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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.

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2019
Science and Technology Policy Internship, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is seeking applicants for its spring semester science and technology policy internship program. Applicants should have an interest in science and public policy, relevant research experience, and university coursework in a related field. Interns are unpaid, but can receive course credit for completion of the program. We are seeking interns from diverse academic backgrounds (undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated), including those with experience in the sciences, engineering, political science, legislative affairs, international affairs, security studies, history, public policy, operations research, robotics, neuroscience, foreign languages, regional studies, and ethics.
Learn more

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019 (Summer 2020 Internship)
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2020 (Fall 2020 Internship)

Congressional Internship Program, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduates experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office or federal agency, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development training.
Learn more.

Deadline: Dec. 8, 2019
Internship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and China Environment Forum
The China Environment Forum offers internships for students with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on topics of environmental and energy challenges in China. The Communications and Design Internship is designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity to gain practical experience in an environment that combines graphic design, communications, and public policy. The internship also provides opportunities to attend events within the Wilson Center and around Washington, D.C. The Research Internship is designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy.
Additional details here.

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE)
WISE prepares future leaders of the engineering profession who are aware of, and who can contribute to, the increasingly important issues at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy in the United States. Each summer, the WISE societies select outstanding 3rd or 4th year engineering/ computer science students, or students in engineering/ computer science graduate programs, from a nation-wide pool of applicants. The students spend nine (9) weeks living in Washington, D.C., during which they learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, and how engineers can contribute to the legislative process and regulatory public policy decision-making.
Learn more

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
Native American Congressional Internship Program, Udall Foundation
The Native American Congressional Internship provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. Interns will learn how they can use this knowledge on behalf of their Tribes. A community of 12 American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students will live and work in Washington, D.C. from May 27 to August 1, 2020. Interns have access to a network of American Indian professionals and alumni who work on behalf of tribal nations. Interns are supported with housing, a living allowance, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and an educational stipend.
Program details and application.

Deadline: As soon as possible/rolling
Multiple internships, Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
EESI is a not-for-profit organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus to provide timely, credible information for policymakers and influential stakeholders, and promote innovative environmental and energy solutions. EESI internships offer invaluable career benefits and opportunities and may also be used for undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate credit. EESI recruits interns throughout the year on a rotating basis. Internship start and end dates are flexible. Internships require a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for a minimum of 10-12 weeks.
Available internships:

Deadline: Rolling
Fellowships and grants, University of Idaho Office of Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research offers a variety of competitive funding resources, including research grants, summer-specific funding and travel grants. 
Learn more.

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2019
Science and Technology Policy Internship, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is seeking applicants for its spring semester science and technology policy internship program. Applicants should have an interest in science and public policy, relevant research experience, and university coursework in a related field. Interns are unpaid, but can receive course credit for completion of the program. We are seeking interns from diverse academic backgrounds (undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated), including those with experience in the sciences, engineering, political science, legislative affairs, international affairs, security studies, history, public policy, operations research, robotics, neuroscience, foreign languages, regional studies, and ethics.
Learn more.  

Deadlines: Dec. 10, 2019; Dec. 17, 2019
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral and dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Awards will be made for study in research-based programs, including international relations and political science. 
Additional information.

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE)
WISE prepares future leaders of the engineering profession who are aware of, and who can contribute to, the increasingly important issues at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy in the United States. Each summer, the WISE societies select outstanding 3rd or 4th year engineering/ computer science students, or students in engineering/ computer science graduate programs, from a nation-wide pool of applicants. The students spend nine (9) weeks living in Washington, D.C., during which they learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, and how engineers can contribute to the legislative process and regulatory public policy decision-making.
Learn more.  

