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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: Feb. 28, 2021 (Summer 2021 Internship)
Brookings Internship Program, Brookings Institution
This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage in career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills. The mission of this program is to provide students and recent graduates with a pre-professional, meaningful and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.  Interns may work with Brookings’s staff in research areas - Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies and Metropolitan Policy. Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management. Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops and public Brookings events. In addition, interns may participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.
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:
Communications & Policy Internship (Next available position: Summer semester 2021)
Development Internship (Next available position: Summer semester 2021)
Policy Internship (Next available position: Summer semester 2021)

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.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021 (Summer 2021 Internship)
Brookings Internship Program, Brookings Institution
This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage in career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills. The mission of this program is to provide students and recent graduates with a pre-professional, meaningful and practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.  Interns may work with Brookings’s staff in research areas - Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies and Metropolitan Policy. Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management. Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops and public Brookings events. In addition, interns may participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.
Additional details

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021
Dissertation Fellowship Program, U.S. Census Bureau 
One-year fellowship to support research in general fields related to statistics, economics and demography. Direct connections to research topics that relate to the planning, collection, processing, analysis, making inferences and disseminating data and data products is essential. 
Additional details.  

Deadline: March 15, 2021
Dissertation Fellowships, Jefferson Scholars Foundation
The fellowships support the completion of dissertations for scholars studying United States politics, with an emphasis on historical and institutional analyses of politics, public policy and foreign relations. The Foundation encourages applicants from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, political science, policy studies, law, political economy, communications and media and sociology. National Fellows connect with the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s interdisciplinary community of scholars, fellows and professors at the University of Virginia. Fellows are paired with a renowned senior scholar in his or her field, who serve as Mentors, suggesting relevant literature to frame the Fellows’ work, offering a critique of the Fellows’ writings and providing general advice on research. There are two fellowships – the Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics and the Ambrose Monell Foundation Funded National Fellowship in Technology and Democracy: 
More information.

Deadline: March 17, 2021
Health Policy Research Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
The Scholars’ program is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, research-focused disciplines—who see policy as a key lever for change and are committed to ensuring their research is aligned with the health needs of communities. Applicants must be a full-time, second-year doctoral student as of fall 2021 at a degree-granting institution based in the United States or its territories; have at least three academic years remaining in their doctoral program and not expect to graduate before spring/summer 2024 and be from populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines and/or marginalized backgrounds. Award is $30K per year.
Learn more.

Deadline: March 26, 2021
Oregon Summer Fellowship - Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
The Oregon Summer Fellowship is a 10-week paid placement during the May-September period designed for currently enrolled graduate students. We are seeking graduate students that have not yet completed their master’s or doctoral degree for service during their summer break. This is an opportunity to serve in short-term fellowship positions with public agencies across Oregon and the nation. 
Additional information

Deadline: March 31, 2021
Gerald R. Ford Scholar, Gerald R. Ford Museum
The award is given to a doctoral student to support dissertation research in any field related to United States political process and public policy – particularly the role and analysis of public opinion – during the last half of the 20th century. The Selection Committee encourages applications from doctoral students in a wide range of fields, including Political Science, History, Journalism, Communications, Public Policy, Foreign Relations and American Studies. Applicants must have achieved candidacy and completed all requirements for the Ph.D. program (coursework and examinations) except for the dissertation by the application deadline. Award funds may be used for travel, reproduction fees, administrative costs and other research and writing expenses. 
Details available.

Deadline: April 30, 2021
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: 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:
Communications & Policy Internship (Next available position: Summer semester 2021)
Development Internship (Next available position: Summer semester 2021)
Policy Internship (Next available position: Summer semester 2021)

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: March 15, 2021
Missouri Science & Technology Policy Fellow, MOST Policy Initiative
MOST Policy Initiative is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 class of Missouri Science & Technology Policy Fellows! MOST Policy Fellows serve as informal science advisors to the Missouri General Assembly covering a variety of science (including social and behavioral sciences) and technology-related policy topics. 
Additional details

Deadline: March 26, 2021
Mark O. Hatfield Resident Fellowship - Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
The Mark O. Hatfield Resident Fellowship is a 32-week paid placement with start dates that range from July through September. We are seeking graduates who will have earned their master’s or doctoral degree in the past year. This is an opportunity to serve in short-to-mid-term fellowship positions with public agencies across Oregon and the nation. 
More information

