A digest of the latest opportunities in science policy from around the web, such as open positions on advisory committees, calls for information, fellowships, jobs, and internships.
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AIP Seeks Applicants for State Department Fellowship
AIP is seeking applicants for the 2019-2020 AIP State Department Fellowship program. Fellows work at the department's headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a one-year term on topics at the intersection of science, policy, and international affairs.
Qualified individuals at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a field closely related to the physical sciences, membership in at least one AIP Member Society, and eligibility for a security clearance, among other qualifications.
Application components include a letter of intent, resume, and three recommendation letters. Final interviews will take place in early 2019, and the fellowship term will begin in the fall of 2019.
AIP is not involved in the fellow’s placement. However, it does encourage fellows to seek opportunities beyond the traditional roles for scientists in the State Department when interviewing for an assignment to broaden the reach and visibility of scientific expertise within the department.
AGU Hiring Public Affairs Analyst
The American Geophysical Union is accepting applications for a public affairs analyst. Position responsibilities including monitoring legislative developments and crafting online content strategies, among other duties. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and four to five years of related experience are encouraged to apply.
Universities Research Association Hiring Deputy Executive Director
The Universities Research Association (URA), a non-profit consortium that co-manages the Fermi National Accelerator Lab, is accepting applications for its deputy executive director. Individuals with at least 10 years of science-related policy and management experience and an advanced degree in a scientific or engineering discipline are encouraged to apply.
White House OSTP Hiring Spring Interns
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently seeking applicants for its spring internship program. Students who are enrolled at least half-time in a post-secondary degree program are encouraged to apply.
Geosciences Institute Seeking Policy Interns
The American Geosciences Institute is accepting applications for its spring geoscience policy internship. Students with a background in geoscience and interest in energy and natural resource issues are encouraged to apply.
Nominations Sought for New Workforce Policy Board
The Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board will advise a workforce council that President Trump established through an executive order in July. One of the council’s initial tasks is to develop a national campaign to increase awareness of the “skills crisis” in the U.S., the importance of STEM education, and the new job opportunities stemming from emerging technologies
Navy Seeking STEM Program Analyst
A contractor to the Office of Naval Research is accepting applications for a STEM program analyst. Position duties include assisting with the implementation of STEM initiatives while engaging both Defense Department and civilian stakeholders as well as providing program support to the director of education and workforce development, among other responsibilities. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and extensive related experience are encouraged to apply.
Rutgers Hiring Science Policy Program Coordinator
The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University is accepting applications for a senior program coordinator to develop its new S&T politics initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to explore “how science, technology, and politics intersect; the political systems that connect them; and how deeper understanding and clearer communication within and across these disciplines can benefit policymakers, scientists, and the larger public.” The coordinator will oversee a pilot state government fellowship program and a workshop series, among other activities.
NOAA Seeking Science Advisory Board Members
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting nominations for its Science Advisory Board. Members are appointed by the head of NOAA for three-year terms. NOAA is specifically seeking individuals with expertise in cloud computing; artificial intelligence and data management; weather modeling and data assimilation; remote/autonomous sensing technology; ocean exploration science and technology; and “omics” science.
FYI Hiring Science Policy Analyst
AIP is accepting applications for a science policy analyst to join the FYI team based in College Park, Maryland. The analyst will closely follow developments in federal science policy and contribute to multiple FYI products as part of an editorial team. The position is for a one-year term with the possibility of extension pending the outcome of an in-progress, organization-wide strategic review. Strong writers with a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of science policy experience are encouraged to apply.