Deadline, Jan. 3, 2020
Fellowship, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
The SRCD is seeking applicants for the U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs for the 2020-2021 academic year. There are two fellowship programs: federal and state. The fellowships provide researchers with immersive opportunities to (1) learn firsthand about policy development, implementation, and evaluation, and (2) use their expertise to inform child and family public policies and programs that support diverse populations. Through these experiences, fellows also learn how to communicate with policymakers and formulate more informed questions for policy-relevant research. All fellowships will run from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. 
Additional details

Deadline: Jan. 5, 2020
Congressional and Executive Branch Policy Fellowships, American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA invites applications for its 2020-2021 Policy Fellowships. Each year, APA places three psychologists in congressional offices and a federal agency in Washington, D.C. These APA Policy Fellowships provide a unique opportunity to bring valuable and much-needed psychological perspectives to federal policymaking institutions. The APA Congressional Fellowship places a psychologist for one year on Capitol Hill working as a special legislative assistant in a U.S. House or Senate office. Congressional Fellows bring their psychological expertise to bear on a diverse range of policymaking activities, such as drafting legislation, writing speeches, meeting with constituents and outside groups, and conducting background research. Psychologists who have experience working directly with children may also indicate that they wish to be considered for a second congressional position, the Jacquelin Goldman Congressional Fellowship. The APA Executive Branch Science Fellowship places a psychological scientist as a special assistant in a federal agency working on issues ranging from science policy to research administration. The year-long placement is tailored to the individual fellow’s interest and expertise. Past placements have included the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Justice and U.S. Agency for International Development.
More information.

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
Native American Congressional Internship Program, Udall Foundation
The Native American Congressional Internship provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. Interns will learn how they can use this knowledge on behalf of their Tribes. A community of 12 American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students will live and work in Washington, D.C. from May 27 to August 1, 2020. Interns have access to a network of American Indian professionals and alumni who work on behalf of tribal nations. Interns are supported with housing, a living allowance, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and an educational stipend.
Program details and application.

Deadline: As soon as possible/rolling
Multiple internships, Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
EESI is a not-for-profit organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus to provide timely, credible information for policymakers and influential stakeholders, and promote innovative environmental and energy solutions. EESI internships offer invaluable career benefits and opportunities and may also be used for undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate credit. EESI recruits interns throughout the year on a rotating basis. Internship start and end dates are flexible. Internships require a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for a minimum of 10-12 weeks.
Available internships:

Deadline: Rolling
Congressional Research Grant, Dirksen Congressional Center
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. The Center's first interest is to fund the study of the leadership in the Congress, both House and Senate. Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, or the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership. In addition, The Center invites proposals about congressional procedures, such as committee operation or mechanisms for institutional change, and Congress and the electoral process. The Center also encourages proposals that link Congress and congressional leadership with the creation, implementation and oversight of public policy. Proposals must demonstrate that Congress, not the specific policy, is the central research interest.
Additional details.

Deadline: Dec. 10, 2019
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Awards will be made for study in research-based programs, including international relations and political science. 
Additional information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech
This serves as an invitation to apply for a two year post-doctoral fellowship to begin Fall 2020. The ideal candidate would have policy-relevant academic research and teaching interests that interface with one of the School’s core programs in Emerging Technologies and International Security or in Global Development. A successful applicant will conduct individual research, participate in relevant outreach activities, collaborate with Nunn School faculty and graduate students to pursue sponsored research programs, and teach one course per semester. The teaching requirements are negotiable and may be reduced by a collaborative research project. Therefore, the search committee strongly encourages applications from those who seek opportunities to collaborate with other parts of Georgia Tech’s campus including the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the science and engineering schools.
Learn more.

Deadline: Rolling
Congressional Research Grant, Dirksen Congressional Center
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. The Center's first interest is to fund the study of the leadership in the Congress, both House and Senate. Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, or the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership. In addition, The Center invites proposals about congressional procedures, such as committee operation or mechanisms for institutional change, and Congress and the electoral process. The Center also encourages proposals that link Congress and congressional leadership with the creation, implementation and oversight of public policy. Proposals must demonstrate that Congress, not the specific policy, is the central research interest.
Additional details.

