.wisc.edu/holloway-named-inaugural-fellow-of-aaas-leshner-leadership-institute/#sthash.yiwilDEz.dpuf The Leshner Leadership Institute is an initiative of the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, started in 2015 in honor of CEO Emeritus Alan I. Leshner, who founded the Center. Each year, a cohort of 15 Public Engagement Fellows from an area of research at the nexus of science and society will convene for a week of intensivepublic engagement and science communication training and public engagement plan development.
Land Trust Alliance Policy AdvocateLand Trust Alliancehttp://www.landtrustalliance.org/land-trust-advocatesRollingOnline applicationAdvocates associated with a land trustConservation, Natural ResourcesN/AvailRollingOngoingHome institutionNoneAdvocate for land conservation in your local community. Every year, the federal government makes key decisions on the tax incentives for land or conservation easements; on the rules that 501(c)(3) organizations must follow; on funding for a host of federal and state land protections; and about grant programs that can help you protect lands in your community.
EDF Climate CorpsEnvironmental Defense Fundhttp://edfclimatecorps.org/fellows/jump-start-your-sustainability-careerDecember/JanuaryOnline application. Current graduate students with outreach experienceSustainability and Energy Management~100MaySummerHost organizations$1250 weekly stipend, travel expensesEDF Climate Corps fellows build strong relationships with their host organizations and other fellows in their class. Most EDF fellows go on to career positions in sustainability or energy management, whether at their host organizations or other entities. EDF Climate Corps fellows are part of an innovative network of top-tier graduate students who are working on the ground with leading companies and public-sector organizations to reduce energy use, increase efficiencies, and make the business case for sustainability. Our fellows are hired by their host organizations and work directly with staff from operations, finance and sustainability departments on a wide range of innovative projects. The benefits of being part of the EDF Climate Corps network stay with our fellows throughout their professional careers. Are you up for the challenge?
Summer AssociateScience and Technology Policy Institutehttps://www.ida.org/en/STPI/STPIResearchStaff/SummerAssociates.aspxNA?????????????Current Doctoral, Masters or Bachelors studentsSTEM, Social SciencesVERY LITTLE INFO ONLINE, MAY WANT TO CALL???
Northwest Climate Science Communciation FellowshipUSGS, UIdahohttps://www.nwclimatescience.org/events/nw-csc-climate-communication-fellowshipFebruaryStatement, Letter of Support, Sample of Work, CV, ReferencesCurrent Doctoral studentsSTEM, Environmental/Climate FocusN/AvailAugust1 yearIdaho Residency$22,000 plus MOSS tuition and feesDuring this residency, the Fellow will live and work at the UI-CNR McCall Field Campus and undertake an immersive program in climate-related science communication through guided study and mentored practice with a cohort of other graduate students. The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) combines academic expertise with federal resources to advance climate science development and delivery for managers and policy makers in the Northwest region.
Potomoc Institute Policy InternshipPotomac Institute for Policy Studieshttp://www.potomacinstitute.org/about-us/internshipsNovember, March, JulyA letter of interest, Current resume, 1-2 page writing sample, Unofficial transcript, Two letters of recommendationUndergraduate, graduate, or recently graduatedSTEM, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, HistoryN/AvailJanuary, May, September12 WeeksWashington, DCNoneAssist with Institute's research and technical operations, attend Institute seminars and conferences, and develop personal academic interests The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not for profit science and technology policy think tank that has a robust and long running internship program. Excellence in research and objective analysis is the motto for the program.
Commisioner's Fellowship ProgramFederal Department of Agriculturehttp://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduateFacultyPrograms/CommissionersFellowshipProgram/default.htmMayOnline Form, CV, Personal Statement, TranscriptsDoctoral level degree (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.C., D.D.S., D.P.M., Pharm.D., Dr.P.H, or Ph.D.); however, applicants with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in an engineering discipline will also be considered. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence at the time their applications are submitted. Applicants cannot be current FDA employees or FDA contractors (such as ORISE fellows).STEM, Healthcare focus~20October2 yearSilver Spring, MDCompetitive Salary, Health BenefitsThe Fellowship Program combines rigorous graduate-level coursework with the development of a regulatory science research project. Under the guidance of an fDA senior scientist Preceptor committted to mentoring, Fellows will explore a specific aspect of FDA regulatory science.
