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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.
Please click on the internships listed below for more information:

Deadline: Rolling
Multiple Washington D.C.-based semester internship opportunities, New America
Explore internship postings.

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: May 15, 2019
ORISE, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
A one-year research opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis (OCPA) located in Washington, DC. This research opportunity is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) program. The participant will benefit by learning approaches to evaluate and analyze data to inform program and policy decisions in OLEM. The participant will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of geographic information systems. S/he may have the opportunity to communicate his/her analysis through peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations at conferences. Furthermore, s/he will gain an understanding of how scientific evidence is used to inform EPA decision-making processes. Anticipated start date of June 17, 2019.
Learn more.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, National Tax Association
This award was established in 1971 and recognizes exemplary dissertation research in government finance and taxation. All graduate students at accredited U.S. and Canadian Institutions and individuals who will receive the doctoral degree or its equivalent after July 1, 2018, and before June 30, 2019, are eligible for the awards. Both theoretical and empirical dissertations are welcome, and may be on any topic in the area of government finance, including taxation, debt and fiscal policy, political economy, expenditures, budgeting, administrative and management science applications, program analysis, and policy evaluation. Entries are judged by a panel of experts on the basis of originality, clarity of exposition, and significance of the analysis for scholars and practitioners of government finance. 
Additional details.  

Deadline: As soon as possible
Associate Editor, Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG)
The JSPG is a 501-c3 non-profit organization and international, open-access peer reviewed publication, seeks Associate Editors to join the editorial board. This position represents a premier professional development opportunity for students and early career researchers with an interest in science, technology, and innovation policy research and writing. Must be currently enrolled in graduate program (Master’s or PhD), postdoctoral program, or policy fellowship and be in such a role for the following twelve months, with ability to commit to the forthcoming two journal issues. Ideal candidates will have experience in science, policy, and writing/editing.
Additional information.

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. 
Please click on the internships listed below for more information:

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: Rolling
Multiple Washington D.C.-based semester internship opportunities, New America
Explore internship postings.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: May 15, 2019
ORISE, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
A one-year research opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis (OCPA) located in Washington, DC. This research opportunity is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) program. The participant will benefit by learning approaches to evaluate and analyze data to inform program and policy decisions in OLEM. The participant will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of geographic information systems. S/he may have the opportunity to communicate his/her analysis through peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations at conferences. Furthermore, s/he will gain an understanding of how scientific evidence is used to inform EPA decision-making processes. Anticipated start date of June 17, 2019.
Learn more.

Deadline: June 17, 2019
Strategy and Policy Fellow, Smith Richardson Foundation
The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. Ph.D. required – no degree substitutions. The mission of the Smith Richardson Foundation is to contribute to important public debates and to address serious public policy challenges facing the United States. The Foundation seeks to help ensure the vitality of social, economic, and governmental institutions.  
Additional details.

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

Deadline: As soon as possible
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Civic Science, Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life 
This postdoctoral fellowship is offered in partnership with the Charles F. Kettering Foundation in Dayton, OH and involves some work at Kettering’s offices in Dayton as well as full-time employment at Tufts in the Boston area. The Tisch College Civic Science initiative aims to reframe how key participants—scientists, the public, the media, institutions of higher education, and other stakeholders—can engage the national dialogue by redefining the role of higher education in promoting science for the public good, by teaching skills that can transform science-based information into actionable civic knowledge; redefining the role of the scientist in society by training scientists to implement a participatory approach that fosters an understanding of science as relevant and accessible; and redefining the national conversation on divisive and complex scientific issues to create a more inclusive exchange of ideas through dialogue that connects evidence-based science to our values, beliefs, and choices, among other efforts. Civic Science is interdisciplinary, and this fellowship is open to a PhD in any relevant field.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Associate Editor, Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG)
The JSPG is a 501-c3 non-profit organization and international, open-access peer reviewed publication, seeks Associate Editors to join the editorial board. This position represents a premier professional development opportunity for students and early career researchers with an interest in science, technology, and innovation policy research and writing. Must be currently enrolled in graduate program (Master’s or PhD), postdoctoral program, or policy fellowship and be in such a role for the following twelve months, with ability to commit to the forthcoming two journal issues. Ideal candidates will have experience in science, policy, and writing/editing.
Additional information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Postgraduate research, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water (OW)
A postgraduate research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. EPA OW in Washington, D.C. The participant will continue his/her education and enhance their professional development by learning about resources developed to enhance the nation’s ability to provide adequate analytical support in response to water contamination events. Specifically, the participant will gain experience developing technical documents for the water sector that will be focused on the remediation phase following a contamination incident. The documents will support the Water Security Division’s Decontamination Strategy; a multi-year effort that helps utilities prepare, detect, respond and recover from a contamination incident. In addition, the participant will interface with other federal agencies, such as Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Water Sector regarding various decontamination topics.
Additional information.