Deadline, Jan. 3, 2020
Fellowship, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
The SRCD is seeking applicants for the U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs for the 2020-2021 academic year. There are two fellowship programs: federal and state. The fellowships provide researchers with immersive opportunities to (1) learn firsthand about policy development, implementation, and evaluation, and (2) use their expertise to inform child and family public policies and programs that support diverse populations. Through these experiences, fellows also learn how to communicate with policymakers and formulate more informed questions for policy-relevant research. All fellowships will run from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. 
Additional details

Deadline: Rolling
Congressional Research Grant, Dirksen Congressional Center
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. The Center's first interest is to fund the study of the leadership in the Congress, both House and Senate. Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, or the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership. In addition, The Center invites proposals about congressional procedures, such as committee operation or mechanisms for institutional change, and Congress and the electoral process. The Center also encourages proposals that link Congress and congressional leadership with the creation, implementation, and oversight of public policy. Proposals must demonstrate that Congress, not the specific policy, is the central research interest.;
Additional details.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019
Director - Institute of Public Policy, University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs
The Truman School’s Institute of Public Policy engages in rigorous policy research that supports faculty, practitioners, and policymakers in Missouri and nationally. This position is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track, ranked faculty position with an administrative appointment. Rank is open. We welcome applications from researchers in all policy areas to build on the Institute of Public Policy’s existing strengths in education and health policy. Key responsibilities include collaborating with faculty and the broader academic community as well as state and regional stakeholders to perform research that addresses local, state, and national needs. The director will work with the Truman School director to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for securing additional funding to support Institute programs and initiatives. 
Additional details.  

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019
Inaugural Chair for Concentration in Science, Technology and International Affairs - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), Georgetown University 
The SFS invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure-line faculty position as the inaugural Chair for the Concentration in Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) in the Masters of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program. This is an opportunity for a person of vision to shape the direction of the next generation of world leaders at a time when science and technology have never been more fundamental to international affairs. The successful candidate design and manage a new graduate-level concentration (18 credits) for the MSFS program. In addition, the successful candidate will work collaboratively to build curriculum, mentoring and co-curricular program linkages between the MSFS program and the School’s well-established undergraduate STIA Program. S/he will be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and development of the new MSFS concentration and its curriculum, leading and teaching innovative gateway courses, and serving as an academic and career advisor, primarily to graduate students in the concentration. This position requires working collaboratively with other faculty and staff across multiple units and programs within SFS and in other Georgetown schools and departments. Faculty rank in the professor of the practice career track will be determined by qualifications. The start date for this three-year position is no later than August 1, 2020. This position is renewable depending on performance and need. 
Application information.

Deadline: Dec. 10, 2019
Program Associate - Climate and Energy, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
The Climate and Energy program is the largest UCS program, bringing climate science education to the public and policy makers, exposing the deceptive practices of fossil fuel producers, and advancing clean and low carbon energy solutions. As Program Associate, you’ll provide scheduling, travel, interoffice communication, and project management support for the Climate and Energy Program Director, and coordinate with the Deputy Director of Operations to provide program-wide support of day-to-day and long-term operational priorities, as well as for campaign projects and/or legislative priorities within the Climate & Energy Program.
More information

Deadline: Jan. 3, 2020
Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Innovation Policy - School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS), Arizona State University (ASU)
The SFIS seeks an associate or full professor (tenured) with expertise in innovation policy broadly construed, including innovation for local and regional economic development, and innovation for economic and social inclusion. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate intellectual and innovative leadership that cuts across multiple areas of knowledge, expertise and practice, potentially including design, the arts and humanities, and science and engineering. Primary expertise may be in any sector. Candidates should be adept at working within diverse communities to translate knowledge into impact. ASU and SFIS are committed to strengthening innovation in Arizona and beyond through engaged scholarship and informed and responsive policy. The Phoenix metro area is rapidly emerging as a leading center for innovation practices, and both SFIS and the university are participating in local, cutting-edge innovation initiatives. Such initiatives provide a unique environment within which the successful candidate will be able to collaborate and lead novel innovation policy partnerships with local, national and global impact. We specifically expect that the successful candidate will develop and lead a new research center that is focused on creative approaches to innovation policy, and leveraging the unique opportunities afforded by ASU and the surrounding area.
Learn more.

