Posts tagged Career Options: Science Policy

Job Posting: Government Relations Associate, Consortium of Social Science Associations, Washington DC

Kate Stuart
February 23, 2016

The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) is seeking to fill one (1) position for Government Relations Associate. The desired candidate will have at least two (2) years of professional advocacy, policy or related experience. Previous lobbying experience or experience working on Capitol  Hill is preferred, though not required.

Science policy workshop sponsored by AAAS - an opportunity for Vanderbilt PhD students

Kim Petrie
February 10, 2016

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a workshop in Washington D.C. for students in STEM disciplines to learn about science policy and interact with federal policy makers.  The workshop, Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE), is April 17-20, 2016. 

February Networking Event, Life Science TN-Academic Alliance

Kate Stuart
February 4, 2016
Posted in Announcements

This month's networking event for the Life Science TN-Academic Alliance is going to differ from the usual Beer with Biotech.  Day on the Hill is happening all day on February 9th and all who are interested are encouraged to attend (see the Life Science TN website for more details).  However those looking for an opportunity to meet with members of the TN life science industry and state legislators are welcome to come to the LST Day on the Hill Reception. There will be free food, free beer/wine and it is sure to be a GREAT networking opportunity!

ASPIRE Internship: Life Science TN Policy Internship

Ashley Brady
November 20, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Life Science Tennessee Policy Internship 217 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee  Life Science Tennessee (LifeSciTN) will be offering an internship opportunity for winter/spring 2015-2016. The position is paid and will provide meaningful experiences for an individual interested in life science policy, as well as a unique opportunity to network and learn more about the industry in Tennessee and the U.S.

Office of Science and Technology Policy Spring 2016 Internship Program -- deadline soon!

Kim Petrie
October 26, 2015
Posted in Announcements

OSTP Policy Internship Program—Spring 2016   The Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Spring 2016 Policy Internship Program. The application deadline is Friday, October 30.  Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be actively enrolled during the Spring semester are welcome to apply.  

Webinar series on engaging scientists and engineers in public policy starts September 29

Kim Petrie
September 25, 2015

The Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition, a group founded in 2013 and hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is hosting a new webinar series on the importance of scientists and engineers engaging in public policy at all levels of government. The first webinar of the series will be Tuesday, September 29, 4:45 p.m. EDT. Registration is available here.

Apply September 28-October 13 for the Presidential Management Fellows program

Kim Petrie
September 15, 2015

The Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) is a prestigious leadership development program designed to help advanced degree candidates and advanced degree holders enter a career in the US Federal Government. Selected PMF Finalists are eligible to work in a managerial/ administrative role (not research) at a range of government agencies. PMFs perform valuable service while jump-starting their careers, and get full salary and benefits as well as challenging assignments, formal professional training, and optional rotations to other agen

List of science policy fellowships

Kim Petrie
September 8, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Interested in a career in science policy? A policy fellowship or internship is a great stepping stone to a career in this area. This blog post from Discover has a list of science policy internship and fellowship opportunities for scientists and engineers.

Internships with Congressman Jim Cooper

Kim Petrie
September 3, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Interested in a career in science policy? Congressman Jim Cooper, who represents Tennessee's 5th District in the United States House of Representatives, has internship opportunities in Nashville and Washington, D.C. for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates. The application deadline for the spring internship session (runs from January to May) is December 12. For more information & to apply:

Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship

Kate Stuart
August 27, 2015

This fellowship gives recent graduates the opportunity to work for executive-level state government leaders in areas that interest them.  It is a two-year commitment, and all of the fellows live and work in Nashville, Tennessee. Please visit the website for more information and if you have questions, those can be sent to