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: April 22, 2019
Presidential Innovation Fellow, U.S. Government
The Presidential Innovation Fellows program is a highly selective tech fellowship that pairs talented mid-to-senior-level entrepreneurs and technologists with top innovators in government leadership, industry and citizens to take on some of our nation's biggest challenges. Since 2012, more than 135 Fellows have worked within more than 35 agencies. Fellows are brought in as technical advisors and digital strategists, delivering solutions to the most complex problems and opportunities that haven't yet been solved (or even recognized).
Learn more.

Deadline: June 17, 2019
Strategy and Policy Fellow, Smith Richardson Foundation
The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. Ph.D. required – no degree substitutions. The mission of the Smith Richardson Foundation is to contribute to important public debates and to address serious public policy challenges facing the United States. The Foundation seeks to help ensure the vitality of social, economic, and governmental institutions.  
Additional details.

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: April 18, 2019
Senior Fellow for Cyber, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
The IISS – a leading global authority on geopolitics, defence and security policy, and geo-economics - is seeking to appoint a Senior Fellow for Cyber, to manage the IISS’s Cyber Programme. The Senior Fellow will report to the Deputy Director-General and to the Executive Director of IISS-Asia. We would like the new appointee to join us as soon as is practicable. The successful candidate will also work closely with the London-based Senior Advisor for Cyber and the Director of the Defence and Military Analysis Programme.
More information.

Deadline: April 18, 2019
Research Fellow for Cyber, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
The IISS – a leading global authority on geopolitics, defence and security policy, and geo-economics – is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow for Cyber, to contribute to the work of its Cyber Programme. We would like the new appointee to join us by the start of June 2019, although earlier start-dates would also be possible. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Fellow for Cyber (based in Singapore) and the Deputy Director-General (based in London). They will also work closely with the London-based Senior Advisor for Cyber and the Director of the Defence and Military Analysis Programme.
Additional details

Deadline: April 18, 2019
Henry-Kissinger Professorship - Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS), University of Bonn
The Professorial Chair is dedicated to research and teaching in the area of International Security in the sense of Strategic Studies including Transatlantic Relations. It is involved in the study programs of the Department for Political Science and Sociology at the University of Bonn, especially regarding courses that are related to Security Studies. Simultaneously, the Professorial Chair is tied to a leading position in the innovative research structure of the newly established CASSIS at the University of Bonn. Within this framework, the Professor will be part of CASSIS’s board of directors.
Learn more.

Deadline: April 21, 2019
Associate, Education and Workforce Development, Results for America (RFA)
RFA America is the leading, national nonprofit organization helping policymakers at all levels of government harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Our mission is to make investing in what works the “new normal,” so that, one day, all government leaders use rigorous evidence and quality data to inform important policy and funding decisions. RFA is seeking a highly-skilled, energetic, entrepreneurial Associate, Education and Workforce Development, to support both work streams. Excellent project management, research, communications, and relationship-building skills are required.
More information

Deadline: April 22, 2019
Presidential Innovation Fellow, U.S. Government
The Presidential Innovation Fellows program is a highly selective tech fellowship that pairs talented mid-to-senior-level entrepreneurs and technologists with top innovators in government leadership, industry and citizens to take on some of our nation's biggest challenges. Since 2012, more than 135 Fellows have worked within more than 35 agencies. Fellows are brought in as technical advisors and digital strategists, delivering solutions to the most complex problems and opportunities that haven't yet been solved (or even recognized).
Learn more.

Deadline: April 27, 2019
Research Fellow for Middle East Policy, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Reporting to the Executive Director IISS – Middle East and the Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, the Research Fellow will conduct research in regional security dynamics; defence transformation; defence procurement; national defence capabilities and alliance relations. While it is expected that this research will have a strong Middle East regional focus, the Institute intends that the Research Fellow will work closely and cooperatively with colleagues in the other IISS offices who are concerned with the Middle East.
Additional details.

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Executive Director, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)
CASE is a non-profit institution founded in 1976 by a Special Act of the Connecticut General Assembly. Its mission is to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people of Connecticut, and promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well-being. CASE seeks to retain and expand its role of providing evidence-based information for the decision makers through research studies and projects funded by State. The Executive Director will work closely with the Academy’s Council to guide us through a challenging transition as the State’s leadership sets new directions, approaches and programs. Qualifications include experience in management and fund raising as well as experience working with the state government and the private sector.
More information

