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‘Career Options: Government Administration’

Job Opportunity: Grassroots Advocacy (Senior) Associate, American Physical Society’s Office of Government Affairs, Washington, DC

Feb. 8, 2019—Grassroots Advocacy (Senior) Associate – Leading Government Affairs Office Competitive pay, excellent benefits The American Physical Society’s Office of Government Affairs is looking for an enthusiastic, engaging and results-oriented Grassroots Advocacy Associate/Senior Associate, depending on experience, to educate and mobilize APS members on federal policy issues impacting the physics community. The (Senior) Associate will be...

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VSPG hosts Christina West from Vanderbilt University’s Office of Federal Relations

Mar. 14, 2018—"VSPG will be meeting with Christina West, assistant vice chancellor for federal relations in Vanderbilt's Office of Federal Relations on April 12th, 4-5pm CST, in LH 306A/B. Read more about Christina and the Office of Federal Relations here: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/federalrelations/aboutus/christina.php Please use this link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LXWR37N) to register for the event to give us a head count. Pre-registration is NOT REQUIRED...

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The Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2018 application deadline has been extended!

Oct. 31, 2017—The Presidential Management Fellows Program Office is extending the Application Period for the PMF Class of 2018 to Noon EST on Monday, November 6th to allow for applicants in areas impacted by recent natural disasters sufficient time to complete an application. The application period will be extended for all applicants. For any individuals in impacted...

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AAU Vice President for Policy Toby Smith to talk, Nov 6

Oct. 24, 2017—US Science Policy: Advocating for Science in an Era of Polarized Politics and Constrained Budgets Featuring Toby Smith, Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities Monday, November 6 10:45am Wilson 103 Register here. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Graduate School, BRET Office of Career Development, Vanderbilt University Office of Federal Relations, the College of...

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2018 Presidential Management Fellowship program – great for transitioning to government

Oct. 16, 2017—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...

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Fellowship opportunity at BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority)

Aug. 23, 2017—Are you interested in transitioning to a career in policy for public health emergency preparedness? Consider applying for a 1-year ORISE fellowship offered by the US Department of Health and Human Services BARDA program. U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a PhD program in science, engineering, public health, or medicine (or those no more than...

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Beyond the Lab: Efrain Garcia, Government Administration

Apr. 30, 2016—In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Efrain Garcia, PhD, who held the longest title of all of our interviewees! Here it is: "Senior Science Analyst, Project Officer, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority,...

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Beyond the Lab: Hillary Carter, Government Administration

Apr. 12, 2016—In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Hillary Carter, Senior Advisor for Biosecurity and a Team Chief in the Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), US Department of State. Dr. Carter spoke at the 2015...

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Applying for Jobs with the US Government

Mar. 4, 2016—The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education has a tutorial on USAJobs.gov and how to better understand the application process for government positions. 

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

Feb. 23, 2016—Consortium of Social Science Associations Seeks Candidates for Government Relations Associate Closes March 15, 2016  Position:                        Government Relations Associate Organization:               Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), nonprofit Job Location:                 Washington, DC Start Date:     Flexible Employment Type:         Salary, Full Time, Exempt, Registered Lobbyist Hours per Week:          40 Work Hours:                  9:00 am – 5:00 pm, some...

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

Sep. 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...

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List of science policy fellowships

Sep. 8, 2015—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.  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/2009/04/09/policy-fellowships-for-scientists-engineers/#.Ve8OSxFVhBe

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Job Opportunity: Managing Director, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, Chicago, IL

Sep. 3, 2015—ISTC is hiring a Managing Director to lead policy and government affairs, and looking for candidates with a science and technology background, as well as experience with federal and state government. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Roxanne Atienza (roxy@istcoalition.org). Please share the description below with potential candidates in your network. Thank you!  ...

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Apply for the 2016 AAAS Fellowship Program

Sep. 3, 2015—The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities for professional development and public service. AAAS, as part of its mandate to advance science and serve society, operates the S&T Policy Fellowship Program. The aim is to foster scientifically informed, evidence-based policy and practice by involving scientists and engineers from a broad range of...

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Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship

Aug. 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 tn.fellows@tn.gov. The Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship...

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Paid Fall 2015 Internships in Washington DC

Jun. 19, 2015—Note from the BRET Office of Career Development: If you are currently enrolled as a Vanderbilt PhD student or postdoctoral fellow (within 2 years of graduation) and you wish to pursue this internship opportunity, there are travel scholarships available through the ASPIRE program to help defray the costs associated with travel and lodging. Please visit the ASPIRE website...

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