Deadline: April 20, 2021
Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship, American Association of Human Genetics (ASHG)
This is a fellowship program designed for genetics professionals with an advanced degree who are early in their careers and interested in the development and implementation of genetics-related health and research policies at a national level. The fellowship is designed as a bridge for genetics professionals wishing to transition to a policy career. This unique fellowship provides three separate types of experiences: time spent in the National Institutes of Health within the Executive Branch; a staff position on Capitol Hill serving elected officials in the Legislative Branch and experience working with ASHG in the non-profit science advocacy sector. 
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wisconsin National Data Consortium (WiNDC) 
WiNDC is a research project which has been formed to provide the analytic community with data sets and companion models, which facilitate evidence-based economic research on the national and sub-national level. We are looking for a Research Associate (Postdoc) who will assist with the research conducted at WiNDC at the University Wisconsin-Madison. The main responsibility is the further development of the WiNDC data and core models to address current economic policy questions and assisting with publications. Start date: April 1.
Learn more.

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: 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. 28, 2021
Executive Director, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP)  
FCCP, and its 501(c)(4) affiliate Funders’ Committee Action Fund (FCAF), is a network of grantmakers and philanthropy practitioners that share a deep underlying conviction that all people deserve a voice in our democratic process. FCCP seeks a society where everyone has the power to make a difference on issues that impact their lives, a culture of participation that inspires their engagement and an open and equitable democracy which offers meaningful opportunities to exercise their voice.
Detailed information.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021
Director of Federal Relations, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
As the Laboratory’s senior representative located in Washington, D.C., the Director of Federal Relations will report to the Executive Director of Government and Community Relations, and work closely with the Laboratory Director; scientific, operations and strategic communications senior leadership and Government and Community Relations colleagues to develop and implement strategies to best position Berkeley Lab within the federal policy environment. An ideal candidate for this position will possess an enthusiasm for Department of Energy national laboratories and the critical roles they play among industry, academia, research institutions and other science agencies within the nation’s innovation ecosystem. This is an incredible opportunity to represent one of the world’s leading research institutions to key policymakers in the U.S. Congress and within the Administration.
More information

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021
Congressional Adviser, British Embassy
The British Embassy is looking for a driven individual to join our Political Section as a Congressional Adviser. The two major issue areas covered by this position are Trade and Climate Change, but the successful applicant will also advise a range of colleagues, up to and including the Ambassador, on Energy, Transport, Science and Innovation, as well as helping to chart the Embassy’s wider political strategy on the Hill.
Additional details.

Deadline: March 1, 2021
CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow, California Council on Science & Technology (CCST)
Every year, California decision makers must make critical decisions on a number of complex and dynamic issues facing our state, such as the state’s water supply, energy grid and public health. To help address this, the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program annually recruits and trains a cohort of fifteen PhD scientists and engineers to spend one year working in Sacramento, directly serving decision makers within the California legislature and executive branch. During their year of public service, these scientific minds get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of policymaking in the state of California. CCST Science Fellows work alongside decision makers to evaluate complex scientific issues and interpret data, while tackling the responsibilities of full-time staffers.
Learn more

Deadline: March 3, 2021
Strategic Planning Analyst, U.S. Department of State
This is a personal services contract position located in the Office of Export Control Cooperation (ISN/ECC), U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.  The incumbent supports EXBS implementation and management by serving as a program and data analyst on the Strategy and Planning Team (SPT).  The position is a hybrid of a strategic planning and data analysis responsibilities. Among many duties, the Analyst prepares policy papers, cables, briefing and background materials, talking points, press releases, reports to Congress and other documents in response to taskers.
Additional details.

Deadline: March 8, 2021
Natural Resources Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service 
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles, issues and/or practices related to nonliving and living ocean resources, including impacts from energy exploration and development, changing climate and/or activities that affect living resources. This includes knowledge of the history, trends, current status and science behind ocean resource policy; the application of research results to U.S. management of ocean resources and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.
More information

Deadline: March 12, 2021
Science and Technology Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Science and Technology Policy. The analyst will address science and technology issues related to the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption, such as response to disruptive technologies, the ethics of big data and algorithms and the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence. This includes knowledge of the history, trends and current status of science and technology policy and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.
Learn more

Deadline: March 14, 2021
Senior Program Officer (SPO), World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)
WWF, one of the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a SPO for Animal Protein Systems.  Working under the supervision of the Director, Livestock Systems, the SPO assists with the planning, coordination, communication and implementation of program priorities and activities related to Sustainable Animal Protein Systems in the United States and globally. Among many duties, the SPO, Animal Protein Systems will also engage closely with teams working on conservation of priority landscapes, including the Northern Great Plains, the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo, the Amazon, Cerrado and the Chaco-Pantanal, to integrate commodity supply chain interventions with policy, finance and other workstreams.
Additional details

Deadline: March 15, 2021
Evidence Advisor, North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP)
OSP increases and enhances partnerships between state government and North Carolina’s renowned research institutions and philanthropic sector to improve quality of life for North Carolinians. This includes elevating the state’s internal capacity to use and generate evidence in its policy and programmatic functions. OSP seeks an Evidence Advisor to help maximize discretionary spending on evidence-based policies and programs in North Carolina.
Learn more.

