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AGU Congressional Science Fellowship
The AGU Congressional Science Fellowship program places highly qualified and accomplished scientists, engineers, and other professionals in the office of an individual member of Congress or on a committee for a one-year assignment.

The program allows our federal government to more effectively use scientific knowledge and provides scientists with the opportunity to make significant contributions to public policy during their time on Capitol Hill.

For four decades, AGU Congressional Science Fellows (CSFs) have been directly involved in water policy, climate research, energy conservation, and a range of other science-based issues. AGU CSFs have gone on to pursue a wide range of careers from positions in government, both in Congress and at federal agencies, to research positions at academic institutions.

To apply, you must submit your application through If you submit your resume through NSPN, you will receive an email with a link to apply through the AGU website. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2021.

AGU Fellows will receive a stipend of $68,000 for 12 months, plus allowances including up to $1,000 for vouchered travel and moving expenses incurred during relocation, up to $2,000 for appropriate vouchered travel expenses incurred during the fellowship year, and up to $2,000 for travel to AGU Fall Meeting.

Health care coverage is reimbursed by AGU.

The AGU Congressional Fellowship stipend is paid by AGU.
AGU Science Policy Internships
Gain firsthand, practical experience advancing Earth and space science policy with an exciting, dynamic team. Public Affairs is an essential part of AGU operations, strategically communicating Earth and space science research to policymakers, the public, and other key stakeholders. Help U.S. Federal agencies, Congress, our community of over 130,000 scientists and enthusiasts across the globe, and others by working with us to promote science through policy. Interns should possess a passion for Earth and space sciences consistent with the goals of AGU and demonstrate a strong interest in science policy.

The intern will focus on watching congressional hearings and briefings and writing summaries for the Public Affairs team and AGU members, running the Public Affairs social media presence (to include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), writing blog posts for The Bridge, and helping the team with major initiatives like virtual advocacy days, AGU’s 2021 Legislative Strategy, and the AGU Voices for Science program.

We will have multiple internship positions throughout 2021, each for a three month term, with the first position starting in January 2021. Internships are paid, and all resumes must go through our online system. By submitting your resume now, you will receive an email notification when the next position is open on the website for you to apply.
2022 Presidential Management Fellow
U.S. Federal Government
Are you a rising leader interested in confronting the nation’s most pressing challenges through public service? Apply for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program.

This government-wide flagship leadership development program is open to advanced degree candidates from all fields. It was created over four decades ago, and annually attracts a diverse cadre of potential government leaders. Through leadership training, networking, and meaningful professional experiences, the PMF Program inculcates a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

The Opportunity
Fellows receive a two-year appointment that will provide a fast-paced opportunity to gain experience and develop your talents. You will be challenged with opportunities to flourish into a problem solver, strategic thinker and future leader. In addition to working at a single Federal agency, you may have the option to participate in a rotational opportunity at another agency. These rotational opportunities will challenge you even further and give you insight into how other areas of government operate.

We place Fellow in a number of Agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, EPA, Department of Interior, Department of Energy, NIST, Department of Transportation, Department of Veteran's Affairs, NASA, and more!

2022 Application
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program seeks current students in their final year of their advanced degree program or recent graduates with Master's or PhDs to apply. The application is open for a two week period annually in the fall (Sep/Oct). Dates for the 2022 application, which will be conducted in the fall of 2021, will be announced in advance in the spring of 2021. Visit our website to learn more.
Missouri Data Management & Policy Fellow
MOST Policy Initiative
MOST Policy Initiative is excited to announce our inaugural Executive Branch Fellowship position! We are seeking a Data Management and Policy Fellow to serve the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The fellow will be an employee of the University of Missouri and will be an active member of the MOST Policy Initiative team.
Hellman Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
As part of the Academy’s Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology, the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering to learn about a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, Hellman Fellows work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.

Hellman Fellows contribute to new and ongoing projects under the Academy’s Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology. The studies explore how science and technology are evolving, how to help the public understand those changes, and how society can better adapt to those changes. The Initiative convenes leading scientists and public policy experts from both academia and industry to advance critical thinking about the evolving landscape for scientific research.

