Fellowships

Policy-Oriented Summer Internships (Short-Term)

2019 Summer Internship Program at the CBO
The Congressional Budget Office’s summer internships for graduate students provide opportunities to experience the budget process and policymaking at the federal level. In addition, interns participate in an educational program that includes briefings on CBO’s role in the budget process.

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) – Climate Corps – Summer Fellowship
10-12 week fellowships for hands-on public/private sector experience in energy efficiency and sustainability.
12/5/17
Google – Summer Policy Graduate Fellowship
12-week fellowship for graduate and law students interested in internet and technology policy to work at public interest organizations
Anticipated 3/2018
National Academies – Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Program
12-week fellowship in science and technology policy in Washington, D.C.
9/8/17

 

Option for students interested in communicating science to the public.

American Mathematical Society (AMS) / American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Mass Media Summer Fellowship Program
Summer internship places STEM students into newsrooms to learn about media & the newsmaking process.
1/15/18

 

Policy-Oriented Post-Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships (Long Term)

American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS) – Hellman Postdoctoral/Post-Master’s Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy
Up to two-year fellowship for early career professionals to contribute to science, engineering & technology policy projects at the AAAS in Cambridge, MA.
Anticipated 1/2018
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Science & Technology Policy Postdoctoral Fellowships
Fellowships for scientists & engineers to learn about federal policy-making in Washington, DC.
Anticipated 3/2018
American Astronomical Society (AAS) – John Bahcall Postdoctoral Public Policy Fellowship
Two-year fellowship for astronomers to participate in public policy activities of the AAS in Washington, D.C.
Anticipated 3/2018
American Geophysical Union (AGU) – Postdoctoral Congressional Science Fellowship
Fellowship for geoscientists to contribute to public policy as staff members in congressional offices or on congressional committees.
Anticipated 2/2018
American Institute of Physics / Acoustical Society of America (AIP-ASA) – Postdoctoral Congressional Science Fellowship
Fellowship for physicists and scientists in related disciplines to serve in the office of a Member of Congress or as staff to a Congressional Committee.
Anticipated 1/2018
American Institute of Physics / American Physical Society (AIP-APS) – Postdoctoral Congressional Science Fellowship
Fellowship for physicists and scientists in closely related field to serve on the staff in congressional offices.
Anticipated 1/2018
American Meteorological Society (AMS) – Postdoctoral Congressional Science Fellowship
Fellowship for scientists to contribute to public policy as staff members in congressional offices or on congressional committees.
Anticipated 2/2018
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Fellowship for policy-oriented work in Congress for microbiologists.
Anticipated 2/2018
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health / Center for Disease Control & Prevention (ASPPH/CDC) – Allan Rosenfield Global Health Postgraduate Fellowship
11-month fellowship for advanced training in global public health at CDC headquarters or overseas locations.
Not offered 2017, but anticipating a 2018 competition.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health / Center for Disease Control & Prevention (ASPPH/CDC) – Public Health Policy Postgraduate Fellowships
Six-month to two-year fellowships for training in public health and prevention practice, informatics and policy.
Anticipated 9/2017
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health / de Beaumont Foundation (ASPPH/Beaumont) – Public Health Philanthropy Postgraduate Fellowship
Fellowship for learning about the field of public health philanthropy at the Foundation’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD.
Anticipated 3/2018
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health / Department of Transportation / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (ASPPH/NHTSA) – Public Health Postgraduate Fellowship in Traffic Safety
Fellowship for training in all components of the comprehensive approach to injury prevention and motor vehicle and highway safety issues.
Anticipated 2/2018
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health / Environmental Protection Agency (ASPPH/EPA) – Environmental Health Postgraduate Fellowship
Fellowship for research, training, and hands-on experience in environmental health.
Anticipated 1/2018
California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) – Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science Policy
Fellowship for recent PhDs from a broad range of disciplines to learn about science policy-making processes in the California legislature.
Anticipated 2/2018
Center for Disease Control (CDC) – National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) – Postdoctoral Research Program
Two-year fellowship for policy-relevant research to improve American healthcare. Preference given to those applying by 3/15; final deadline 7/31.
7/31/2017
Anticipated 3/2018
Harvard University – Center for the Environment – Environmental Fellows Postdoctoral Program
Two-year fellowship for research in any discipline that tackles complex environmental problems.
Anticipated 1/2018
Harvard University – John F. Kennedy School of Government – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs – Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Ten-month fellowships for research and writing in science and international affairs related to the Center’s programs.
Anticipated 1/2018
Herbert Scoville Jr. – Peace Fellowships
6-9 month internships in Washington, D.C., in organizations working on peace and security issues.
10/2/17 & 1/5/18
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
One-year fellowship at associations, institutions, and government offices in Washington, D.C.
Anticipated 4/2018
Optical Society / Materials Research Society (OSA/MRS) – Postdoctoral Congressional Science Fellowship
Fellowship for scientists to work as legislative assistants in congressional offices or congressional committees.
Anticipated 1/2018
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – National Nuclear Security Administration/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (NNSA/PNNL) – Graduate and Postgraduate/Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Fellowship for students with graduate degrees in STEM, policy, and social sciences pursuing careers in global nuclear security.
10/4/17
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) – Post-Master’s and Postdoctoral Science & Technology Policy (STP) Fellowship
Fellowship for participating in policy-related projects at DOE-EERE’s offices in Washington, DC.
Continuous
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) / ORISE – Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Up to two-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the DOE’s fusion energy research and development programs.
Anticipated 4/2018
U.S. Office of Personnel Management – Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program
Two-year fellowship for graduates from all disciplines interested in government service.
Anticipated 12/2017
Women’s Policy Inc. (WPI) – Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy
Seven-month fellowship for grad students and recent grads in any field to work in congressional offices in Washington, D.C.
Anticipated 6/2018

 

Something Different and Often Overlooked

U.S. citizen graduate students interested in government service and international issues can study a language and complete a project abroad. Prior language experience varies by country, and duration can vary from 3-12 months. STEM students are welcome—it’s a foot in the door to a government career, including national laboratories, that requires one year of government service.

US National Security Education Program (NSEP) – Boren Fellowship for Overseas Language Study
Fellowships for language study in Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
1/30/18

 

Updated 8/7/17 by Dr. Karen Ruhleder
Office of External Fellowships—The Graduate College