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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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US Council on Competitiveness Seeking Vice President

The Council on Competitiveness is hiring a vice president to work on its innovation policy team. The individual will manage the council’s recently launched National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers, among other initiatives. Applicants must have 5 to 10 years of experience working on science, technology, and innovation policy issues. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

APLU Hiring for Research Advocacy and Policy Position

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities is seeking an assistant vice president for research advocacy and policy. The individual will work with the association’s 241 member universities to advance federal policies that strengthen public research universities. Applications are due March 20.

March 20, 2019

NASA HQ Seeking Summer Interns

As part of NASA’s internship program, the Science Mission Directorate is seeking to hire up to 10 students for a ten-week summer internship at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Applications are due April 1.

April 1, 2019

AGU Hiring for Public Affairs Positions

The American Geophysical Union is accepting applications for a senior public affairs specialist to engage with Congress, the administration, and AGU members on science policy subjects. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in science, public policy, or a related discipline and four years of experience. The public affairs team is also hiring a spring intern with an expected start date of April 1.

April 1, 2019

CA S&T Council Seeking Director

The California Council on Science and Technology is hiring an executive director. The council advises the California State government on S&T policy issues and sponsors a fellowship program that places scientists and engineers in legislative offices at the state capitol in Sacramento. Preference will be given to applications received by March 25.

March 25, 2019

NSF Seeking Director for Computing Directorate

The National Science Foundation has launched a search for the next director of its Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate, which oversees an annual budget of nearly $1 billion. NSF is seeking individuals with a “deep sense of scholarship; and a grasp of the issues facing the computer and information sciences, especially in the areas of education and fundamental research, as well as in advanced cyberinfrastructure.” Recommendations are due April 5.

April 5, 2019

AMS Washington Forum Registration Open

The American Meteorological Society is holding its Washington Forum in D.C. on March 27 through 29. The annual event brings together scientists and top federal officials to discuss policy issues related to the weather, water, and climate sciences. This year’s forum includes sessions on hurricane resiliency, the value of weather information, “smart farming,” and applications of artificial intelligence in the weather industry.

ITIF Seeking Energy Innovation Policy Analyst

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is hiring a senior policy analyst for its clean energy innovation program. The analyst will assess policies that “have the potential to influence the national and global transition to a low-carbon energy system, such as research, development, and demonstration funding, taxation, and regulation.” Applicants must have a graduate degree in a relevant field and at least three years of relevant experience.