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Presidential Management Fellowship program application open- great for transitioning to government

Oct. 1, 2020—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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2020 Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy Virtual Seminars

Sep. 25, 2020—The VU and VUMC Offices of Federal Relations, together with several campus partners including the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program, are hosting two virtual events this fall for the Vanderbilt community to learn more about federal STEM policy and advocacy, and careers in science policy. October 19: Panel discussion with AAAS Science &...

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Vanderbilt Takes on Capitol Hill A Look Inside Science Policy for Students and Fellows

Sep. 18, 2020—This article was originally published in the Results & Discussion newsletter, Spring 2019, Issue 9. By Colbie Chinowsky, Graduate Student The BRET Office of Career Development and the Graduate School took to the road in October 2018 to further their combined mission of empowering and preparing Ph.D. and postdoctoral trainees for careers within the biomedical...

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Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) 2021 Application Informational Webinars

Jun. 29, 2020—During the month of September 2020, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program will be hosting an informational webinar every Tuesday for potential applicants of the upcoming PMF Class of 2021 Application. The PMF Class of 2021 Application is scheduled to open at Noon (ET), Wednesday, September 30, 2020, and close at Noon (ET), Wednesday, October...

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Great science policy career guide from the California Council on Science & Technology

Feb. 20, 2020—This terrific guide from the California Council on Science & Technology contains great profiles of science policy professionals, describes career trajectories in science policy and government, and lists science policy fellowships. Check it out! https://ccst.us/wp-content/uploads/CCST-Alumni-Science-Policy-Career-Guide-Feb-2020.pdf  

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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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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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