Deadline: March 15, 2021
Missouri Science & Technology Policy Fellow, MOST Policy Initiative
MOST Policy Initiative is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 class of Missouri Science & Technology Policy Fellows! MOST Policy Fellows serve as informal science advisors to the Missouri General Assembly covering a variety of science (including social and behavioral sciences) and technology-related policy topics. 
Additional details

Deadline: March 16, 2021
Natural Resources Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service 
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will address natural resources issues with a focus on risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.
Learn more

Deadline: March 21, 2021
Clean Trucks & Buses Campaign Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists
In this role your work will have real, lasting impacts on how heavy-duty transportation policy decisions are made on both the national and state levels. The right candidate will be able to thoughtfully develop a strategic campaign as it relates to equitable transportation and public health policy. You will manage the medium- and heavy-duty transportation campaign plan, including budget and resource allocation, incorporating input from the Clean Transportation team and key partners. You also will, among other activities, conceive, plan, implement and evaluate strategies, tactics and initiatives that persuade decisionmakers to support policy goals.
More information

Deadline: April 20, 2021 (application portal opens Feb. 24, 2021)
Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship, American Association of Human Genetics (ASHG)
This is a fellowship program designed for genetics professionals with an advanced degree who are early in their careers and interested in the development and implementation of genetics-related health and research policies at a national level. The fellowship is designed as a bridge for genetics professionals wishing to transition to a policy career. This unique fellowship provides three separate types of experiences: time spent in the National Institutes of Health within the Executive Branch; a staff position on Capitol Hill serving elected officials in the Legislative Branch and experience working with ASHG in the non-profit science advocacy sector. 
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
Director - Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy (COSEMPUP), U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 
The National Academies seeks a Director to develop and manage the COSEMPUP portfolio of activities in the Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) Division. The ideal candidate will work under the U.S. Science and Innovation Policy theme and will report to the Policy Theme Lead. The Director will manage, oversee and direct all work in COSEMPUP. COSEMPUP conducts studies on cross-cutting issues in science and technology policy and monitors key developments in U.S. science and technology policy. Its members are drawn from the membership of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine.
Learn more.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Senior Manager - Federal Affairs, Uber
As a Senior Manager on Uber's federal affairs team in Washington, D.C., you will represent the company at the highest levels of the U.S. Government. You will report directly to Uber's Head of Federal Affairs. You will work to ensure the legislative and regulatory framework in the U.S. supports Uber's growth; build and execute an effective, credible federal strategy to advance Uber's diverse policy goals; communicate clearly, accurately and persuasively to convey the company's position to external audiences including the U.S. Congress and the Administration and find opportunities for Uber to shape public policy debates before key policymaking audience.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Project Manager - Survey Administration and Analysis, American Cancer Society (ACS)
Manage the operation of the Cancer Survivor Panel Survey Project (“Survivor Views”) designed to assess and provide timely cancer patient perspectives on a broad range of public policy-related issues including cancer prevention, health insurance access, patient cost burdens, research, data privacy and cancer survivorship. This project, along with other survey activities, will inform ACS Cancer Action Network (CAN) planning and action with respect to public policy development and advocacy. 18 month duration.
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Fellow or Senior Fellow, India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
The position is focused on India, which is increasing its global prominence and impact. The decisions that India makes are felt across South Asia and beyond, making it essential for Americans to understand the forces shaping India’s internal evolution and policy choices. The selected candidate will be expected to conduct original research and write either on India’s domestic development or its foreign policy. The position is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to shape the conversation over what policies the United States should pursue toward India, Pakistan and South Asia more broadly. The position will be assigned at either the fellow or senior fellow level, depending on the selected applicant’s credentials and accomplishments.
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
Ralph Bunche Fellow or Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
The Council established the chair in 2003 to further research that identifies the major challenges and opportunities facing Africa and that provides concrete, tangible policy recommendations for enabling African countries to achieve their potential. The fellow or senior fellow selected to hold the Ralph Bunche chair will be expected to conduct original research and writing on the major issues affecting African countries. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to shape the national conversation on U.S. policy toward Africa. The position will be assigned at either the fellow or senior fellow level, depending on the selected applicant’s credentials and accomplishments.
More information.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Program Officer - Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB), U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The Program Officer will manage one or more activities of the Academies’ CSTB, which convenes the nation’s foremost computer science, telecommunications, and information technology experts. They provide authoritative advice to the nation on technical and public policy aspects of IT and its social and economic implications, on sustaining leadership in IT innovation, and on using IT in desirable and beneficial ways.
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Deadline: As soon as possible
Associate Director - Science and Health Policy, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 
The Associate Director will work to strengthen the dialogue among policymakers, scientists and advocates, as well as support policies to advance cancer research and improve patient care and public health. This individual will provide specialized expertise on science and health policy issues that are important to AACR leadership, with a primary focus on tobacco control policy and a secondary science or health policy focus to be determined, depending on the candidate’s experience.  
Additional details

