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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.

Deadlines: April 15, 2020
Geoscience Policy Intern, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Join AGI as a Geoscience Policy Intern! The Geoscience Policy program represents the shared interests of the geoscience community in Washington, DC, and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster better communication and public policy for the geosciences in areas including water, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education. AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or geo-related engineering students or entry level graduates (Bachelor's or Master's level) with a strong interest in federal science policy for the Geoscience Policy Internship. Interns will have the opportunity to hone their writing and web publishing skills, while gaining first-hand policy experience and improving their understanding of the legislative and government operational process.
Additional details

Deadline: August 1, 2020
Fall Internship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center)
The Science and Technology Innovation Program welcomes applicants for academic calendar internships. STIP focuses on understanding bottom-up, public innovation; top-down, policy innovation; and, on supporting responsible and equitable practices at the point where new technology and existing political, social, and cultural processes converge. We recommend exploring our blog and website first to determine if your research interests align with current STIP programming. We offer two types of internships: research (open to law and graduate students only) and a social media and blogging internship (open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students). Non-degree seeking students are ineligible. All internships must be served in Washington, D.C. and cannot be done remotely.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
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
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

Deadlines: April 15, 2020
Geoscience Policy Intern, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Join AGI as a Geoscience Policy Intern! The Geoscience Policy program represents the shared interests of the geoscience community in Washington, DC, and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster better communication and public policy for the geosciences in areas including water, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education. AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or geo-related engineering students or entry level graduates (Bachelor's or Master's level) with a strong interest in federal science policy for the Geoscience Policy Internship. Interns will have the opportunity to hone their writing and web publishing skills, while gaining first-hand policy experience and improving their understanding of the legislative and government operational process.
Additional details.  

Application open: June 15, 2020
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Now in its 22nd year, this fellowship is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, D.C. learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies' unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows' appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind. Alumni of the program hold positions in Congressional committees such as the House Science and Technology Committee and at federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. They also work in foreign governments, in international institutions such as the European Union and World Bank, in universities, and in the private sector.
More information

Deadline: June 30, 2020
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, 2019 and before June 30, 2020, 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: August 1, 2020
Fall Internship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center)
The Science and Technology Innovation Program welcomes applicants for academic calendar internships. STIP focuses on understanding bottom-up, public innovation; top-down, policy innovation; and, on supporting responsible and equitable practices at the point where new technology and existing political, social, and cultural processes converge. We recommend exploring our blog and website first to determine if your research interests align with current STIP programming. We offer two types of internships: research (open to law and graduate students only) and a social media and blogging internship (open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students). Non-degree seeking students are ineligible. All internships must be served in Washington, D.C. and cannot be done remotely.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Public Information Science Writing Intern, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
The Public Information Science Writing Intern works with other members of AGU’s public information team to identify newsworthy Earth and space science research papers published in AGU journals. The intern disseminates these new findings to the press and public by writing press releases, blog posts and social media content. This work ensures AGU is perceived as a reliable, authoritative and valuable source of high-quality Earth and space science information and increases awareness and appreciation of the Earth and space sciences and their implications for society and the environment. By finding and publicizing the most newsworthy scientific papers coming out in AGU journals, the intern will gain real-world experience working as a public information officer at a major scientific organization.
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
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: As soon as possible
6-Month and 12-Month Fellowship, National Center for Health Research 
Terrific opportunity for someone with a PhD (or ABD), MD, MPH, or similar graduate degree who recently completed their degree or postdoc or wants to move into the policy arena. Learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience with federal agencies! We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in quantitative research who can interpret and “translate” research findings into compelling and persuasive information for the public, policy makers, and potential funders. Study in epidemiology/public health, medicine, psychology, or a closely related field is required. Excellent understanding of public health statistics and oral as well as written communication skills are also required. Grant-writing skills are a plus. Must be willing to commit for 6 months or 12 months, and will be eligible for promotion and renewal. 
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: April 26, 2020
André Hoffmann Fellowship - Ocean Innovations Fellow, World Economic Forum and Stanford University 
The André Hoffmann Fellowships for the Fourth Industrial Revolution urge early-career scholars focused on environment, as well as other areas where technology, society, and policy intersect, to take an active role in shaping the world of tomorrow by being embedded in the projects run by the Forum. The fellowship develops a crucial link between primary research undertaken in top higher education institutions and the Forum’s public-private collaborations on emerging technologies. The Ocean Innovations Fellow will have a joint appointment at the Forum and at Stanford, dividing her or his time between the two locations throughout the two years of the Fellowship, supporting a close and growing collaboration between the two institutions. Topic areas will address the creation of technology, ocean data governance and market solutions for use in marine resource management and protection, with a possible focus on fisheries, data science and policy, or other areas relevant to the successful applicant’s background. 
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
6-Month and 12-Month Fellowship, National Center for Health Research 
Terrific opportunity for someone with a PhD (or ABD), MD, MPH, or similar graduate degree who recently completed their degree or postdoc or wants to move into the policy arena. Learn first-hand about the Washington policy scene by gaining hands-on experience with federal agencies! We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in quantitative research who can interpret and “translate” research findings into compelling and persuasive information for the public, policy makers, and potential funders. Study in epidemiology/public health, medicine, psychology, or a closely related field is required. Excellent understanding of public health statistics and oral as well as written communication skills are also required. Grant-writing skills are a plus. Must be willing to commit for 6 months or 12 months, and will be eligible for promotion and renewal. 
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: April 17, 2020
Foreign Policy Interrupted (FPI)-Bard Fellowship
The FPI-Bard Fellowship is for mid-career women in foreign policy who are eager to share their expertise and engage in policy discussions. In particular, we’re looking for experts eager to publish an op-ed. If you work at a university, a think tank, in government, in the private sector, at an NGO, at a multilateral organization, then we are interested in you. This is a program for experts, who work on foreign policy, international relations, and national security issues. It is not a journalism fellowship. The fellowship is a six-week online workshop that covers such topics as op-ed writing, media training, editorial story pitching, and public speaking. It is intended for women over 30 in the middle of their careers in international relations, finance and investing, technology, foreign policy, or national security.
More information.

