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The McClure Center values its role in expanding opportunities to get involved in public policy for students – from undergraduates to postdoctoral. The Center also values its role in connecting faculty to opportunities that relate their research to public policy. One way to do this is by linking students and faculty on sabbatical to internships, jobs, and research opportunities.

 

Undergraduate students 

April 15, 2018

Geoscience Policy Internship (Fall 2018), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

The Geoscience Policy Program represents the shared interests of the geoscience community in Washington, D.C., and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster better communication and public policy for the geosciences in areas including water, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education. AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or engineering students or recent graduates (bachelor's or master's level) with a strong interest in federal science policy. Interns will hone their writing and web publishing skills, while gaining first-hand policy experience and improving their understanding of the legislative process. You must be a U.S. citizen, and currently enrolled in or recently completed a geoscience-related undergraduate or master's degree program. For more information, send inquiries only to govt@americangeosciences.org. View past intern profiles here

To apply: Click here 

 

Deadline: Rolling

Internships, Mental Health America

Mental Health America offers a variety of selective internship opportunities at the D.C.-area headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Internship opportunities are flexible. All interns are expected to work at least 20 hours per week, and to be available for 8 weeks (preferably consecutive) during the internship period. However, interns who work closer to a full-time work schedule typically gain more from their experience. Opportunities are generally available year-round, but summer positions are the most popular and most competitive. Focus areas span public education, non-profit administration, public policy, and legal.

More information: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/internship-opportunities

 

Graduate and professional students

 

April 15, 2018

Geoscience Policy Internship (Fall 2018), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

The Geoscience Policy Program represents the shared interests of the geoscience community in Washington, D.C., and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster better communication and public policy for the geosciences in areas including water, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education. AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or engineering students or recent graduates (bachelor's or master's level) with a strong interest in federal science policy. Interns will hone their writing and web publishing skills, while gaining first-hand policy experience and improving their understanding of the legislative process. You must be a U.S. citizen, and currently enrolled in or recently completed a geoscience-related undergraduate or master's degree program. For more information, send inquiries only to govt@americangeosciences.org. View past intern profiles here

To apply: Click here 

Deadline: May 31, 2018, 17:00 EDT

Congressional Fellow, Congressional Fellowships on Women in Public Policy

The fellowship program places current or recent graduate students in the Washington, D.C. offices of Members of Congress and congressional committees. Fellows work 40 hours per week from January through August as legislative aides on public policy issues. Following a mandatory two-week orientation to Capitol Hill in January, Fellows meet once a week at issue seminars with women's advocates, congressional staff, researchers, and lobbyists. The program is designed to develop a cadre of talented women experienced in public policymaking at the national level; encourage more effective participation by women in policy formation at all levels of government; examine how policies affect women and men differently and encourage the formulation of policy options that recognize the needs of all people; promote activities that encourage the translation of research into policy; raise awareness that domestic and international issues affecting women are interdependent; and increase understanding that those issues often defined as "women's issues" are, in fact, "human issues" of equal importance to men and women. 
More information: http://www.womenspolicy.org/our-work/congressional-fellows/   

 

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, National Tax Association

This award was established in 1971 and recognizes exemplary dissertation research in government finance and taxation. All graduate students at accredited U.S. and Canadian Institutions and individuals who will receive the doctoral degree or its equivalent after July 1, 2017, and before June 30, 2018, are eligible for the awards. Both theoretical and empirical dissertations are welcome, and may be on any topic in the area of government finance, including taxation, debt and fiscal policy, political economy, expenditures, budgeting, administrative and management science applications, program analysis, and policy evaluation. Entries are judged by a panel of experts on the basis of originality, clarity of exposition, and significance of the analysis for scholars and practitioners of government finance.
Additional details: http://www.ntanet.org/awards/phd-dissertation-award/

 

Postdoctoral fellowships

Deadline: June 15, 2018 17:00 EDT

Strategy and Policy Fellow, Smith Richardson Foundation

The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. Ph.D. required – no degree substitutions. The mission of the Smith Richardson Foundation is to contribute to important public debates and to address serious public policy challenges facing the United States. The Foundation seeks to help ensure the vitality of social, economic, and governmental institutions. 

