Posts tagged Career Options: Science Policy

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

Apply now for the 2016 Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Kim Petrie
July 21, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 season 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.  Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years may apply. The application deadline is September 9, 2015. 

From Vanderbilt to AAAS Fellowship Information Panel

Kate Stuart
May 12, 2015

The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills in the federal policy realm.  Learn about the opportunities, process, and outcomes from the personal experiences of alumni Hillary Hager Carter, Nicole Garbarini, and Efrain Garcia as well as current postdoc Barbara Natalizio who most recently interviewed and was accepted to the program.  Thursday, May 28 12 noon-1pm  Light Hall 415 A-D 

Job Opportunity: Legislative Aide, FASEB

Kate Stuart
April 21, 2015

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) seeks a Legislative Affairs Officer to assist in FASEB’s research advocacy program. The individual will track legislative and policy developments affecting FASEB member societies, draft congressional and correspondence, position papers and testimony, support the Director of Legislative Relations and Director of Public Affairs, represent FASEB and its member societies in meetings on Capitol Hill and with other coalition partners, and arrange and staff meetings for FASEB leadership.

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) opportunity 2015

Kate Stuart
February 5, 2015

In April, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is coordinating a workshop in Washington, D.C. for students in STEM disciplines to learn about science policy and interact with federal policy makers.  The workshop, entitled Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE), is April 12-15, 2015.  The tentative agenda can be found at the link provided.    

Participate in the Life Science TN "Day on the Hill" event

Kate Stuart
January 9, 2015
Posted in Announcements

LifeScience TN is preparing for the annual Day on the Hill at the Nashville Legislative Plaza.  The mission of Day on the Hill is to reach out to our congressmen with a unified voice imparting to them the impact of life science industry in Tennessee as well as advance state policy priorities.  As a part of LSTN, Academic Alliance invites any graduate students and post-docs to participate in this event.  Contact Erica Anderson for more details—

Job Posting: Project Coordinator, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington D.C.

Rachel Howell
October 31, 2014

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Project Coordinator to perform writing, data entry and analysis, and support activities as part of the Research and Development (R&D) Budget and Policy Program. Established in 1976, the R&D program strives to be a leading resource for accurate, impartial information on trends in federal science spending. This entry-level position will assist the program director in monitoring all things related to federal funding of science, including the President’s budget request and the appropriations cycle.

Vanderbilt students travel to Washington DC for science policy event

Kate Stuart
October 30, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Twenty-six Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event in Washington, D.C. The Oct. 16-17 workshop was designed to explain and demonstrate federal STEM policy and advocacy processes, and introduce the students to potential government sector and related careers many had not considered or didn’t know existed.