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The McClure Center values its role in expanding opportunities to get involved in public policy for students — from undergraduates to postdoctoral. The Center also values its role in connecting faculty to opportunities that relate their research to public policy. One way to do this is by linking students and faculty on sabbatical to internships, jobs and research opportunities.

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

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
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: Feb. 15, 2020 (Fall 2020 Internship)
Congressional Internship Program, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduates experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office or federal agency, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development training.
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Deadlines: March 1, 2020; 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: 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. 
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Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
National Fellowship, Jefferson Scholars Foundation 
The National Fellowship Program supports outstanding scholars at top institutions across the country who are completing dissertations in American history, politics, public policy and foreign relations. National Fellows have the opportunity to connect with and be a part of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s interdisciplinary community of world-class Scholars and Fellows at the University of Virginia. An applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate who is expecting to complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the Fellowship year. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Each Fellow is required to participate in two conferences, one in the fall and one in the spring. 
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Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
Native American Congressional Internship Program, Udall Foundation
The Native American Congressional Internship provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. Interns will learn how they can use this knowledge on behalf of their Tribes. A community of 12 American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students will live and work in Washington, D.C. from May 27 to August 1, 2020. Interns have access to a network of American Indian professionals and alumni who work on behalf of tribal nations. Interns are supported with housing, a living allowance, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and an educational stipend.
Program details and application

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
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:

Priority Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Oregon Summer Fellowship, Portland State University
The 10-week Oregon Summer Fellowship provides paid summer placements with state and local governments, and nonprofits around Oregon. The program is designed for currently enrolled graduate students from a variety of public service disciplines who seek a project-oriented, applied learning experience. Ideal candidates will possess a strong record of scholarship and demonstrable interest in public service. In addition, they should have completed at least their first year of advanced degree work prior to starting their 2020 summer assignment. Ideal for those from the Pacific Northwest.
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Deadlines: March 1, 2020; 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: As soon as possible
Associate Editor, Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG)
JSPG, a 501-c3 non-profit organization and international, open-access peer-reviewed publication, seeks Associate Editors to join the Editorial Board. JSPG is an entirely volunteer-run organization. As such, this position is unpaid. Position is open to currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master’s or PhD), postdoctoral program, or policy fellowship and will be in such a role for the following six months. Ideal candidates will have experience in science and/or policy writing; prior editing experience is desirable, but not required. Applications from candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged, including but not limited to the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities with a concentration in science and technology.
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: As soon as possible
Multiple internships, Uber 
We're looking for PhD intern candidates to join the Policy, Research & Economics team in Summer 2020 (3 months). Our team conducts research that forms the foundation for business decisions and our policy positions and helps policymakers, thought leaders, and the general public gain a better understanding of our platform. We seek candidates with a strong background in economics, transportation research, or other quantitative social sciences. There are three subgroups that are hiring interns: business economics, policy economics, and mobility research.
Additional details.

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

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020
James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
The SPSSI James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship trains early career scientists to 1) contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about social issues in the formation of public policy at the federal level; 2) educate the scientific community about how research can contribute to the development of public policy; and 3) establish a more effective liaison between social scientists and various policymaking mechanisms. This position is supported, in part, by an endowment provided to SPSSI by the James Marshall Fund. The fellowship provides support for a postdoctoral-level fellow to work full-time for one year (September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021) in the United States Congress in Washington, D.C.
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Deadline: Feb. 28, 2020
Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, U.S. Government
This program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community. The research is conducted by the Postdocs, while working in partnership with a Research Advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community. In partnership with the Research Advisor, the Postdoc composes and submits a technical proposal that responds to a current research opportunity. U.S. citizens and recent Ph.D. graduates or doctoral students who will soon complete their degrees are invited to apply.
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
Associate Editor, Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG)
JSPG, a 501-c3 non-profit organization and international, open-access peer-reviewed publication, seeks Associate Editors to join the Editorial Board. JSPG is an entirely volunteer-run organization. As such, this position is unpaid. Position is open to currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master’s or PhD), postdoctoral program, or policy fellowship and will be in such a role for the following six months. Ideal candidates will have experience in science and/or policy writing; prior editing experience is desirable, but not required. Applications from candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged, including but not limited to the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities with a concentration in science and technology.
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: As soon as possible
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech
This serves as an invitation to apply for a two year post-doctoral fellowship to begin Fall 2020. The ideal candidate would have policy-relevant academic research and teaching interests that interface with one of the School’s core programs in Emerging Technologies and International Security or in Global Development. A successful applicant will conduct individual research, participate in relevant outreach activities, collaborate with Nunn School faculty and graduate students to pursue sponsored research programs, and teach one course per semester. The teaching requirements are negotiable and may be reduced by a collaborative research project. Therefore, the search committee strongly encourages applications from those who seek opportunities to collaborate with other parts of Georgia Tech’s campus including the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the science and engineering schools.
Learn more.