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 12 months.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Washington D.C. Director, TechCongress
We are looking for a self-starter and great communicator to join us as our Washington D.C. Director to grow TechCongress!  This is an exciting role at the intersection of tech, policy and politics focused on bridging the government and technology sectors. Among other duties, as the TechCongress Washington DC Director you will have primary responsibility for the Congressional Innovation Fellows and their activities in Congress, including recruitment and selection of fellows, orientation and placement of fellows, organizing events, meetings, and regular check-ins, and Lead our DC relationships by conducting interviews with Congressional staff and others to help improve the program.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Chem-Bio Senior Medical Advisor, ANSER
The Chem-Bio Senior Medical Advisor directly supports the Medical Director (GS-15/O-6 federal level) and provides medical planning or strategy subject matter expertise to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense (DoD DASD(CBD)) to assist in the oversight of the Department’s Chemical and Biological (CB) defense portfolio. This position provides CB medical defense subject matter expertise for the integration of national, interagency, and DoD acquisition policy/guidance efforts (i.e., the National Biodefense Strategy efforts, interagency medical issues). 
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Research Director, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania
Established in 1985, the Risk Center develops and promotes effective public and private policies for dealing with a range of disaster risks. The Risk Center is a thought leader and a trusted source for independent analysis, workable tools, and implementable solutions. The Wharton Risk Center seeks a Research Director that is deeply committed and enthusiastic about policy-relevant research on risk management, resilience, risk financing, decision-making, and climate risk and adaptation topics. The Research Director will report to the Executive Director and play a key role in overseeing, managing, and developing Center research projects and activities. 
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Executive Director, Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) 
REDI is a private non-profit organization (501c6) dedicated to providing public and private sector leadership, coordination and engagement to grow the economy of the 14-county Eastern Idaho Region. With its economic development partners from throughout the region, REDI is advancing a coordinated regional economic development strategy, a coordinated regional brand to promote the region’s assets, and a coordinated regional business retention and expansion program to stimulate capital investment and accelerate job growth in Eastern Idaho. REDI is also engaged with partners throughout the region in developing workforce and career training.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
American Geophysical Union (AGU), Senior Specialist, Public Affairs 
The successful candidate advances the interests of AGU, its members, and its sciences by promoting the organization and Earth and space science to U.S. Congress and the Administration and by engaging AGU members in science policy events and activities. The incumbent in this role works on development of strategic relationships with key U.S. congressional and administration staff members and offices and utilizes those relationships to advance AGU policy goals. 
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Technical Adviser for Research and Science, MicroSystems Automation Group (MSAG)
Under the direction of the S/GAC Director of Research and Science, the incumbent serves as the Research and Science Technical Advisor in the Research and Science (ORS) unit of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC).  The incumbent undertakes strategic activities supporting the development, implementation, and monitoring of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care plans for countries and regions in which the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) conducts or supports activities.  Tasks are targeted on ensuring the scientific integrity of PEPFAR’s HIV/AIDS interventions in order to deliver an AIDS-free generation in a manner that is transparent, accountable, and impactful. 
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Executive Director, Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) 
The EESI is an independent non-profit education and policy organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus. The EESI Board is seeking a visionary executive to drive the organization to the next level of impact in the environmental and energy policy space. As the chief executive of the EESI, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the organization as well as working with and reporting to the organization’s Board of Directors and its Chair. As such, the Executive Director oversees the organization’s programs, fundraising, and communications.
For consideration, send a cover letter and resume to Peter Houstle at Mariner Management: phoustle@marinermanagement.com

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.

Other

April 24-26, 2019
2019 Public Service Leadership Training, Idaho Women in Leadership (I-WIL)
Applications are open for the 2019 Public Service Leadership Training in Boise April 24-26. Hosted by I-WIL, this is an opportunity for a small group of outstanding women leaders in the state to receive specialized training in politics and public service. Program participants are selected based upon demonstrated leadership skills through employment or public service. If you have a desire to make a difference in your community, then be part of the next graduating class and submit an online application.
More information. 

May 2-3, 2019
The Annual AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy
Gather with leading experts, join forces with hundreds of industry professionals, and establish new connections at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Forum on Science & Technology Policy. This meeting will motivate you to expand your knowledge and generate new ideas. You will have exclusive access to hear from some of the nation’s top experts and decision-makers discussing the most important public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and academic communities today. Don’t miss your opportunity to engage with science and technology policy experts and other professional participants.
Registration available here.

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.
Check us out on Facebook to see who you'll meet this year.

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

Deadline: As soon as possible
31st International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 6-13, 2019
Hosted by the Program on Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs of the American University Beirut
Call for participants: The ideal participant is someone with an advanced degree in a technical field who is working full-time on security issues or would like to make a transition to this kind of work. However, we also consider researchers who do not have technical training but are interested in technical policy issues, or who are only able to commit to part-time work in the field. The Symposium also include a smaller number of more experienced researchers. Meetings are structured to encourage the active engagement of all participants, to educate and help participants new to the field formulate research projects, and to foster strong relationships between participants. Each person must give a talk on research they are working on or planning to work on, and time is scheduled to allow feedback by the other participants. The participants are housed together and eat meals together, and ample time is provided for more in-depth discussion of relevant issues. Travel and accommodation is paid for all participants. We expect to host roughly 40 participants, and especially welcome your suggestions of appropriate Middle Eastern and South Asian participants.
For more information on the Symposium.

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.

Defense Intelligence Agency 2019 Report
 “Challenges to Security in Space”
This unclassified report examines the space and counterspace programs that pose or potentially pose a significant challenge to U.S. or partner interests.

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.

Science Network Mentor Program
Designed to bridge the gap between academic pursuits and advocacy, policy, and social justice. Seeking mentors and mentees. 
Learn more.

McClure Center

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Mailing Address:
James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
GAR Building
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