This experience can be in a biology, physics, or engineering lab, in a clinical review team, in biostatistics, informatics, epidemiology, risk analysis, or in other aspects of FDA science.
FDA invites outstanding health care professionals, scientists, and engineers to apply to its two-year Fellowship Program, where they will receive regulatory science training and the chance to conduct cutting-edge research on targeted scientific, policy, or regulatory issues under the mentorship of an FDA senior scientist.
RAND Policy Summer InternshipRANDhttp://www.rand.org/about/edu_op/cddfellowships/gsap.htmlFallCV, Cover letter, Short Answer QuestionsFull-time graduate students who have completed at least two years of graduate work leading to a doctorate (e.g., PhD, EDD, DRPH, SciD, etc.) or professional degree (e.g., law or medical degree, professional engineer certificate). U.S. citizenship is not necessary except for positions that require security clearances. STEM, Energy &Environemnt, Health, Infrastructure, International Affairs, Children and Families, Education and the Arts, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Aging, National Security, Law and Business~40June12 Weeks, SummerSanta Monica, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, and Boston$13500 12 wk stipendEach Summer Associate is assigned to a research project and is mentored by a senior research staff member—usually one with the same academic background as the Associate. A student is offered a position only after the student and RAND agree that a good match exists between the student's interests and skills and the needs of an ongoing RAND research project. RAND's Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. US CItizenship required.
New New York Leaders: Empire State Fellows ProgramNew York Statehttp://www.dos.ny.gov/newnyleaders/fellows-qualifications.htmlAprilCover letter, Professional Resume or CV, Personal statement explaining your interest in the Empire State Fellows Program and why you should be selected (no more than two pages), Two letters of recommendation (Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender as PDF or Microsoft Word attachments to an email to Fellows@exec.ny.gov with the applicant’s full name in the subject line.)An advanced university degree (master's degree, JD, PhD or equivalent) is desirable, but a candidate with only a Bachelor’s degree may be considered if he/she has substantial professional experience. A minimum of three (3) years of full-time professional experience All fields~10September2 YearsNew York StateAnnual salary commensurate with experience, not to exceed $72,765, plus a generous benefits packageWhile taking part in the work of government, Empire Fellows have the opportunity to participate in educational and professional development programs that help them to serve as effective and ethical government leaders. The educational component of the Empire State Fellows Program will kick-off with a one-week course in September 2016. Educational coursework continues on a semi-monthly basis. Meanwhile, professional development activities, including a breakfast presentation series and mentoring by Cabinet members and other government leaders, enhances Empire Fellows’ collaboration with policy-makers. The Empire State Fellows Program is a full-time leadership training program that will prepare the next generation of talented professionals for careers as New York State policy-makers.
Excelsior FellowshipNY: Department of Agriculture and Markets AgencyNominated by a designated partner school. School’s designated contact, resume, transcript, 3 references, and a cover letter. Candidates must possess a graduate degree (i.e., MPA, MA, MBA) or an advanced degree (i.e., JD, PhD)All fieldsN/AvailJune2 YearsAlbany, NY$55,000 annually, paid leave, health, dental, vision, and other benefits.Excelsior Fellows work full time at host executive-branch agencies, advancing the operational aspects of large policy initiatives. Fellow placements include the Executive Chamber, Empire State Development Corporation, Justice Center, Department of Environmental Control, and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo welcomed the first class of Excelsior Fellows in September 2013 and viewed them as an integral part of his mission to advance opportunities for the best and brightest who are called to public service.
John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public ServiceNYC Emergency Managementhttps://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/about/john-d-solomon-fellowship-public-service.pageMarchN/AvailCurrent graduate studentsPublic Administration, Public Health, Public Safety, Public Policy, Communications, Journalism, Emergency Management, Social Work, Community Organizing, Law, Engineering, Education, Business, Nonprofit Management~10September9 monthNew York City, NY9 month stipend, amount not availableThe John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service offers students the opportunity to work on projects that involve collaboration with City government agencies, community-based organizations (including nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations), and other key partners. The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service is the first student fellowship with the City devoted specifically to emergency management. The program provides 10 graduate students in the New York City area with the opportunity to complete a nine-month, paid fellowship in an agency of New York City government or a nonprofit organization.