Additional details: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/strategy-policy-fellows-program/

 

Deadline: October 27, 2018

Visiting Scholar, American Academy for Arts and Sciences

The Visiting Scholars Program was established in 2000 as part of an Academy-wide effort to promote the work of early-career scholars. It provides residential fellowships for post-doctoral scholars who are completing manuscripts on projects relating to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present. The Program offers scholars an academic year for research and writing, a collaborative work environment, and the opportunity to interact with Academy members. One of the goals of the Visiting Scholars Program is to build a community of research scholars in residence; regular attendance at the Academy facilitates this goal. Research trips, interviews, attendance at scholarly meetings or speaking engagements should be limited to no more one weekday per week during the fellowship term, and scholars may not accept any teaching appointment or other major commitments during the fellowship.

More information: https://www.amacad.org/content/about/about.aspx?d=363&t=4&s=0


Faculty

Deadline: June 15, 2018 17:00 EDT

Strategy and Policy Fellow, Smith Richardson Foundation

The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. Ph.D. required – no degree substitutions. The mission of the Smith Richardson Foundation is to contribute to important public debates and address serious public policy challenges facing the United States. The Foundation seeks to help ensure the vitality of social, economic, and governmental institutions. 

Additional details: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/strategy-policy-fellows-program/

 

Job postings

Deadline: April 11, 2018

Assistant Program Director; Healthy Foods, Health Lives Institute

This position is located in the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute, a University-wide institute administered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. The major goal of the HFHL Institute is to utilize and help build the strengths of the University of Minnesota in the area of food and health to advance scientific and public knowledge and influence public policy. The work of the Institute takes place both within the University and outside the University with community partners, and involves both basic and applied sciences and research. A number of core programs involve engagement with a diverse spectrum of communities. For example, an important area of focus is partnering with Native American communities and Tribal leaders on issues related to revitalizing traditional food systems and improving nutrition in Indigenous communities. The Assistant Program Director will be located in the Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition and will assist the director in the administration of Institute programs and activities and supervise the work of students and other professional employees working on behalf of Institute initiatives.

Additional details and application.

 

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Sustainability Project Manager, Caltrans

Caltrans’ Sustainability Team is recruiting to fill a new leadership position. The Sustainability Project Manager is a new position and a key role in our team. We are situated within the Director’s Office in Sacramento, tasked with broadly implementing "Sustainability Goal #3" of the Caltrans Strategic Management Plan, which aims to rapidly increase active transportation and transit trips, reduce VMT, reduce greenhouse gas and toxic air emissions, improve livability and accessibility, and prepare for climate change, all while trying to deliver more equitable benefits from the transportation system. It's a big task, and we need more talent! The individual who fills this position will help grow the team’s size and impact.

More information: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/msp.htm

 

Deadline: April 27, 2018

Water Policy Analyst, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)

ASDWA is the professional association serving state drinking water programs. Formed in 1984 to address a growing need for state administrators to have national representation, ASDWA has become a respected voice for state primacy agents with Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other professional organizations. ASDWA’s members are the drinking water program administrators in the 50 states, the five territories, the Navajo Nation, and the District of Columbia. ASDWA is a 501(c)(3). The ideal Water Policy Analyst has a cooperative spirit, is self-reliant, and can see big picture ideas and consequences in the detail of data and information. The Water Policy Analyst is a vital member of our team. She/he will report to and work directly for the Executive Director and collaborate with other key staff.

Position details here.

 

Deadline: May 6, 2018

Senior Vehicles Analyst-Advocate, Clean Vehicles Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

The position requires strong quantitative and analytical skills with a preference for candidates with expertise in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and grid-related impacts, sophisticated understanding and knowledge of electricity sector policy and public utility commission regulatory processes, and demonstrated experience with energy analysis and advocacy. General knowledge of transportation, energy, and climate policy is also required.

More information: https://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs#seniorvehiclesanalystadvocate

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Senior Program Assistant - Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC), Policy and Global Affairs, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The mission of Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) is to help improve public policy, understanding, and education in matters of science, technology, and health with regard to national strategies and resources, global affairs, workforce and the economy. The division is particularly charged to identify and build synergy among the disciplines and issue areas, and to promote interaction among science, engineering, medicine and public policy. The units of the division focus particularly on the interaction of key institutions central to science and technology policy, on the standing of US research around the world and cooperation with Science & Engineering bodies in other countries, on the mission and organization of federal research activities, and on the sources of future manpower and funding for research. The CISAC was established in 1980, drawing together leading scholars in science, technology, and medicine with military, diplomatic, and policy experts to address critical problems of international security, particularly issues concerning nuclear weapons, biological security, terrorism and, more recently, space and cyber security. CISAC engages influential scientific counterparts in Russia, China, India, and other countries in security dialogues and other activities. The Senior Program Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support for those activities.