The Hellman Fellowship program has three objectives:

- To support and guide an early-career professional who wants to develop expertise on issues of science, engineering and technology policy;

- To increase the number of science-policy professionals who are engaged in substantive discussion of science and engineering research questions, with a broad understanding of their social implications; and

- To expand the scale of Academy projects and studies focused on challenges facing scientific research and science education.

Applications for the 2021-2022 Fellowship are now being accepted on the Academy website, with a deadline of Monday, January 11, 2021.

Science Policy Analyst - American Association of Immunologists
American Association of Immunologists
Primary Function: Assist the AAI Office of Public Affairs in fulfilling the mission of The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) by analyzing and responding to relevant policy and scientific issues affecting biomedical research; articulating AAI views on a range of issues; supporting various AAI programs and activities; and enhancing communication between AAI and its members.

Senior Science Coordinator - American Association of Immunologists
American Association of Immunologists
The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), the largest professional association for researchers in the field of immunology, seeks a scientist to be part of a publications department that oversees the peer review and editorial process for two primary research journals owned and published by the AAI: The Journal of Immunology, the oldest and most highly cited journal in the field, and ImmunoHorizons, a newer open-access journal.

This position requires an in-depth understanding of the principles of immunology and
strong laboratory research experience. A successful publication record and strong science writing required. Experience in scholarly, STM publishing industry is a plus but not required. This position reports to the Director of Publications and will work directly with the Editors-in-Chief, Executive Editor, and members of the editorial boards. Sr. Science Coordinator’s scientific expertise may be required for other AAI activities as time permits. Staff is currently working remotely but when the office opens, on-site work will be required.

Science Writer - American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
The Science Writer will be expected to craft profiles of researchers, thoroughly sourced and vetted investigations, character- and discovery-driven narratives that bring science to life, and timely news stories for print and online publication. Additional duties will include, but are not limited to, providing writing, editing, proofreading and support for various ASBMB projects.
Associate Data Evaluation Officer
International Atomic Energy Agency
This 2-3 year assignment at the IAEA's headquarters will support the organization's mandate of implementing nuclear verification activities for some 180 countries.

The selected candidate will contribute to the design and development of methodologies for evaluating safeguards data, for example, environmental samples, sampling procedures, verification schemes, and the evaluation thereof in terms of quantifying detection probabilities and meeting technical objectives and verification goals. This will include: preparing documents and calculations supporting environmental sampling, uncertainty quantification, material balance and nuclear material flow evaluations; research and recommend analysis methodologies; drafting presentations and documents for conferences and training courses.

Candidates must have at a minimum:

- Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, engineering or a related field
- Two years of experience, with at least one year of experience in the statistical analysis of measurement data or environmental sample evaluations.
- Be under the age of 33 (this position falls under the IAEA/UN's Junior Professional Officer program, which limits the age of candidates)

Associate Safeguards Information Analyst (Satellite Imagery)
International Atomic Energy Agency
This 2-3 year assignment at the IAEA's headquarters will support the organization's mandate of implementing nuclear verification activities for some 180 countries.

The selected candidate will contribute to the processing and analysis of imagery and data, focused on high-resolution panchromatic and multispectral imagery in support of the verification of Member State declarations. The candidate will also collect, review and integrate information from multiple sources with satellite imagery and consult on its evaluation, and support in-field verification activities by providing relevant imagery analysis information.

Candidates must have at a minimum:

- Bachelor's degree in remote sensing, geography, information technology or a related field or an equivalent qualification developed within an imagery-related environment (e.g. military, national or international)
- Two years of experience in imagery and geospatial analysis, including experience with GIS software, data and analysis.
- Experience with image processing software and techniques with an emphasis on the use of electronic light table capabilities.
- Be under the age of 33 (this position falls under the IAEA/UN's Junior Professional Officer program, which limits the age of candidates)