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

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

Deadline: Jan. 27, 2020
Assistant Director - Energy, Water and Sustainability Branch, Architect of the U.S. Capitol (AOC)
This position is located in the AOC, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Planning and Project Management, Energy and Design Services Division, Energy, Water and Sustainability Branch. The selectee will serve in a dual capacity as both the Deputy Sustainability Officer for AOC and the Assistant Director, Energy, Water and Sustainability Branch. Among many duties, the Assistant Director Assists with the development, conception, planning and implementation of policies, strategic plan initiatives and guidelines affecting broad, emerging and/or critical agency programs.
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Priority Deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Hatfield Resident Fellowship, Portland State University
The 8-month Hatfield Resident Fellowship targets newly minted Master and Ph.D. graduates who will have earned their degrees by June 30, 2020 and who possess both a strong record of scholarship and demonstrable interest in public service and leadership. The paid residency is an academically rigorous, project-oriented, educational and working experience designed to provide each Fellow with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, expand their network, and add to their resume with a public service agency in Oregon. Ideal for those from the Pacific Northwest.
Additional details

Deadline: Feb. 2, 2020
William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship, American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
This fellowship represents a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the legislative process on Capitol Hill. The successful candidate will spend 12 months (starting September 1, 2019) in Washington, D.C., working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Fellows make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscientific knowledge on issues relating to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy. Prospective applicants should have a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communication skills. Although prior experience in public policy is not necessary, a demonstrable interest in applying science to solving public problems is desirable. A Ph.D. in geosciences, or a master's degree in geo-related engineering plus three years of professional engineering experience, is required by the time of appointment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or already eligible to work in the U.S.
More information

Priority Deadline: March 31, 2020
Hatfield Resident Fellowship, Portland State University
The 8-month Hatfield Resident Fellowship targets newly minted Master and Ph.D. graduates who will have earned their degrees by June 30, 2020 and who possess both a strong record of scholarship and demonstrable interest in public service and leadership. The paid residency is an academically rigorous, project-oriented, educational and working experience designed to provide each Fellow with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, expand their network, and add to their resume with a public service agency in Oregon. Ideal for those from the Pacific Northwest.
Additional details.  

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

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
Associate Director - Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University
The Kinder Institute for Urban Research is a multi-disciplinary “think-and-do tank” housed on the Rice University campus in central Houston, focusing on urban issues in Houston, the American Sun Belt, and around the world. The Kinder Institute builds better cities and improves people’s lives by bringing together data, research, engagement and action. The Kinder Houston Area Survey, now in its 39th year, is the long-running longitudinal survey of residents of an individual metropolitan area. The survey uses the annual survey of Houston area residents to identify social, cultural, economic, and political trends in the region. The Associate Director for the Kinder Houston Area Survey is a senior research fellow in the Kinder Institute responsible for maintaining leading and expanding the Kinder Houston Area Survey and engaging in other survey research activities critical to the Kinder Institute’s mission. The Associate Director will work with the Founding Director and other Institute staff on possible expansion of the Kinder Institute’s survey research operation. 
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
Executive Director, GRID Alternatives
GRID Alternatives, is looking to hire an Executive Director for their Mid-Atlantic office. GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color. GRID is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides direct solar installation and project development; workforce training and service learning opportunities; and low-income solar policy advocacy. This position is based in Washington D.C., the Mid-Atlantic MIDA region and services and supports, Washington D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Maryland.
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Deadline: As soon as possible
Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnership (STIP) Technical Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
The STIP Technical Advisor position is located in the Lab’s Data Analytics and Research Center (DAR), commonly known as the Center for Development Research (CDR). DAR aims to increase the use of scientific research to improve development outcomes. DAR recognizes the excellent work in research and development (R&D) being pursued by Bureaus and Missions across USAID and seeks to complement this work as we partner on research programming and coordination across the agency. DAR currently partners with USAID colleagues, other federal agencies, universities, NGOs, and the private sector to increase the scientific knowledge and evidence directed toward addressing USAID’s development priorities and improving policy and programming decisions. DAR programs include: the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), Science Policy & Coordination programs (including USAID Scientific Research Policy and R&D Council), and Fellowships. 
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Senior Associate Government Relations (Health Policy), Pew Charitable Trusts
The Senior Associate will be an integral part of the Government Relations team in Washington, D.C. and will have the responsibility for collaborating with the Director, Government Relations and other government relations staff, to provide government relations counsel and support for a growing portfolio of public advocacy and research initiatives within the Health portfolio, with an emphasis on projects relating to suicide prevention, behavioral health and aging. Among numerous duties, the Senior Associate will work in concert with the Government Relations and program teams, assist with the development and implementation of effective outreach strategies for bringing Pew’s work to the attention of elected and appointed federal and state policymakers including direct contact, conferences, electronic communications, and other activities. Help develop, manage, and maintain systems to track policymaker use of Pew products.
More information.

