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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

Deadline: Oct. 20, 2018
Spring 2019 Internship, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)
OSTP is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2019 OSTP Internship Program. If you know anyone who is passionate about science and tech policy, motivated for public service and would like to learn about what OSTP does, please encourage them to apply! All applicants must be U.S. Citizens currently enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited college or university during the desired internship term. Students in undergraduate, graduate, law, LLM and professional degree programs in all fields are encouraged to apply.
Information available.
Questions?

Deadline: December 1, 2018 (Summer 2019 Internship)
Deadline: February 15, 2019 (Fall 2019 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, 2018
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.

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

Deadline: October 20, 2018
Spring 2019 Internship, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) 
OSTP is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2019 OSTP Internship Program. If you know anyone who is passionate about science and tech policy, motivated for public service, and would like to learn about what OSTP does, please encourage them to apply! All applicants must be U.S. Citizens currently enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited college or university during the desired internship term. Students in undergraduate, graduate, law, LLM, and professional degree programs in all fields are encouraged to apply.  
Information available.
Questions?

Deadline: Oct. 22, 2018
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, U.S. Government
This highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits recent graduates (who completed an advanced degree two years prior to the application opening date) and current graduate students (who will complete an advanced degree by August 31st the following year) annually in the fall. Here is a sampling of degrees and disciplines for which the Federal Government has projected a need: accounting/finance, computer science, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, health/medical sciences, human resources, information technology, public administration and public policy, public health, and telecommunications. In addition, the Federal Government has a specific need for degrees and disciplines related to cybersecurity and privacy. Fellows receive: Two-year paid fellowships, competitive pay and benefits, and leadership development training.
Applications will be open from Tuesday, October 9 to Monday, October 22 (opening and closing at noon Eastern).
Program and application information can be found on the PMF website.

Deadline: Dec. 21, 2018
State Policy Fellows, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for the SRCD Policy Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. This fellowship will help developmental scientists at all career stages understand policy development, implementation, and evaluation; the potential for linkages between research and policy; how to communicate more effectively with policymakers; and how to formulate more informed and useful questions for policy-related research. There are two types of state policy fellowships: pre-doctoral and post-doctoral. SRCD will be awarding up to four part-time pre-doctoral state fellows, and two full-time post-doctoral state fellows. Both fellowships place fellows in state executive branch agency offices for immersion experiences. In addition to a placement supervisor within the state executive branch agency, fellows will receive support from an academic mentor. SRCD expects the state fellowships to provide fellows with opportunities for exposure to policy development, implementation, and evaluation; to develop skills in mutual communication between researchers and policymakers; and to learn about ways research can be used to inform policy at the state level.
More information about the program, including requirements and procedures for submission of letters of intent is available here: pre-doctoral and post-doctoral or email policyfellowships@srcd.org.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Multiple Positions, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL)
This all-volunteer organization is focused on increasing city, county, and state government and community engagement by people with backgrounds in STEM. You can learn more about what we've been doing on our website or by talking to any of us. We are, once again, looking for some new volunteers and hoping that one of you might be interested or know someone who is. It's a great opportunity for a grad student or recent grad who is interested in science policy to demonstrate a concrete commitment to policy. In particular, we are looking for a writer and editor and a technology and web manager
If you want to learn more about ESAL, please visit our website, sign up for our newsletter, or just reach out to us any time!

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: Oct. 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.

Faculty

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2018
Jefferson Science Fellowship, U.S. Agency for International Development/U.S. Department of State/U.S. National Academy of Sciences
On October 8, 2003, the U.S. Secretary of State announced the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program, establishing a new model for engaging the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy and international development programming. The JSF program is administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and is supported through a partnership between the U.S. academic community, professional scientific societies, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The JSF is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens in early August and closes at the end of October. Selected JSFs spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy/international development issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. Following the fellowship year, Fellows will return to their academic career but remain available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.
Additional details.

Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018
Congressional and Executive Branch Policy Fellows, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for the SRCD Policy Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. This fellowship will help developmental scientists at all career stages understand policy development, implementation and evaluation; the potential for linkages between research and policy; how to communicate more effectively with policymakers; and how to formulate more informed and useful questions for policy-related research. There are two types of federal policy fellowships: congressional and executive branch. Both fellowships are full-time immersion experiences in Washington, D.C. as fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal executive branch agency offices. Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D.), must demonstrate exceptional competence in an area of child development research, must be U.S. citizens and must be members of SRCD. We welcome applications from early, mid-career and advanced professionals.
For more information about the SRCD Federal Policy Fellowship Program, click here or email policyfellowships@srcd.org. To apply to the fellowship, click here.

Deadline: Dec. 21, 2018
State Policy Fellows, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for the SRCD Policy Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. This fellowship will help developmental scientists at all career stages understand policy development, implementation and evaluation; the potential for linkages between research and policy; how to communicate more effectively with policymakers; and how to formulate more informed and useful questions for policy-related research. There are two types of state policy fellowships: pre-doctoral and post-doctoral. SRCD will be awarding up to four part-time pre-doctoral state fellows, and two full-time post-doctoral state fellows. Both fellowships place fellows in state executive branch agency offices for immersion experiences. In addition to a placement supervisor within the state executive branch agency, fellows will receive support from an academic mentor. SRCD expects the state fellowships to provide fellows with opportunities for exposure to policy development, implementation and evaluation; to develop skills in mutual communication between researchers and policymakers; and to learn about ways research can be used to inform policy at the state level.
More information about the program, including requirements and procedures for submission of letters of intent is available here: pre-doctoral and post-doctoral or email policyfellowships@srcd.org.

Job Postings

Deadline: Oct. 26, 2018
LEGIS Congressional Fellowship, Brookings Institution
The LEGIS Congressional Fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for experiential learning. While working on Capitol Hill, you will gain practical congressional insight and return to your organization with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the legislative policymaking process. In addition, you will create an enduring network of valuable contacts on Capitol Hill and throughout many federal agencies — a broad community of policy entrepreneurs. Immerse yourself in legislative activity, brief members of Congress, plan and take part in committee hearings and more. Open to public and private sector managers. Applicants must have a significant interest in legislative policy and be able to work independently. Choose a seven-month fellowship or twelve-month fellowship. Each session begins with an intensive two-week orientation led by experts.
Nomination forms and detailed information available.

Deadline: Oct. 29, 2018
Social Scientist/Science Resources Analyst - Science and Engineering Indicators Program, National Science Foundation
By measuring the Nation’s investment in research and development (R&D) and the education and workforce characteristics of scientists and engineers, we contribute to the development of indicators of the Nation’s competitiveness and innovation capacity. We are a Federal clearing house for science and engineering (S&E) information: we serve policy makers, practitioners, researchers and the public by gathering, analyzing and disseminating statistical data on the S&E enterprise and supplying contextual information to enable them to use the data appropriately. SEI produces the Congressionally-mandated Science and Engineering Indicators report and other analyses on a broad range of topics relating to science and technology (S&T) in the United States and globally. SEI analyzes and reports data in the following areas: K-12 mathematics and science education; higher education in (S&E); the S&E workforce; U.S. and international research and development; innovation; outputs and influence of S&E research, including analyses of scientific publication patterns (bibliometrics); economic application of S&E knowledge; international competitiveness of knowledge intensive economies; and public attitudes towards and knowledge of S&T. SEI produces quantitatively based, policy neutral, policy relevant and objective analyses using a broad range of national and international data. S&T policy makers in the federal government and elsewhere use SEI analyses and reports to understand the U.S. S&T enterprise in its global setting and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. S&T and innovation systems.
Position details.

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2018
Division Director for Social and Economic Sciences - Directorate for Social, Behavior, and Economic (SBE) Sciences, National Science Foundation
The Division Director serves as a member of the SBE Directorate leadership team and as a principal spokesperson in social and economic sciences for the Foundation. Provides leadership and direction to the NSF Division responsible for funding research and education activities, both nationally and internationally, to develop and advance scientific knowledge and methods focusing on our understanding of individuals, social and organizational behavior by creating and sustaining social science infrastructure, and by supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge in the social and economic sciences. The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives (e.g., broadening participation). Assesses needs and trends involving the social and economic sciences, implements overall strategic planning and policy setting for the Division, provides leadership and guidance to Division staff members, determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior staff (Deputy Division Director), program officers, administrative and support personnel. Fosters partnerships with other divisions, directorates, federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community.
More information.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
The AAAS STPF is open to anyone following completion of a terminal degree. Now in its 45th year, this prestigious fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. Applications for the 2019 fellowship year open on August 1, 2018.
Program and application information here.