Deadline: Jan. 5, 2020
Congressional and Executive Branch Policy Fellowships, American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA invites applications for its 2020-2021 Policy Fellowships. Each year, APA places three psychologists in congressional offices and a federal agency in Washington, D.C. These APA Policy Fellowships provide a unique opportunity to bring valuable and much-needed psychological perspectives to federal policymaking institutions. The APA Congressional Fellowship places a psychologist for one year on Capitol Hill working as a special legislative assistant in a U.S. House or Senate office. Congressional Fellows bring their psychological expertise to bear on a diverse range of policymaking activities, such as drafting legislation, writing speeches, meeting with constituents and outside groups, and conducting background research. Psychologists who have experience working directly with children may also indicate that they wish to be considered for a second congressional position, the Jacquelin Goldman Congressional Fellowship. The APA Executive Branch Science Fellowship places a psychological scientist as a special assistant in a federal agency working on issues ranging from science policy to research administration. The year-long placement is tailored to the individual fellow’s interest and expertise. Past placements have included the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Justice and U.S. Agency for International Development.
More information.   

Deadline: As soon as possible
Government Affairs Specialist, Princeton University
The government affairs specialist, a new position, works with the director and associate director of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C., and other Princeton staff to develop and promote the University’s advocacy agenda in the federal government. The specialist will assist in advocacy efforts (e.g., develop handouts for members of Congress and their staff on areas of University research advocacy, assist with the preparation of background memos and materials, perform other duties supporting University faculty, researchers and others who participate in advocacy days in Washington); research (e.g., research legislative issues in which the University takes a leadership role, perform analysis of the federal budget, create white papers and other handouts on fusion energy and other top-priority University research initiatives); and communicate with key constituencies (e.g., attend community briefings and legislative hearings, prepare summaries and memoranda where appropriate for Government Affairs colleagues and campus partners). 
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Lead - U.S. Policy & Government Affairs (GPGA), Conservation International (CI)
The Lead for GPGA is a leader for CI, with primary responsibility for the organization’s involvement on influencing the development and implementation of U.S. Government policies (at the national and sub-national levels) important to the achievement of CI’s mission and strategic objectives with an emphasis on nature-based climate solutions, and sustainable seascapes and landscapes. The position reports to CI’s SVP for GPGA and is a leader on the GPGA Team. The Lead will shape and oversee CI’s vision and strategy for important U.S. policies, with emphasis on mobilizing government action and funding as a positive force for nature-based climate solutions, and sustainable seascapes and landscapes. He or she will represent CI with the Congress and Executive Branch, work with the SVP for GPGA on managing policy engagement by members of CI’s Executive Team and Board of Directors, and framing the content of CI communications on policy matters.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Public Involvement/Conflict Resolution Project Manager, The Langdon Group
The Langdon Group is a conflict resolution and public involvement firm. Our current work centers on collaborative processes and strategic communications in public lands, transportation, water/wastewater, natural resources, environmental public policy, organizational development and infrastructure issues. We primarily work in the western United States. The range of clients we work with includes federal and state agencies, cities and local municipalities, Native American tribes, and private industry. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. (a regional engineering firm), we support many planning and engineering projects. We are currently looking to fill two Project Manager positions (Pocatello/Idaho Falls, Idaho and Logan, Utah). The Project Manager position provides an excellent opportunity for a mid-career practitioner with a passion for collaborative work, project management, client relations and business development. They will have ample opportunity to work on a wide variety of complex and diverse projects. The position is highly dynamic and requires an individual that is comfortable with ambiguity, is innovative, and has the initiative to work well on their own and in a team atmosphere. 
Learn more about both positions