Additional details: https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=8846

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Research Assistant, Resources for the Future

Multiple openings for Research Assistant positions, with some beginning immediately, and others beginning in late spring/early summer. Candidates should have a master or bachelor degree in economics, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, or a related field. Resources for the Future is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research institute established in 1952 and based in Washington, DC., with the mission to improve environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber. Research Assistant positions focus on conducting economic analyses of energy, climate, transportation, and environmental policy; studying economics of ecosystems, forests, biodiversity, water, and other natural resources; and conducting benefit-cost analysis of environmental regulations.

More information: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=47356&clientkey=6F2AC920A789A528ADE40C4F938057D6

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Environmental Program Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Environment Program at the Hewlett Foundation will support organizations working on land, water, climate and energy issues, and looks for opportunities to engage people on the ground where issues are unfolding. Reflecting the global context of threats and challenges to our sustainability, the Hewlett Foundation’s board made a renewed, five-year commitment to addressing climate change. Under its new strategy, the program will assess its climate and energy related grants through the lens of their contributions to achieving deep decarbonization by 2050. The Environment Program Officer will work with private and public-sector leaders to advance a strategic framework that addresses the intersection and integration of transportation, urban planning, energy and supply chains. The Program Officer’s priority will be on the biggest emitting countries and regions in the world: China, the United States, Europe, and India, all of which offer the potential for major emissions reductions, and opportunities for spillover effects into other countries. The Program Officer will support a mix of analysis, advocacy, innovation, business sector engagement, public-private partnerships and building public support for policy change.

More information: https://www.hewlett.org/career/program-officer-environment/

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Community Specialists, World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (the “Center”) aims to co-design governance protocols and policy frameworks that will be piloted by governments, businesses, and other stakeholders around the world in order to shape the trajectory of emerging technologies in the global public interest. The Center is looking to hire Community Specialists to join our project teams, on topics including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Internet of Things and Connected Devices, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, Precision Medicine and Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace. Community Specialists will each support two project teams in community building and the engagement of constituents in the development of innovative multi-stakeholder solutions to address global challenges. These are high visibility roles, which will place you on the frontline of engaging with global leaders driving the trajectory of emerging technology. Great position for someone right out of grad school or a few years out of undergrad (at least 3 years of professional experience). We're looking for folks with a science/tech background and/or public policy.
Additional details: http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WEFORUM&cws=41&rid=295

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Senior Associate-Climate Policy and Communication, U.S. Climate Alliance

The United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of U.S. states and territories committed to upholding the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Members of the Alliance will collaborate to ensure that there continues to be a contribution from the U.S. to the global effort to address climate change. The Alliance now represents nearly 40% of the US population and roughly $7.4 trillion in economic activity – enough to be the world’s third largest economy. The Senior Associate, Climate Policy and Communication, will work under the Executive Director, with a broad range of responsibilities supporting the functions of the Secretariat. This will include supporting strategy, policy research and analysis, and coordination functions, including day-to-day coordination and support for the Alliance, and coordination with other organizations providing support to the Alliance as well as the project’s funders. The Senior Associate will lead the development and execution of the Alliance’s digital and traditional communications strategy, and be responsible for coordinating communications efforts across the Alliance’s diverse partnership.

Additional details here.

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Manager, Special Initiatives, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

The Manager, Special Initiatives will play a critical role in supporting the development and execution of strategic initiatives that support the mission of the Foundation and strengthen its impact and reach. One such initiative is the Foundation’s signature college and university campus program, Up to Us, which involves engaging with program grantees and partners, leading calls, tracking program deliverables, and coordinating communications. As the Foundation identifies and launches new initiatives, the Manager will provide research, analytical, planning, and implementation support. The Manager will also support a variety of communications projects as directed and work closely with other members of the communications team. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Initiatives, the Manager, Special Initiatives will work collaboratively across the organization. The Manager will also engage with external partners, consultants, and vendors, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the initiatives and projects this individual will support.

More information: https://leaderfit.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=10371490

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Development Director, Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Colorado Center on Law and Policy is seeking a Development Director to develop and implement our fundraising initiatives to support CCLP’s mission and vision. This is a new position that will build on a successful track-record by the Executive Director and other staff of raising funds to support a $1.3 million budget. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Communications Director, Office and Business Manager, and a committed staff of expert policy advocates. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all fundraising activities, with an emphasis on foundation grants and developing major donors. In addition, the Development Director will help plan CCLP’s annual event, Pathways from Poverty, and work with the Executive Director to elevate the organization’s profile among state and national grant-making foundations.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here.

