Careers & Opportunities in Science Policy

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships

This fellowship is geared towards scientists and engineers interested in the policy behind energy efficiency and renewable energy. Awardees are given the opportunity to head to DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. with focuses ranging from bioenergy to the best energy practices in manufacturing.


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Fellowship

This prestigious AAAS fellowship is for graduate students and postdocs interested in science policy. Fellows serve in yearlong appointments focusing on policy making in various government branches.


Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

The PMF program allows advanced degree holders to participate in appointments lasting two years in policy making. Upon completing the program, fellows enjoy an immediate noncompetitive appointment to a permanent or term position in government. Common exit opportunities are in the private sector or non-profit realm.


American Academy of Arts and Science Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy

This fellowship is open to science and engineering advanced degree holders interested in science policy and administration. Fellows gain experience by working closely with senior scientists and policy experts to learn more about national and international science, technology, and engineering policy.


American Academy of Arts and Science Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellowship

This fellowship is distinguished from the Hellman Fellowship above by the fact that Mandel Presidential fellows work directly with the President of the American Academy to promote public outreach, innovation, and novel policy directions.