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The Commonwealth of Virginia Engineering & Science (COVES) Fellowship

The Commonwealth of Virginia Engineering and Science (COVES) Fellowship is a 12-week fellowship program of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (VASEM). Graduate student and postdoctoral fellows will serve as science advisors in a variety of possible placements, including legislative offices, executive agencies, or prominent companies and nonprofits in the state of Virginia. Fellows will gain experience by serving their host office and performing relevant tasks such as researching, drafting, and revising relevant policies. Fellows will also be paired with a VASEM member who will serve as an experienced science policy mentor throughout the fellowship.

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The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program 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. This Mirzayan Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

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California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Science & Technology Policy Fellow

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 State 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.

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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the federal government and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages.

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National Science Policy Network (NSPN)

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Science Policy Initiative (SPI) at UVA

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Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG)

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SciPolJobs

Job, fellowship, and internship opportunities in science policy, from the Engaging Scientists & Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition

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SciPolResources

Opportunities to learn about and engage in science policy, from the Engaging Scientists & Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition

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National Science Policy Network (NSPN)

NSPN aims to support and represent the voices of early career scientists and engineers who are engaged in policy, advocacy, communication, and diplomacy. Their website has a great "Roadmap to NSPN" to help you figure out how to get involved, as well as an excellent crowd-sourced list of science policy & science communication fellowships, conferences, resources, communities + more!

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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).

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Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG)

Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is an internationally recognized, open-access peer-reviewed publication that serves as a visible platform and vehicle for students, post-docs, policy fellows, early career professionals, and young scholars of all academic and professional backgrounds to contribute nuanced, bold, and innovative solutions to address the widest range of problems, threats, and opportunities at the intersection of science, technology, innovation, public policy and governance.

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