Legislative Graduate FellowshipsNew York Senatehttps://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/new-york-senate-graduate-fellowshipsAprilWriting samples (4), online application, CV, Official transcripts, 3 letters of referenceCurrent graduate studentsAll fields13September10 monthAlbany, NY$33000, Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement.Each Legislative Fellow is assigned to a specific Senator’s office, where they will function largely as if they were regular staff. While duties vary depending on the needs of the member, Legislative Fellows generally perform in-depth policy research, take part in meetings with various interest groups and constituents, and attend legislative sessions.
Memorial Graduate Fellowships: RothNew York Senatehttps://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/new-york-senate-graduate-fellowshipsAprilWriting samples (4), online application, CV, Official transcripts, 3 letters of referenceCurrent graduate studentsAll fields1September10 monthAlbany, NY$33000, Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement.The recipient of the Roth Fellowship will be placed in the Senate Majority Press Office. The Roth Fellowship requires extraordinary communications skills and an ability to explain policy positions quickly and concisely to the media and to the broader public.
Memorial Graduate Fellowships: WiebeNew York Senatehttps://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/new-york-senate-graduate-fellowshipsAprilWriting samples (4), online application, CV, Official transcripts, 3 letters of referenceCurrent graduate studentsAll fields1September10 monthAlbany, NY$33000, Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement.The recipient of the Wiebe Fellowship is placed in the Majority Counsel/Program Services Office, and works on a variety of policy areas of interest to the Senate Majority Conference. Wiebe Fellows demonstrate broad interests in all areas of public policy in New York State.
Memorial Graduate Fellowships: BigganeNew York Senatehttps://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/new-york-senate-graduate-fellowshipsAprilWriting samples (4), online application, CV, Official transcripts, 3 letters of referenceCurrent graduate studentsAll fields1September10 monthAlbany, NY$33000, Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement.The recipient of the Biggane Fellowship will be placed with the Senate Finance Committee. The Biggane Fellow focuses on budget and/or fiscal matters, and will be involved in the budgetary process – one of the Senate’s primary responsibilities to the people of New York.
Member Society Graduate Student Science Policy FellowshipAIBShttps://www.aibs.org/public-policy/student_opportunities.htmlN/AvailN/AvailN/AvailBiologyN/AvailN/Avail3-6 monthsWashington, DCN/AvailThe Fellow gains first-hand science policy experience while working on a science policy project that advances the goals of the sponsoring member society. The AIBS Public Policy Office offers a unique opportunity for AIBS member societies and organizations to advance their public policy goals through the competitively selected AIBS Graduate Student Science Policy Fellowship.
SCIENCE POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMAmerican Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biologyhttps://www.asbmb.org/Advocacy/Fellowship/MayResume; One-page cover letter expressing interest in position; Two letters of recommendation; and Writing Sample: Explain in 500 words or less a policy issue which you are deeply interested in (not related to funding). Your essay should a.) summarize the issue, b.) demonstrate a familiarity with the issue that would separate you from your colleagues and c.) provide an example of an action the ASBMB can take to address the issue.Recent doctoral graduates, US CitizensBiochemistry and Molecular Biology1N/Avail12-18 monthsWashington, DCCompetitive stipend, health benefits, some travelThe primary goal of the fellowship program is to offer young scientists exposure to work at the intersection of science communications, policy and social science. The fellow will work closely with the ASBMB Director of Public Affairs, Benjamin Corb, and participate in a range of science-policy research, communications and advocacy activities. He/she will spend time on Capitol Hill attending meetings and hearings, agency briefings, seminars and coalition sessions. He/she will participate in activities of the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee . Outside of the general responsibilities discussed below, the fellow will have significant freedom to follow specific topics and issues that are of interest to him/her. ASBMB's science policy fellowship offers recently graduated Ph.D.s exposure to a range of activities regarding science policy and congressional and government relations. Fellows work in the public affairs office of ASBMB’s headquarters, located just outside of Washington D.C.
Genetics & Education FellowshipThe American Society of Human Geneticshttp://www.ashg.org/pages/education_fellowship.shtmlOpens in JanuaryN/AvailHolders of advanced degrees, able to work in hthe USGenetics researchers1Between August and September16 monthsWashington, DC$72000, benefitsThe activities of the fellow will vary with each rotation. They may include research and analysis, curriculum development, faculty development, public outreach, etc. on a wide range of genetics education issues affecting formal or informal K-16 education, professional training, and/or the educational implications arising from the translation of genomics into medicine. The fellow will participate in a variety of forums and represent the involved organizations effectively in individual meetings and larger settings. The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society’s nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics. Our members work in a wide range of settings, including universities, hospitals, institutes, and medical and research laboratories.
