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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: 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.

Graduate and Professional Students

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: Multiple
Postdoctoral fellowships, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Postdoctoral scholars, University of California Berkeley and the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC)
We are seeking postdoctoral scholars interested in science policy. Postdocs will leverage their previous training to work with EBRC programs and to conduct an individual research project. Applications are being accepted for those interested in any of our four focus areas: Technical Research Roadmapping, Security, Education and Policy & International Engagement. Roughly 75% time will be dedicated to projects in the selected focus area. In addition to the projects outlined above, postdocs will participate in EBRC core activities (annual meetings and retreats); have opportunities for relevant training in science policy; and meet government officials and policymakers through EBRC events and periodic trips to Washington, DC. Typically, positions are for an initial term of one year, renewable for a second year dependent on funding.
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.

Faculty

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2019
Sabbatical and Research Fellowship, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
Sabbatical & Research Fellowships are awarded to established scholars who will be in residence at the SESYNC for 2–12 months to undertake activities that will advance socio-environmental synthesis research. Applicants propose synthesis activities consistent with the mission of SESYNC and are also expected to participate in collaborative Center activities as part of their efforts while in residence. Competitive sabbatical proposals are those that very clearly address how the proposed project will advance understanding of the structure, functioning, or sustainability of socio-environmental systems. Projects could include data syntheses, modeling, theory development, or policy analysis. As with most sabbaticals, the purpose is to provide an opportunity for an individual to take time off from their current position to develop new ideas or research directions that will benefit their future work as well as their institution/organization when they return.
Additional details available.

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2019
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 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 here.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2019
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 2020 fellowship year open in early August 2019.
Program and application information here.

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.

Job Postings

Deadline: July 29, 2019
Health Systems Strengthening Consultant, Millenium Challenge Corporation
The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Human and Community Development (HCD) Practice Group seeks an individual consultant to provide technical assistance for the assessment, design and implementation of health systems strengthening (HSS) interventions for current and newly selected countries in the MCC portfolio where a weak health system is the identified constraint to economic growth or a contributing/associated factor. Subsequent to Compact or Threshold Program approval, the HCD Practice Group seeks technical assistance to support the implementation of HSS-related aspects of program implementation. As needed, the consultant will also engage in overall support to the HCD Practice Group for the purposes of designing and managing state-of-the-art HSS interventions.
Additional details.

Deadline: July 31, 2019
Program Advisor - Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP)/Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), U.S. Department of State
The Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) manages the Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP). Launched in 2006, BEP seeks to mitigate global biological threats by minimizing the access of terrorists and other nefarious actors to biological expertise, materials, and equipment that could be used to conduct biological attacks. BEP works primarily in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, and also programs in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and leverages technical resources and experts from a network of U.S. government agencies, universities, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations to meet its core objectives. The Program Advisor will be responsible for programmatic and functional portfolios.
Please contact Karen Zimmerman at ZimmermanKK@state.gov to learn more about the position.

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2019
Senior Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
The Energy Division is seeking a Senior Analyst to execute the CPUC vision of spurring innovative and effective energy efficiency programs in California. Under the general direction of the Program and Project Supervisor, the Senior Analyst will oversee the IOUs’ solicitations for third-party energy efficiency program administrators.
More information.

Deadline: Aug. 5, 2019
Senior Learning Specialist - Latin America & Carribean Region, Environmental Incentives
Measuring Impact II (MI2) is a project under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) Office of Forestry and Biodiversity that provides technical leadership and guidance to increase the effectiveness and impact of biodiversity conservation and integrated programs around the world. The Senior Learning Specialist will work closely with MI2 staff, the USAID Latin America & Caribbean Regional Bureau (LAC), Peru and South America Regional Mission, the Office of Forestry and Biodiversity, and other USAID Missions to develop and implement regional and cross-mission learning agendas.
Learn more.

Deadline: Aug. 8, 2019
Policy Director - Campaign for Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy Director, Campaign for Science. Reporting to the Executive Director, Campaign for Science, you will be responsible for overseeing policy, research and state level advocacy activities for the Campaign. The Campaign for Science brings together thirteen science, engineering and higher education organizations to build strategies in support of science, focusing on state and local advocacy and improved messaging. The Policy Director will lead the development of research and materials to support the Campaign—from communications to on-the-ground advocacy.
More information.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2019
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 2020 fellowship year open in early August 2019.
Program and application information here.

