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Apply Now: Paid Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in Washington DC

By Wayan Vota on August 26, 2019

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Are you a scientist or engineer? Do you want to learn first-hand about policymaking? To contribute your knowledge and analytical skills for better government services? Then apply now for AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships!

Science & Technology Policy Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the federal government and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages.

Specific to international development, there are multiple Science & Technology Policy Fellows serving in USAID to support digital development programs. USAID Fellows can also stay on as Fellows for an additional two more years.

Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Benefits

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about public policy while contributing valuable knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges.

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Fellows gain invaluable knowledge of and experience with processes and priorities that drive public policy as well as a holistic understanding of our nation’s scientific enterprise. Fellows can work in Executive or Legislative positions.

In addition, Fellows can expect to receive:

  • Stipends that range approximately $80,000 to $105,000 per year
  • Professional Training & Travel allowance of $4,000
  • Professional Development including monthly workshops and trainings, a career summit, special interest affinity group events, and a year-end summit.
  • Health insurance coverage of medical, dental, vision, and prescriptions
  • Relocation allowance of $4,000 to move to Washington, DC

How to Apply: Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Fellows represent the spectrum of career stages – from recent doctoral graduates to faculty on sabbatical and retired scientists, and sectors – from academia and industry to nonprofit organizations.

Fellowships are highly competitive, involving a three-tier merit review and selection proces, and are open to U.S. citizens with a doctoral level degree in a qualified field or a MS in engineering and three years of professional engineering experience.

Apply Now! Deadline is November 1, 2019

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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