ASHG Genetics & Public Policy FellowshipThe American Society of Human Genetics/The National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
http://www.ashg.org/pages/policy_fellowship.shtmlOpens in JanuaryN/AvailHolders of advanced degrees, able to work in hthe USGenetics researchers1Between August and September17 monthsWashington, DC$72000, benefitsThe activities of the fellow will vary with each rotation. They will include research and analysis on a wide range of policy issues impacting biomedical research and its clinical application, and summarizing those analyses for different audiences. Writing tasks may include crafting new policy position statements, preparing testimony, summarizing legislation and drafting speeches. The fellow will participate in a variety of forums and will be expected to represent the involved organizations effectively in individual meetings and larger settings. The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society’s nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics. Our members work in a wide range of settings, including universities, hospitals, institutes, and medical and research laboratories.
ASME Foundation Swanson Fellowship: Advanced Manufacturing NPOASMEhttps://www.asme.org/about-asme/advocacy-government-relations/federal-fellows-program/foundation-swanson-fellowship-advancedN/AvailN/AvailAdvanced engineering degree; professional engineer registration. A U.S. citizen, ASME member at the time of application, at least five years of professional experience;Advanced manufacturing1September or January1 yearGaithersburg, Maryland$80,000, additional support negotiated with the employer, health benefitsThe responsibilities may range from facilitating the advancement of multi-agency program development teams, to reaching out to and interfacing with industry, academia and government leaders as ambassadors of AMNPO and the federal government. As a result, the ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow may play a critical role within the "all of government" interagency team by leading, advising, and acting. ASME Government Relations represents and advocates for the engineering profession by facilitating and initiating various programs and activities. ASME members at all stages of their careers have an opportunity to help "engineer the greater good" by applying their engineering expertise and pragmatic problem-solving approach to the development of sound public policy.
Breakthrough Generation FellowshipsThe Breakthroughhttp://thebreakthrough.org/generationN/AvailN/Availrecent college graduates and postgraduatesenergy, economy, and environment~15June10 weeksCaliforniaN/AvailThe first two weeks of the summer are dedicated to Breakthrough Bootcamp, an intellectual crash course involving intensive reading, writing, and an expert lecture series designed to provide a grounding in the broad-spectrum thinking that informs Breakthrough's policy agenda. For the remainder of the fellowship, fellows work in small teams divided between three program areas: Energy, Conservation, and Innovation. Supervised by policy staff, fellows produce policy white papers, reports, and memos. Breakthrough Generation is an initiative in the Breakthrough Institute’s research program, founded in 2008 to foster the development of a new generation of thinkers and writers capable of finding pragmatic new solutions to today’s greatest challenges in the areas of energy, economy, and environment.
Canadian Science Policy Fellowship ProgramHealth Canadahttp://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/sr-sr/rescar/fellow-bours/science-pol-eng.phpDecemberProposal description, Letters of SupportEligibility criteria for all CIHR research funding programs apply.Health related fields1N/Avail1 yearCanada$35000-80000The Program provides academic researchers with the opportunity to undertake short-term assignments at Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to work on a specific policy issue (e.g., health policy, science policy, or regulatory policy). These assignments provide Fellows (ranging from doctoral students to mid-career researchers) with the opportunity to learn about how government works and how public policies are made. For government policy-makers, the program provides access to individuals trained in a particular scientific area, and the opportunity to engage with them on the scientific and technical aspects of public policy issues. The long-term goal is to maintain ongoing relationships and collaborations between health scientists and policy makers to support evidence-based public policy that benefits the health of Canadians.May not be currently open.Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIPSDepartment of Energyhttp://energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-and-technology-policy-fellowshipsRollingApplicant Information, Education History. List all institutions from which you received or expect to receive a degree, beginning with current or most recent institution. Include the name of the academic institution, degree awarded or expected, date of awarded or expected degree, and academic discipline. Work and Research Experience. List all work and research experiences beginning with current or most recent. Include the name of the employer, location, position held, and time period involved. Leadership Experience. List experiences (e.g., work, civic, volunteer, research) that demonstrate your leadership skills. Detail your role, type of experience, organization, location, and duration. Honors and Awards. List in chronological order (most recent first) any awards or public recognitions. Include the name of awarding institution, title of the award or honor, and date of award or honor. Publications. List publications in the following order: 1) referee journals; 2) books; 3) published proceedings; 4) non-refereed articles; and 5) patents. Citations must include a) authors; b) year of publication; c) title; d) full name of journal; e) volume number; and f) page number(s).Senior Fellows are Master's or Ph.D. graduates who have held a graduate degree for more than three years at the time of application and have post-degree experience in a technical or research capacity. Fellows are recent Master's or Ph.D. graduates who have held a graduate degree for less than three years at the time of application. Junior Fellows are recent Bachelor's graduates who have held a degree for less than five years at the time of application. US Citizenship required for all applications.Energy, engineeringN/AvailA Fellow's appointment may start within a few weeks from the date the candidate is notified of the award.2 yearsOak Ridge, TNRange of salaries based on experience, starting at $47684, with health benefits and travel allocationThe Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships serve as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. EERE STP Fellows apply the expertise gained from their education and history of conducting research to new and ongoing EERE initiatives. DOE policy fellowship.
