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Science-related Internships/Fellowships Outside the NIH

The following opportunities provide a way for scientists to gain skills in tech transfer, science policy, science administration and other careers.  Check the Web sites for current eligibility criteria and application procedures/deadlines. (note if you are looking for funding opportunities for your current research please see our funding opportunities page)

Regulatory affairs, tech transfer, Writing and teaching

The Data IncubatorExternal Link 
The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. We run a free advanced 8-week fellowship (think data science bootcamp) for PhDs looking to enter industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. The program is free for admitted Fellows. Sessions will be offered in New York City, the San Francisco Bay area, Seattle, Boston, and Washington, DC.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Teaching Fellowships External Link
These fellowships support recent college graduates and career changers to become High School and Middle School educators in high needs rural and urban communities.

Genetics and Education Fellowship
These fellowships are for genetics professionals with an advanced degree who are interested in the development and implementation of national genomic literacy efforts, informal science education, science education policy and/or program development.

FDA Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship
Candidates train in one of three tracks focused on the medical and regulatory aspects of dissemination of drug information, drug advertising and promotion, or medication safety.

FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program
This two-year program in regulatory science combines coursework and research. Fellows train at the FDA White Oak campus in Silver Spring or at other FDA facilities

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows ProgramExternal Link
Places 10 to 15 senior undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate science and engineering students at media sites nationwide to work as summer science reporters for 10 weeks. Past sites have included the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and NPR.

Science Policy Fellowships

Empire State Fellows ProgramExternal Link
The two-year Empire State Fellows Program is a full-time training program that prepares a new generation of leaders for policy-making roles in New York State government.

California Science and Technology Policy FellowshipsExternal Link
This program places fellows in the California state legislature for one-year appointments. The citizenship requirements are less stringent than the AAAS requirements.

Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship (New Jersey) External Link

This fellowship offers PhD-level scientists and engineers the opportunity to apply their scientific training and expertise to the development and implementation of relevant state policy.

ASEAN-USS Sience & Technology Fellowship Program
ASEAN has a role to play in fostering and institutionalizing a culture of science-based policymaking throughout the region, This fellowship seeks to provide opportunities for policy-makers and scientists to learn from one another.

Health and Aging Policy Fellows ProgramExternal Link
This program is designed to build a cadre of leaders whose contributions to policymaking will enhance the lives of older Americans for decades to come.

Genetics and Public Policy FellowshipExternal Link
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) administer the Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship. This unique fellowship provides three separate types of policy experience: within NHGRI's policy branch; on Capitol Hill serving elected officials in the Legislative Branch; and at ASHG in the non-profit science advocacy sector.

Supreme Court Fellows Program
These fellowships are open to individuals with a post-graduate degree, at least two years of professional experiences, and multidisciplinary training and experience, including familiarity with the judicial process.

Society for Research in Child Development Policy FellowshipsExternal Link
The society offers two types of fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Fellows are members of the AAAS Science and Technology Fellowship Program.

American Veterinary Medical Association Congressional FellowshipsExternal Link
Fellows are members of the AAAS Science and Technology Fellowship Program (see below)

American Institute of Physics State Department Fellowship ProgramExternal Link
Most of the foreign policy issues faced by the U.S. Department of State have a scientific or technical component.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy FellowshipsExternal Link
AAAS Fellowships provide scientists at all career levels the opportunity to spend a year in Washington, DC, working in Congress or an agency of the Executive Branch.

National Academies of Science Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship ProgramExternal Link
This 12-week program is designed to engage participants in the analytical process that informs the creation of national policy-making with a science/technology element.

USAID Global Health FellowsExternal Link
Paid summer internships in the Washington, D.C. offices of the U.S. Agency for International Development