Deadline: May 4, 2020
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 150 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: 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: April 9, 2020
Policy Analyst (Trade), Executive Office of the President 
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Office of Environment and Natural Resources. As a Policy Analyst (Trade), your typical work assignments may include the following: responsible for bilateral and multilateral issues related to trade and the environment, including the negotiation and implementation of Environment Chapters in U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs), Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), such as The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) specializing in support of the United States, Mexico, and Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the USMCA Interagency Environment Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement, and developing and implementing U.S. policy positions as they relate to trade, environment (e.g., protection of air, water, natural resources) and conservation (e.g., trafficking in wildlife, fish, and timber, fisheries management) policy, as well as domestic policy development in these area.
Additional information.

Deadline: April 19, 2020
Women, Peace and Security Research Fellow, International Peace Institute (IPI)
IPI seeks a Research Fellow as part of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) team who will lead the program at IPI Headquarters in New York. Through a combination of original research, convening, and strategic outreach, IPI’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Program aims to increase understanding of the value and impact of women’s leadership and gender equality in conflict prevention, resolution, and sustaining peace. This position includes a mix of research, strategic outreach, program management, and organizing research and policy events in New York and abroad. Among many duties, the Research Fellow will guide the direction of IPI’s WPS research, particularly related to uniformed women in UN peace operations, women in peace processes, and developing new subjects of research and other programming; research, draft and edit articles, chapters, and policy papers on women, peace and security, including possible field-based research; and present IPI research and represent IPI in policy discussions and practitioner forums in New York and abroad.
More details.

Deadline: April 30, 2020
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Office of Clinical Pharmacology (OCP) at the FDA is seeking interested individuals for a one-year ORISE fellowship to conduct regulatory research on OCP and FDA policy priority topics that will advance new drug development and promote therapeutic individualization. Potential project topics are diverse and will be instrumental in informing the development of both scientific and regulatory guidelines and policies. Possible project topics could include clinical pharmacology considerations for leveraging real-world data and evidence for clinical pharmacology topics, and programmatic evaluation of clinical pharmacology-informed regulatory decisions (e.g., model informed drug development, citizen’s petitions, stakeholder engagement, regulatory milestone communications, etc.)
Contact CDER_OCP_GPT@fda.hhs.gov for more information.