Deadline: Nov. 14, 2018
Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute Director, U.S. Naval War College
The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for director of the newly-created Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, part of the Strategic and Operational Research Department in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies. The U.S. Naval War College is a Professional Military Education institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. The student body consists of members of all the Services, interagency civilians and international officers. The Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI) is a new initiative to take research at the Naval War College on cyber to the next level at the policy, strategic and operational levels. Specifically, it will focus on innovation in the cyber domain and actionable policy options for senior leaders. CIPI activities will help shape Navy, as well as joint and national cyber policy and operations. It will also support joint education at the Naval War College and other naval institutions.
Additional information available.

Deadline: November 30, 2018
Executive Director, Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
The governments of the United States of America and India, through an inter-governmental agreement, jointly established the IUSSTF in the year 2000 as an autonomous organization in India. IUSSTF’s office and executive secretariat are based in New Delhi, India and its mission is to promote science and technology (S&T) collaboration between the United States and India. Foremost, the Executive Director (ED) must represent and promote science, technology, and innovation priorities and interests of both countries: the United States of America and India. The ED must strengthen the ST&I relationship through implementation of various bilateral programs, outreach and networking, support to policy dialogues such as but not limited to bilateral Joint Council Meetings and all bilateral engagements that have a strong component of science & technology.
More details

Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018
Congressional and Executive Branch Fellows, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for the SRCD Policy Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. This fellowship will help developmental scientists at all career stages understand policy development, implementation, and evaluation; the potential for linkages between research and policy; how to communicate more effectively with policymakers; and how to formulate more informed and useful questions for policy-related research. There are two types of federal fellowships: congressional and executive branch. Both fellowships are full-time immersion experiences in Washington, D.C. as fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal executive branch agency offices. Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D.), must demonstrate exceptional competence in an area of child development research, must be U.S. citizens, and must be members of SRCD. We welcome applications from early, mid-career, and advanced professionals.
For more information about the SRCD Federal Policy Fellowship Program, click here or email policyfellowships@srcd.org. To apply to the fellowship, click here.

Deadline: Dec. 21, 2018
State Policy Fellows, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for the SRCD Policy Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. This fellowship will help developmental scientists at all career stages understand policy development, implementation, and evaluation; the potential for linkages between research and policy; how to communicate more effectively with policymakers; and how to formulate more informed and useful questions for policy-related research. There are two types of state policy fellowships: pre-doctoral and post-doctoral. SRCD will be awarding up to four part-time pre-doctoral state fellows, and two full-time post-doctoral state fellows. Both fellowships place fellows in state executive branch agency offices for immersion experiences. In addition to a placement supervisor within the state executive branch agency, fellows will receive support from an academic mentor. SRCD expects the state fellowships to provide fellows with opportunities for exposure to policy development, implementation, and evaluation; to develop skills in mutual communication between researchers and policymakers; and to learn about ways research can be used to inform policy at the state level. 
More information about the program, including requirements and procedures for submission of letters of intent is available here: pre-doctoral and post-doctoral or email policyfellowships@srcd.org.