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Knight Fellowship, International Center for Journalists

The International Center for Journalists seeks outstanding applicants with a strong background in data journalism for a one-year ICFJ Knight Fellowship to promote data-driven reporting techniques in Central and Eastern Europe. The Fellow will work with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which supports a network of investigative journalism centers around the region that specialize in uncovering organized crime and large-scale corruption in government and industry. With OCCRP, the Fellow will help selected member centers in the region to produce data-driven investigative journalism faster, more cheaply and more safely. In turn, this will mean more stories can be produced at a lower expense, increasing center sustainability. The Fellow will design projects to ensure that the impact will be measurable and will last beyond the fellowship. The Fellow with improve the quality of research and storytelling of member centers as an “embedded data coach.” Over the course of several weeks in each center, the Fellow will combine short-term trainings and workshops with hands-on guidance for staff working on investigative stories, helping the centers to establish data practices as an essential design element of investigative strategy, rather than an afterthought. The Fellow will also identify the data journalism needs of these member centers and work with OCCRP’s in-house technology team to design and develop long-term infrastructure and algorithmic approaches to support better data-driven reporting.

More information:

https://www.icfj.org/icfj-knight-fellow-data-journalism-centraleastern-europe?utm_content=buffer236d1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Senior Advisor, Science and Strategy Team, Oceana

This position reports to Oceana’s Chief of Strategy and is a member of the Science and Strategy team. The Senior Advisor will work with our international offices and assist the team with staff mentoring, campaign strategy and planning, refining proposals for national policy change, internal and external communications and diplomacy and reporting to funders. Looking for someone with a lot of NON-science experience, particularly in advocacy/campaigning, environmental policy/law/politics, managing/coaching teams, etc. The position requires interaction with Oceana staff and outside organizations in varied time zones and is based in Washington, D.C. Frequent travel is required. 

Additional details: http://oceana.org/employment-opportunities/senior-advisor-science-strategy

 

Deadline: As soon as possible

Fellow/Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

The Foreign Policy program is accepting applications for a Fellow/Senior Fellow position established with the support of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD). Under the direction of the director of the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE), the TUSIAD Fellow/Senior Fellow will conduct research that fosters greater understanding of Turkey and the direction of its politics, economy, security, innovation, and foreign policy. Building on Brookings’s strong expertise and foundational work on Turkey, the Fellow/Senior Fellow will engage new audiences and offer timely and policy-relevant analysis of issues affecting Turkey and its relations with the United States, Europe, and beyond.

More information: https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1651/tusiad-fellow-senior-fellow%2c-center-on-the-united-states-and-europe/job


Other

April 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Livestream

11th Annual McGowan Forum on Women in Leadership: Women in Foreign Service, National Archives Foundation

Women have excelled in Foreign Service and their diplomatic impact on our nation cannot be measured. On April 19, we welcome leaders in the field -- including ambassadors, diplomats, and academics -- to discuss their experiences, explore critical viewpoints, and offer advice to young women entering the field of American Foreign Service. Moderator and panelists: Cokie Roberts, Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin, Susan Rockwell Johnson, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and Ambassador Melanne Verveer.

Sign up to be notified when the livestream begins!

 

April 26-28, 2018

Applications are open for the 2018 Public Service Leadership Training in Boise April 26-28. Hosted by Idaho Women in Leadership (I-WIL), this is an opportunity for a small group of outstanding women leaders in the state to receive specialized training in politics and public service. Program participants are selected based upon demonstrated leadership skills through employment or public service. If you have a desire to make a difference in your community, then be part of the next graduating class and submit an online application.

More information: https://www.i-wil.com/publicserviceleadershipapp

 

June 21-22, 2018

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Forum on Science & Technology Policy

The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities. Since 1976, it has been the place where insiders go to learn what is happening and what is likely to happen in the coming year on the federal budget and the growing number of policy issues that affect researchers and their institutions. Come to the Forum, learn about the future of S&T policy, and meet the people who will shape it.

Additional details: https://www.aaas.org/page/forum-science-technology-policy

 

June 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EDT

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Join the STPF for an installment of the monthly live chat series. You will hear from fellows with backgrounds in engineering, math and computer science.
Details and RSVP: 
https://www.aaas.org/event/stpf/chat-series-policy-fellowships-change-world-and-you-0

 

September 14, 2018

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Science Diplomacy will host its 4th annual conference, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Center. The one-day conference will bring scientists, policymakers, students, and practitioners together around emerging aspects of science diplomacy.

Proposal submissions due by May 4: https://www.aaas.org/science-diplomacy-2018-submissions

 

 

 

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