Policy Fellowships

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Each year, the program adds to a growing corps over 3,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and the world.

Application open May-November 2017

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

Application open for a 2-week period announced in Fall 2017

AAI Public Policy Fellows Program

The PPFP provides postdoctoral fellows and other junior scientists who are committed to a career in biomedical research with the opportunity to learn about and participate in the public policy and legislative activities of AAI. 

 Applications due in January 2017

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, 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 of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Application due Fall 2017

For more options, please visit the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's Comprehensive list of Science, Tech, and Public Policy Internships and Fellowships

Scientific societies that sponsor Congressional Fellowships