Deadline: As soon as possible
Political Appointments Manager, Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition 
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a big mission: we’re working to ensure the federal government is dynamic, innovative and that it effectively serves the American people. The Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition is intended to ensure a smooth and safe transfer of power between presidential administrations, maximize a new or second-term administration’s capacity to manage government challenges, and prepare senior appointees to step into office ready to lead effectively. The Political Appointments Manager will work with internal and external partners to lead key pieces of the transition portfolio.
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Data Analyst, Foreign Service Institute
The Data Analyst will develop, update, and apply data models to generate reports and analysis to inform stakeholders. Major duties and responsibilities include conducting data analysis to answer standard or recurring inquiries and identify trends, correlation, and other relationships in data sets; working across various stakeholders to understand data trends, sources, and analysis goals and connect data to business processes to obtain a deeper understanding of potential considerations and assumptions; creating support materials for analysis projects (assumptions, briefings, handouts, written documents, user guides, etc.); and developing metrics to identify trends in training and other integral data.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
National Security Analysis Analyst, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Are you passionate about solving complex problems? Do you have experience as an operations analyst in the Department of Defense? Do you want to contribute to work that significantly impacts our country, now and into the future? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team in the National Security Analysis Department (NSAD) at APL. We conduct detailed technical and operational investigations of complex national security challenges, performed using a defined, rigorous, and defendable process, to deeply understand the major elements of those challenges across the whole of the operational and strategic context, to draw insights that inform critical national security decisions. We are seeking hardworking individuals to help us conduct insightful quantitative and qualitative analyses that address critical national security and military challenges. Our team tackles challenges like technical systems performance, operational mission effectiveness, training and proficiency assessment, real world operations, ally and partner interoperability, policy and legal concerns, and many other technical and operational factors that craft a rich tapestry of interwoven matters.
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Deadline: Various
Multiple Positions at the National Democratic Institute (NDI)
The NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Policy Analyst - Energy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
BPC is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy. As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. BPC is accepting applications for a Policy Analyst on the Energy Project team. The BPC Energy Project is a dynamic and fast-moving effort that is focused on energy innovation and low-carbon energy technology development (including nuclear, carbon capture, carbon removal, and advanced renewables), deep decarbonization, energy infrastructure, and other related issues that are geared toward building effective coalitions for federal policy action. The successful candidate will be a strong team player who is able to support BPC’s dynamic energy program and thrive in a bipartisan organization.
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Associate Program Officer - Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, U.S. National Academies 
The Board conducts a program of studies and other activities to provide independent advice to the executive and legislative branches of government and the private sector on issues in energy and environmental technology, and related public policy. The Board directs expert attention to energy supply and demand technologies and systems, including resource extraction through mining and drilling, energy conversion, distribution and delivery, and efficiency of use; environmental consequences of energy related activities; environmental systems and controls in areas related to fuels production, energy conversion, transmission, and use; and related issues in national security and defense
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
ORISE Fellowship, Oak Ridge Institute - U.S. Department of Energy
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future.
Learn more.

Deadline: April 2, 2020
Industry Economist, Survey Statistician, and Math Statistician positions, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
These vacancy announcements will be open through April 2, 2020, and EIA will use applicants to fill positions throughout the next nine months.

Nov. 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Eastern
Enhanced S&T Capacity in Congress: Exploring Key Issues and Pathways, Bipartisan Policy Center
Many of the most pressing policy issues facing Congress—cybersecurity, health care, and energy—demand a deeper understanding of their underlying science and technology components. Yet, Congress struggles with integrating science and technology literacy into its policy debates. Congress previously had that capacity through the Office of Technology Assessment from 1972-1995, but since then, other legislative branch entities such as Government Accountability Office have been able to carry out some of that mission. With growing science and technology implications for policy, now is the time to explore a more robust capacity within Congress to tackle these challenges.
Register for in-person or remote attendance.

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Releases New Report
On Sept. 18, 2019, the CFR released a new report: “Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge". 
Read the report here.

Federal Data Strategy Team Releases Playbook on Data Governance
The Federal Data Strategy team has released The Data Governance Playbook to help agencies get started with prioritizing data governance and assessing maturity. This playbook outlines two “plays” to help agencies improve their organizational leadership for leveraging data as an asset and to respond to the requirements of the Evidence Act. Each play includes activities designed to build data infrastructure through data governance bodies and maturity assessments, providing the foundation for a data-driven culture that embraces the Mission Statement, Principles, and Practices of the Federal Data Strategy.
Read the Playbook.

Office of Management and Budget Releases Guidance on Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 emphasizes collaboration and coordination to advance data and evidence-building functions in the Federal Government. The Evidence Act mandates Federal evidence-building activities, open government data, and confidential information protection and statistical efficiency. OMB has now released guidance for agencies which provides key requirements for the initial phase of the implementation of the law.
Read the guidance.

Public Face of Science Report
new publication of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Public Face of Science project, Encountering Science in America, is now available. Studying where and why Americans connect with science furthers the mission of the Public Face of Science to explore and improve the complex and evolving relationship between scientists and the public.

Non-Confidential U.S. Congressional Research Service Reports
These nonpartisan reports are now publicly available.

The Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program
New report available: Science & Civics: A Guide for Collaborative Action.

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