Deadline: January 15, 2019, 23:59 Eastern
Public Policy Fellowship Program, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. Our goal is to help you accelerate your career in public policy so that more Latinos attain higher levels of policy leadership, which will make a better America for us all. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
Government Relations Associate, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)/ National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) 
Located in Boulder, Colorado, UCAR serves and participates in a collaborative community of researchers and educators who are dedicated to understanding the atmosphere -- the air around us -- and the complex processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor to the Sun’s core. UCAR manages NCAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation and the university community. The Government Relations Associate position will work at UCAR Washington DC Office as a team member engaging in Business Development and Government Relations in support of UCAR/NCAR and the broader academic earth system science community. The office and its personnel are community leaders and representatives in Washington, D.C., working with other organizations in formulating arrangements to support new and existing sponsors and to coordinate science advocacy across the community. For an organization headquartered in Boulder, CO, we are UCAR's eyes and ears on the ground in Washington, gathering information for UCAR's executive team on Washington activities and promulgating UCAR messages to Washington's decision makers. The Government Relations Associate will facilitate connections and relationships with Congressional offices including personal offices and committee offices; utilize connections to educate members of Congress and their staffs on UCAR/NCAR’s capabilities, research, and programmatic applicability to their issue areas and constituents’ needs; and leverage network to strategically advocate for UCAR/NCAR funding. 
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Consortium 
The National Academy of Medicine's Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System (the NAM Consortium) provides a trusted venue for leaders in stakeholder organizations important to health progress to work cooperatively toward their common commitment to effective, innovative health initiatives that consistently add value to patients and families, communities, and society. Members working together to address these problems represent the leadership from core stakeholder organizations: regulators, clinicians, patients, health care organizations, employers, manufacturers, insurers, health information technology, researchers, and policy makers. The NAM Consortium works in three broad domains: science, culture, and value. It is seeking a Senior Program Officer of exceptional talent, flexibility, and the health policy expertise to help improve the pace of progress in achieving better health at lower cost. The incumbent should be an astute and experienced participant in the science, policy, and economics of a high value health system.  The selected candidate will have comfortable working facility with convening activities, publications, and maintaining strong connections with field leaders. Applicants should have superlative leadership and project management skills, a proven ability to direct and delegate to a junior staff team, and a strong track record of success in stewarding complex, high visibility, and occasionally high stakes projects. Applicants are also expected to have exceptional writing skills, strategic instincts, and appreciation for detail. A graduate degree is required, and a doctoral-level degree is preferred.
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
Program Officer - Board on Health Sciences Policy, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
The Board on Health Sciences Policy oversees and guides a program of activities that is intended to encourage and sustain the continuous vigor of the basic biomedical and clinical research enterprises needed to ensure and improve the health and resilience of the public. In conducting these activities, consideration is given to the ethical, legal, and social contexts of scientific and technologic advances and to the balance between scientific opportunities and public needs. The Program Officer is responsible for developing and managing one or more of the organization’s programs or projects with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Officer. The Program Officer develops program or project strategy and budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives; assembles committees/panels and serves as staff liaison between committee/panel members and the National Academies; develops prospectuses and raises funds for new projects; and applies in-depth professional level knowledge to independently solve a full range of complex problems. 
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Legislative Director, Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon's Beacon Hill Legislative Affairs Office serves both as a leader and a catalyst for conservation by stimulating legislative action to protect the nature of Massachusetts. The Legislative Director directs all aspects of the Legislative Affairs Office following Mass Audubon policies, priorities, plans, and procedures in cooperation with other departments, offices, and sanctuaries of the organization.
Details available here.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst, The Education Trust
The Education Trust, one of the nation’s premier education advocacy organizations working to improve educational opportunity and raise achievement for the most vulnerable students including low-income students and students of color, seeks a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst to support the work of the organization’s division of Higher Education Policy. We are considering candidates for either an analyst or senior analyst level position based on their education and background experience. Reporting to the Director of Higher Education Policy, the analyst will support an ambitious, innovative effort to advance the equity agenda in federal, state, and institutional policies. The analyst will work closely with the higher education research and practice teams, the P-12 Policy and Practice division, and the Partnerships and Engagement division.
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
P-12 Senior Policy and Data Analyst, The Education Trust
The Education Trust, one of the nation’s premiere education advocacy organizations working to improve educational opportunity and raise achievement for the most vulnerable students including low-income students and students of color, seeks a P-12 Senior Policy and Data Analyst to support the work of the organization’s division of Program and Policy. Reporting to the Director of P-12 Policy Development, the Senior Policy and Data Analyst will develop and conduct data and policy analyses to inform and support the organization’s policy agenda, which aims to ensure that all students receive the educational opportunities they need and deserve.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Research Associate - Committee on International Security and Arms Control, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
The Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) was created in 1980 to bring the scientific and technical talent of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences to bear on the problems associated with international security and arms control. The committee has a rotating membership of distinguished scientists and policy experts. The Committee conducts two major types of projects. Its policy dialogues engage influential scientists and policy analysts from key countries of concern for U.S. security in problem-solving discussions to develop ideas and strategies that promote new, cooperative approaches to security issues. Its policy studies offer in-depth analysis and recommendations about crucial security problems. The Research Associate develops pertinent background research which contributes to a greater understanding of conditions, issues and trends impacting assigned program(s) or project(s), subjects and topics. Drafts background papers. Prepares preliminary outlines of projects to determine appropriate methodology, which may involve developing an historical perspective; identifying prevailing social and economic conditions, outlining legislative considerations; regulatory impact; international involvement in issues; and future trends and implications. Performs research and analysis. Documents and establishes files on all statistical analyses performed. Prepares data for use in summaries, fact sheets and reports. Edits report material developed by committee members, senior staff and consultants. Responds to inquiries about study activities and increases public awareness of studies. Manages related databases, including reference databases. May assist with administrative duties related to programs/projects.
Additional details are available