Deadline: April 30, 2020
Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH is pleased to announce a new opportunity for experienced data and computer scientists and engineers to tackle biomedical data challenges with the potential for substantial public health impact. The one- to two-year positions will be based in NIH offices located in Bethesda and Rockville, MD, or Research Triangle Park, NC. DATA Scholars will lead transformative NIH projects that leverage large data sets to advance knowledge in high-impact areas of biomedical research; directly communicate technical and project-related information with NIH senior leadership; collaborate with other DATA Scholars and the NIH data science community across broad disciplinary boundaries; and engage with policymakers, top researchers, and industry partners. Applicants should possess technical skills in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data engineering, data science, database management, project management, software design, supercomputing, and/or bioinformatics. Industry experience is desired. Applicants should have an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and have advanced experience in data science or related fields.
Additional information.  

Deadline: May 21, 2020
Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury
The Office of Investment Security, in the International Affairs (IA) office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, fulfills Treasury’s statutory responsibilities as chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), has the authority to review the national security effects of foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses. The office leads and coordinates the review by sixteen Executive Branch departments and White House offices of each transaction notified to CFIUS. The Senior Policy Advisor and Policy Advisor serve as an expert advisor on the full range of complex policy issues related to the Office’s mission by supporting senior Treasury officials and management in all work related to the Office’s CFIUS and open investment functions including coordination of the interagency process, analysis of transactions, policy development, and engagement with foreign partners and allies. Conducts in-depth analysis and providing recommendations in certain cases concerning: the authority of CFIUS to review the transaction, the national security risks posed by the transaction, or the options available to mitigate national security risks posed by the transaction.
Senior Policy Advisor.
Policy Advisor.  