Deadline: As soon as possible
Program Officer - Behavioral/Social Sciences and National Security, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) focuses the knowledge, analytical tools, and methods of the behavioral and social sciences on some of the nation's most pressing issues in efforts to understand them and to contribute to their solution. Our areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) anthropology, child development, demography, economics, education, history, law, gerontology, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology and statistics. The Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) was established in 1997 as the locus of work for the behavioral sciences at the National Academies. Its mission is to support cross-disciplinary inquiry into complex scientific and policy questions, draw attention to the behavioral sciences for national policy initiatives and provide a vision of where the behavioral sciences are headed.
Additional information

Deadline: As soon as possible
Government Affairs Manager, Urban Institute
The Urban Institute is seeking a Government Affairs Manager to conduct strategic outreach to federal agency elected and appointed officials, agency career staff, White House officials and other key stakeholders. This is a new position designed to meet increased demand from policymakers for evidence-based insights from Urban’s experts. The Government Affairs Manager will also support Urban’s outreach work with congressional members and staff and will coordinate with staff across Urban. The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of the federal government, including budgetary and regulatory processes, executive action and the policymaking ecosystem, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This candidate will be expected to translate complex research findings for policy audiences and work with researchers to hone insights and answer questions.
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Deadline: As soon as possible
Multiple policy analysis positions, BlueGreen Alliance
BlueGreen Alliance was formed in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club in recognition that the future of working people and the health of the environment are inextricably linked. The policy analysis positions are responsible for designing, coordinating and implementing legislative and policy efforts.
Additional details.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Multiple positions, Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
CDT works to promote democratic values by shaping technology policy and architecture, with a focus on the rights of the individual. CDT brings together thought leaders to find innovative and practical solutions to the policy challenges surrounding the Internet. We provide leadership and advocacy to help shape public policy and industry best practices while providing a forum for stakeholder dialogue.
More information

Deadline: Multiple
Multiple positions, Culmen International
Established in 2004, Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, and optimizing government operations. We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions and deliver logistics, training and language services worldwide. With experience in over 100 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.
More information.
 
Deadline: As soon as possible
Senior Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
The 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. The Senior Analyst will join the BPC Energy Project policy team, a dynamic and fast-moving group that is focused on the development of pragmatic, durable federal policies that responsibly transition the U.S. to a low-carbon economy, invest smartly in the next generation of energy technologies and infrastructure and maintain economic growth. 
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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.
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Deadline: Various
Multiple Positions, 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: March 31, 2021
New Voices, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
We are excited to announce the next cohort application cycle for New Voices, an initiative of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. A diverse cohort of 18 mid-career experts will have the opportunity to bring their collective ideas about critical and emerging interdisciplinary issues to the work of the National Academies. During the course of the two-year program, members are given an opportunity work within an extremely diverse cohort of outstanding leaders to collectively advance their ideas about the future of science, engineering and medicine. By design, the cohort's objectives are self-defined at the start of each program cycle.
Additional details.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Science Policy Resources

New webpage available, with information about federal government, state and local government, national and international organizations, think tanks, media, advocacy, analysis, the science-policy interface, communications, history and more.

COVID-19 Resources 
U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
The NASEM is rapidly mobilizing critical expertise to inform government response and recovery efforts with evidence-based guidance, and facilitating collaboration across research disciplines – and between the public and private sectors – to help fight this pandemic.
Information available.

U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS) COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources
New webpage available on the public facing CRS website, with content updated frequently.
Learn more.

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.

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.  

Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL)
ESAL is a national organization dedicated to increasing local engagement by professionals with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Many engineers and scientists are interested in making a difference in their communities, but they don’t know how to get involved or overlook the important role that cities, counties and states play in policy development and implementation. We hope to encourage and help STEM professionals to meaningfully engage with their local government and with community-oriented non-profit and volunteer organizations by sharing stories of how others have made a difference in their communities.
Additional information.

 

McClure Center

Physical Address:
GAR Building

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

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