IEEE Government Fellowships -- IEEE-USA sponsors Fellowships for qualified IEEE members to spend a year in Washington serving as advisers to the U.S. Congress and to key Executive Branch decision-makers.
Professional Science & Engineering Society Fellows Program -- This U. S. Department of State program enlists bright, inquisitive scientists and engineers with an interest in policy and international affairs to further the diplomacy and development policies of the United States. Fellows contribute their science and technology expertise to the policymaking process by working directly in an office at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Society for Neuroscience Early Career Policy Fellows Program -- Interested neuroscience students, postdoctoral trainees, and early-career faculty (within 10 years of MD or PhD) can get involved with science policy and advocacy through the SfN Early Career Policy Fellows Program. Fellows will learn how to become effective advocates for science and how to encourage others to do the same. The yearlong program includes travel and lodging to attend Hill Day 2015.
Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship -- The Tisdale Fellowship provides opportunities for students to learn about high tech public policy issues in Washington, DC. The Fellowship places fellows in a high-tech company, firm or trade association, take two classes worth of credits from George Mason University and live in furnished appartments on George Washington University's downtown campus. Fellows will also attend weekly issues seminar lunches as well as briefings at the Capitol, State Department, World Bank and Federal Reserve.
Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship -- This fellowship program, co-sponsored by the The American Society of Human Genetics and The National Human Genome Research Institute, is designed for genetics professionals with an advanced degree who are early in their careers and interested in the development and implementation of genetics health and research policies at the national level. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in policy analysis at the NHGRI and the ASHG and to work directly with the U.S. Congress.
Google Policy Fellowship Program -- The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. Google fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more.
Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science -- This year-long program empowers scientists with training in leadership and communication to build a community of conservation science leaders who excel in using science to help achieve durable conservation solutions in western North America. The program is delivered in partnership with COMPASS.
Science & Technology Policy Institute Fellowship -- This two-year fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas, including energy and the environment, space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, evaluation, life sciences, information technologies, national security, and STEM education.
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/jobs/technology-innovation-fellows/American Political Science Associationhttp://www.apsanet.org/content_3031.cfm9 monthsCongressional staffersNo live link for scientists
https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1108Department if CommerceNo current website or current information
https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2421http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/ECRFellowship/ECRFellowship.aspxNative AmericansDoesn’t seem this particular program exists any more
https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1309Research! Americahttp://www.researchamerica.org/fellow_internNot currently acceptingResume and Cover letter, writing sample, contact information for 3 referencesPhD or other terminal degreeBiomedical and HealthN/AvailN/AvailN/AvailN/AvailN/AvailN/AvailN/AvailResearch America is committed to advancing human health by making biomedical and health research a higher national priority. We advocate for a federal policy climate that helps empower our nation’s biomedical and health research sectors as they work to accelerate medical progress.
Aldo Leopold Leadership ProgramStanford Universityhttp://leopoldleadership.stanford.edu/April (Verify Jan 2017)Online form, Statements of policy relevance of research, science leadership, commitment, 2 letters of recommendationTenured or tenure-track researchers based in North AmericaSTEM, environmenta focusJune1 year None, pay own travel and asked to contribute $1000Partipicate in trainings and then serve at either home institution or partner

Cornell University’s Graduate Student Association for Advancing Science and Policy Training