Deadline: As soon as possible
Integrated Data Advisor, Credence Management Solutions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Agency for International Development Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership in the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. The Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division (SIEI) Division within OHA, to which Integrated Data Advisor will be assigned, provides technical expertise to advance and support country-owned, sustainable strategic information systems and promotes data-driven program planning. The Expenditure Analysis (EA) Branch, in OHA/SIEI provides global technical expertise to advance the use of data for increasing transparency, efficiency and accountability across programs to achieve the greatest impact in the HIV/AIDS response. The branch supports USAID Headquarters, Missions and Inter-agency field teams by building capacity for data collection, analysis and application of economic and program data for strategic program planning, budgeting and management. The EA Branch conducts inter-agency and intra-agency analysis to understand program input indicators and assess the potential for increased efficiencies in program implementation. Under the direction of the EA Branch Chief, the Integrated Data Advisor will advise on and promote the use of economic and financial data as strategic information to guide and inform data-driven USAID and PEPFAR strategies, policies, and programming.  S/he will be responsible for thought and technical leadership to headquarters and overseas Missions on the aforesaid subject matter.
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Multiple positions, MITRE
As a not-for-profit organization, MITRE works in the public interest across federal, state, and local governments, as well as industry and academia. We bring innovative ideas into existence in areas as varied as artificial intelligence, intuitive data science, quantum information science, health informatics, space security, policy and economic expertise, trustworthy autonomy, cyber threat sharing, and cyber resilience.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Senior Program Assistant - U.S. Science and Innovation Policy, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) mobilizes experts and networks in the United States and around the world to increase the use of evidence to advance local, national and global policy and capacity. The U.S. Science and Innovation Policy theme aims is to strengthen the U.S. research and innovation enterprise to advance national goals. Its goal is to be the premier entity that the government turns to for science and technology policy advice and be a trusted source of advice for higher education, research institutions, and foundations. The senior program assistant performs complex clerical and administrative duties for assigned program(s) or project(s) under minimal supervision; coordinates logistical and administrative aspects of meetings; writes, edits, and formats routine correspondence; interfaces with committee members and performs duties involving committee activities; plans administrative aspects of unit and committee, forum, and other types of meeting; and may participate in research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data, as well as researching and summarizing literature. 
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
Senior Program Assistant - Policy and Global Affairs (PGA), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) mobilizes experts and networks in the United States and around the world to increase the use of evidence to advance local, national and global policy and capacity. This position will support the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in the International Networks and Cooperation (INC) theme and other relevant activities across the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The INC theme builds relationships around common purposes, promoting science, engineering, health, safety, security, and prosperity. The Senior Program Assistant performs complex clerical and administrative duties for assigned program(s) or project(s) under minimal supervision; coordinates logistical and administrative aspects of meetings; writes, edits, and formats routine correspondence; interfaces with committee members and performs duties involving committee activities. The Senior Program Assistant may participate in research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data, as well as researching and summarizing literature. 
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Policy and Partnerships Analyst, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) 
The JAIC was established to enable the Military Departments and Services, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and other DoD Components to serve on a Cross-Functional Team (CFT) to swiftly introduce new capabilities and effectively experiment with new operational concepts in support of DoD's warfighting missions and business functions with the overarching goal of accelerating the delivery of AI-enabled capabilities, scaling the Department-wide impact of AI, and synchronizing DoD AI activities to expand Joint Force advantages. The Policy and Partnerships Analyst serves under the direct supervision of the Chief, Technical Policy Division and the general supervision of Chief, Strategic Engagement and Policy directorate.
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Deadline: As soon as possible
Strategic Information Advisor/Data Analyst - Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC), U.S. Department of State
Under the direction of the S/GAC Deputy Coordinator for Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control (PRIME), the candidate serves as a Strategic Information Advisor/Data Analyst in the PRIME unit of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC). Among multiple responsibilities, the candidate will contribute to the lifesaving work of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) by conducting analyses of routine programmatic data, survey data, surveillance data, cost, and quality data to inform PEPFAR programmatic and policy decisions. The candidate also will contribute to the preparation of policy and strategy documents, and public affairs materials associated with planning, implementation, and results to inform effective operations consistent with overall program objectives.
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Health Policy Manager, National Center for Health Research
The National Center for Health Research is a nonprofit think tank that conducts research, analyzes research, explains the implications of research to policy makers, their staff, the media, and the public. This is a terrific opportunity for former Capitol Hill staffer who wants to influence health policy and the quality of medical care while working more reasonable hours. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of Capitol Hill experience working on health issues and will have an educational background that includes knowledge of public health. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required.  
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Deadline: As soon as possible
Director - School of Data Science (SDS), University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA)
The director will help lead and shape the academic content of the SDS program by working collaboratively with deans and faculty from schools and colleges around the UTSA campus.  In collaboration with the Chief Data Strategist, the director has the opportunity to build the centerpiece of a dynamic new organizational structure that will enable UTSA faculty and students to work across boundaries to explore the foundations, applications, and implications of data science, information, and computation in a way that serves the interests of the public, the campus, and its academic community through a new teaching and discovery environment.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Research Fellow - Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Georgetown University
The Center’s mission is to studying the security impacts of emerging technologies, support academic work in security and technology studies, and deliver nonpartisan analysis to the policy community. The Research Fellow will develop, propose, and lead research projects related to the Center’s mission, both individually and in collaboration with other Research Fellows, Staff Researchers, Research Analysts, Data Scientists, and Center leadership; produce written publications as outputs from research projects, both individually and as a co-author; supervise and mentor Research Analysts to provide research support; and develop and deliver presentations and briefs for policy-making audiences on topics related to emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence (AI) and computing, and associated policy considerations, among other related duties.
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Deadline: As soon as possible
Federal Relations Senior Associate, American Physical Society (APS)
The American Physical Society's Office of Government Affairs (APS OGA) is looking for an enthusiastic, engaging and results-oriented Federal Relations Senior Associate to help advance APS’s policy priorities on Capitol Hill and with the executive branch. Working with APS OGA leadership, the Senior Associate will be responsible for developing and implementing policy strategies related to key federal science agencies and science policy issues. A typical week may include serving as the point person on a wide range of federal science policy issues, including those related to NSF, NIST and STEM education; working with OGA leadership to develop and implement advocacy strategies that advance the Society's policy priorities; building and maintaining relationships with Congressional and executive branch staff; and representing APS at stakeholder events and meetings in D.C., among other duties. 
More information.

Deadline: Various
Multiple Positions at the National Democratic Institute (NDI)
The NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
ORISE Fellowship, Oak Ridge Institute - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
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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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Forum
(Likely) Oct. 13-14, 2020, Washington, D.C.
2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy. It also marks the 75th anniversary of the landmark science policy report “Science: The Endless Frontier”, by Vannevar Bush, which informed so much of the science system that we know of today. Come join us, take part in discussions and hear from experts about how we should build on this framework for the future. The AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy gives you exclusive access to participate in discussions with the nation’s top experts and decision-makers on the most important public policy issues facing the science, engineering and academic communities.
More information

U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS) COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources
New webpage available on the public facing CRS website, with content updated frequently.
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Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation Releases New Report
“Science, Technology, and Democracy: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office”
Read the report here.

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

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

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

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

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