Deadline: Multiple
Senior Analyst, Culmen International
Culmen International provides a large portfolio of technical, management, and logistics services supporting clients worldwide with extensive experience operating in over 105 countries on six continents (including the regions of Eastern and Western Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America).
Senior Nonproliferation Analyst - Biosecurity
Senior Nonproliferation Analyst - Chemical Security
Senior Nonproliferation Analyst - Nuclear Security

Deadline: As soon as possible
Assistant Director - Research Policy, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
The Assistant Director, Research Policy will work on research policy issues related to sustaining the excellence of public research universities, including communicating the importance and impact of university research; ensuring the resilience and security of the research enterprise; lowering the burden of regulatory compliance for research; and preparing and sustaining an expert and diverse scientific workforce. The incumbent will also staff the Council on Research (CoR) - the APLU senior research officer constituency group. The Assistant Director will report to the Assistant Vice President for Research Advocacy and Policy, who, in turn reports both to the Vice President for Congressional and Governmental Affairs and the Executive Vice President, in an expanded APLU effort to integrate university research advocacy with policy development. The Assistant Director will also collaborate with the APLU Offices of Public Affairs and of Economic Development & Community Engagement, given closely aligned efforts in innovation and competitiveness. Successful candidates will have a deep understanding of how university research is conducted and supported, an ability to analyze policy issues, and exceptional representational skills. This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C.
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Operational Energy Analyst, Cherokee Nation Business
This position would be ideal for someone that already has familiarity with the U.S. Army (or at least U.S. Department of Defense) operations, RDT&E, acquisition, policies & doctrine, as well as energy technologies.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Installation Energy & Sustainability Temp, Cherokee Nation Business
This position could be a great opportunity to dip your toe in the U.S. Department of Defense energy/water/climate resilience world. The temp may be involved with preparing communication products related to the U.S. Army's energy and climate resilience initiatives and policies. Dates: August 26-October 25.
More information.Deadline: As soon as possible
Multiple positions, Strategic Analytics
Strategic Analysis has several contracting positions available with the U.S. Department of Defense. Security clearance required.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Policy Director, Boston Harbor Now
Boston Harbor Now has an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about great waterfront development, the public’s use of the waterfront, the processes and products of policy, and the development of economically viable climate-resilient waterfront for all. The Policy Director leads the development and implementation of policy initiatives at Boston Harbor Now working with the staff, the Policy and Planning Committee of the Board, and our public and private partners to develop a model 21st century waterfront.
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Director - Office of Congressional and Governmental Affairs, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
The Director will work closely with the Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs, to help the development and advancement of APLU’s higher education policy agenda, including issues within the Higher Education Act and Post 9/11 G.I. Bill as well as related budget and appropriations priorities. The position will also focus on engagement with the U.S. Department of Education including through relevant regulatory processes and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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.
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 thru 4/2/2020, and EIA will use applicants to fill positions throughout the next 9 months.

Other

July 23, 2019, 11 a.m. PDT
Re-Engineered’s Project Confluence Webinar (one hour)
We are delighted to invite you to re-Engineered’s Project Confluence Webinar 2: A focus on engineers and scientists. Do you want to know what engineering and scientific skills and resources are ready to be mobilized in service of communities? Learn more about our research findings from a national survey of engineers and scientists. This webinar is meant for anyone — including working professionals, community leaders, government officials, students, and academics — who cares about promoting engineering and science that serves public need. A recording of the webinar will be made available on the website if you are unable to attend.
First webinar available here.
Register here.

Aug. 14, 2019
Sept. 19, 2019
Oct. 8, 2019

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) Live Chat
Live chats allow you to connect directly with current and alumni fellows, hear about their experiences, and ask questions. Join us!
Live chat details.

Sept. 4-6, 2019
International Association for Public Participation (IAP)
2019 North American Conference: Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities.
The conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Early bird pricing ends of June 29.
Learn more.

Sept. 4-6, 2019
Arctic Future 2050 Conference
This conference will be held at the U.S. National Academies in Washington, D.C. and is convened by the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH). This is an international conference designed to enhance collaboration between Arctic scientists from many disciplines, diverse Indigenous knowledge holders and policy makers from all levels of government.
Additional details.

Oct. 23-25, 2019
Science, Health, Engineering Policy and Diplomacy Sustainable Development for the Americas Conference, University of Arizona-Tucson
Learn more.

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
A 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.

McClure Center

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Mailing Address:
James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
GAR Building
714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

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