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: As soon as possible
Senior Science Policy Officer, American Psychological Association (APA)
Reporting directly to the Chief Scientific Officer in the science directorate, the incumbent is responsible for advancing psychology as a science and as a means to promote human welfare through interactions with federal policymakers across government. Primary aims are to enhance federal support for psychological science and to promote evidence-based public policy informed by psychological science. Major duties include influencing research policies within research funding agencies to ensure a positive outcome for psychological science; developing and implementing strategies for increasing the share of federal funding dedicated to psychological and behavioral research; increasing the visibility and understanding of psychological science within research funding agencies; ensuring that psychological scientists are represented within the peer review, policymaking, and advisory committee structures; and implementing these strategies by meeting with, providing research for, and representing APA policies to institute and agency directors, program staff, and executive branch policymakers.
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Deadline: As soon as possible
Public Involvement/Conflict Resolution Project Manager, The Langdon Group
The Langdon Group is a conflict resolution and public involvement firm. Our current work centers on collaborative processes and strategic communications in public lands, transportation, water/wastewater, natural resources, environmental public policy, organizational development and infrastructure issues. We primarily work in the western United States. The range of clients we work with includes federal and state agencies, cities and local municipalities, Native American tribes, and private industry. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. (a regional engineering firm), we support many planning and engineering projects. We are currently looking to fill two Project Manager positions (Pocatello/Idaho Falls, Idaho and Logan, Utah). The Project Manager position provides an excellent opportunity for a mid-career practitioner with a passion for collaborative work, project management, client relations and business development. They will have ample opportunity to work on a wide variety of complex and diverse projects. The position is highly dynamic and requires an individual that is comfortable with ambiguity, is innovative, and has the initiative to work well on their own and in a team atmosphere. 
Learn more about both positions

Deadline: As soon as possible
Data Analyst, Foreign Service Institute
The Data Analyst will develop, update, and apply data models to generate reports and analysis to inform stakeholders. Major duties and responsibilities include conducting data analysis to answer standard or recurring inquiries and identify trends, correlation, and other relationships in data sets; working across various stakeholders to understand data trends, sources, and analysis goals and connect data to business processes to obtain a deeper understanding of potential considerations and assumptions; creating support materials for analysis projects (assumptions, briefings, handouts, written documents, user guides, etc.); and developing metrics to identify trends in training and other integral data.
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Deadline: As soon as possible
National Security Analysis Analyst, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Are you passionate about solving complex problems? Do you have experience as an operations analyst in the Department of Defense? Do you want to contribute to work that significantly impacts our country, now and into the future? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team in the National Security Analysis Department (NSAD) at APL. We conduct detailed technical and operational investigations of complex national security challenges, performed using a defined, rigorous, and defendable process, to deeply understand the major elements of those challenges across the whole of the operational and strategic context, to draw insights that inform critical national security decisions. We are seeking hardworking individuals to help us conduct insightful quantitative and qualitative analyses that address critical national security and military challenges. Our team tackles challenges like technical systems performance, operational mission effectiveness, training and proficiency assessment, real world operations, ally and partner interoperability, policy and legal concerns, and many other technical and operational factors that craft a rich tapestry of interwoven matters.
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Deadline: Various
Multiple Positions at the National Democratic Institute (NDI)
The NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
Additional details.

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

Deadline: As soon as possible
ORISE Fellowship, Oak Ridge Institute - U.S. Department of Energy
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future.
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Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Releases New Report
On Sept. 18, 2019, the CFR released a new report: “Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge". 
Read the report here.

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

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

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

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

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

McClure Center

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