Deadline: As soon as possible
Policy Analyst/Advocate for Global Financial Transparency Initiatives, Global Financial Integrity (GFI)
GFI seeks a policy analyst/advocate to work with GFI’s partner organizations — in the U.S. and globally — to educate policy makers and the media about the need for transparency in the areas of business ownership, corporate financial reporting,and offshore secrecy jurisdictions, among other issues.
Learn more.

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.
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Deadline: As soon as possible
Results and Measurement (R&M) Director, Pact
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. The R&M Director provides leadership on monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) for Pact’s integrated approach to development. The R&M Director leads Pact’s global MERL strategy; coordinates the R&M team at headquarters and the R&M Community of Practice across Pact’s offices; provides technical MERL input to projects at proposal and implementation stages; leads on technical measurement and research initiatives; and disseminates Pact’s results, expertise, and innovations to a variety of internal and external audiences.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Senior Director - Grasstops Advocacy, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
The AAMC seeks a Senior Director, Grasstops Advocacy. Experienced in grasstops advocacy strategy development and implementation, the Senior Director of Grasstops Advocacy is a new position, responsible for developing, directing, and implementing a grasstops advocacy program. Key responsibilities include developing the systems and infrastructure needed to identify and engage grasstops advocates from among member institutions who can educate and influence key federal officials on issues important to AAMC and its members. The Senior Director will report to the AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer and work in close coordination with the association’s government relations, as well as, where appropriate, the staffs of departments responsible for strategic communications (including grassroots advocacy initiatives), health care affairs, academic affairs, scientific affairs, and other units important to public policy advocacy.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Research Fellow - Shifting Landscape, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
The AGU Shifting Landscape Program seeks to strategically respond to societal forces affecting the Earth and space scientific enterprise, including working to elevate the profile of AGU’s sciences, educate policy makers and the media about the critical value to society of these sciences and engaging the scientific community to be more involved in such communication efforts. The Shifting Landscape Research Fellow will conduct research and carry out projects in conjunction with AGU’s policy and strategic communications teams to further these strategic efforts. The Fellow will be responsible for conducting research and developing materials for two policy-related reports, as well as fact sheets, and supporting the policy and communications teams as needed. This is an ideal position for someone interested in science communication and science policy. One-year fellowship.
More information.

Other

Deadline: Oct. 26, 2018
National Science Foundation (NSF) 2026 Idea Machine
The NSF announces the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF. It's an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF's mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country's global leadership in science and engineering. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 26, 2018.
For more information, including entry instructions, eligibility, rules and judging criteria, please visit the NSF 2026 Idea Machine website.

June 12-16, 2019
Greenermind Summit
Greenermind is a community of change-makers in the San Francisco Bay area and in Washington, D.C.  We host the Greenermind Summit -- one part adult summer camp, one part unconference and one part restorative retreat. Is there a talent show? Yup. Do we make music around the campfire? Yup. Will you learn about cutting-edge ways people are solving wicked problems like sanitation in the developing world, gender bias at work, oceanic plastic pollution, affordable housing policy and more? Duh — it wouldn’t be Greenermind without some serious nerding out. At Greenermind you'll meet mission-driven people from diverse backgrounds. We are entrepreneurs, educators, designers, scientists, nonprofit leaders, corporate managers, artists, policy experts, front-line activists and more.
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