Scientific Initiatives and Outreach Manager
Research!America, a leading nonprofit alliance that advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all, is seeking a key staff member to lead science outreach initiatives. Reporting to the Vice President for Strategy and Communication, the Manager of Science Initiatives and Outreach provides high-level support and coordination of the Science CEO group, comprised of chief executives and senior policy staff of more than 70 scientific societies and associations. In addition, this person will lead Research!America’s Microgrant program which provides funding to early career scientist groups to engage with public officials and other policy leaders. Now entering its third year, the program has supported numerous PhD student and post-doc led science policy initiatives across the country, including creative virtual programming in response to COVID-19.
Will also assist with Research!America’s advocacy priorities through policy research, writing and representing the organization at key meetings, for example, related to NSF and OSTP. Candidates must possess 2-3 years of relevant experience, outstanding written and verbal communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills. A PhD in a scientific field with a demonstrated interest in civic science is required.

Research!America offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance and a retirement plan. Staff is currently working remotely due to COVID-19. When the office reopens, parking or Metro benefits are available, as well as a convenient location in Crystal City.

To apply, e-mail résumé and cover letter with contact information by November 27, 2020 to sends e-mail). No phone calls please. EEO.
Communications Manager
Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Title: Communications Manager
Status: Part-time; 7 hours/wk for a year term (with an option of renewal)
Preferred Start Date: Late 2020/Early 2021
Compensation: Volunteer position; Annual professional development stipend available
Location: Remote; Preferably located in the USA
How to apply: Fill out this google form. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by November 1, 2020. For questions, please email

About the Role:
Social media plays a major role in accomplishing the mission of JSPG through advertising volumes, partnerships, news, and other online events in the policy community. We are seeking a Communications Manager to oversee the JSPG social media platforms and promote our work. This individual will report directly to the Director of Communications and assist them in designing a communications strategy for promoting JSPG content, as well as ensuring that promotion continues to occur on several social media accounts.

This role will be responsible for managing JSPG social media accounts and implementing the strategy developed together with the Director of Communications to promote JSPG initiatives year-round. This individual must exhibit a commitment to the mission of JSPG and strive to promote the journal on various platforms. Ideal candidates are self-driven, independent, detail-oriented, and collaborative. The ideal candidate would be an early career scientist who is interested in developing social media communication and marketing skills.

More details including essential duties and minimum qualiftications on the job listing webpage:
Outreach and Education Coordinator - American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Primary Function: The Outreach and Education Coordinator supports ASBMB’s efforts to enhance public perception of science and science literacy through the development and implementation of local, national and virtual science outreach events. This role additionally coordinates activities to promote and improve biochemistry and molecular biology education.

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Grants and Sponsorship Manager - Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
Primary Function: Provides efficient and effective leadership and management for sponsorships and federal grants administration for FASEB’s Science Research Conferences (SRCs). Manages about $1.5 million in sponsorships and grants for approximately 30-35 SRCs (100-200 attendees), annually. Provides expertise with federal and private grants, grant writing, compliance, financial and program reporting. Collaborates closely with SRC team to ensure success of each conference.

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Global Bio Normative Entity Scoping Study Lead (Consultant)
Nuclear Threat Initiative
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is seeking a consultant to support the Global Biological Policy and Programs (NTI | Bio) team. The consultant will implement and coordinate NTI efforts related to reducing global biotechnology risks in support of NTI’s Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative (BIRRI).

NTI works to protect our lives, environment, and quality of life now and for future generations. We work to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber.

For consideration, please forward a resume to Andrew Hebbeler (, Jaime Yassif ( and Chris Isaac ( Subject line should read: NTI BIO Scoping Study Lead Consultant. Position open until filled.
TechCongress Congressional Innovation Scholars Program (Tech Policy Fellowship)
We are bridging the divide between Congress and the technology sector by placing tech savvy people like you-- who have recently finished, or are on track to finish a Master's program or PhD-- to work with Members of Congress and Congressional Committees in order to build capacity in Congress, train cross-sector leaders -- who can understand the challenges of government and in the technology community -- and keep Congress up to date about the latest challenges and opportunities relating to technology.

Learn more about the Congressional Innovation Scholars Program at Applications will open in December 2020. Sign up for this newsletter and follow us on Twitter (@congressfellows) for more updates about the application
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