Fellowships

Interested in trying your hand at science policy? Environmental advocacy? Communication? Check out our list of fellowships for graduate students below. If you know of a great program that is not listed below please email us!

Science Policy

Selected fellows complete a one-year tenure (from February to January of the following year) within various executive and legislative federal government offices, such as NOAA, the Department of State, and Congress. The Joint Program has a very good track record of sending student through this program. If you are interested reach out to APO so they can connect you with a JP/Knauss Fellow alum.

Similar to the Knauss Fellowship, selected fellows serve a one-year term (September to August) within various government agencies, including the judicial branch. Only open to US Citizens. Must have a Ph.D. (or a Masters degree with 3+ years of experience) by the application deadline on November 1st.

Administered through the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine fellows spend 12 weeks at the Academies' headquarters in Washington, DC. Fellows are assigned to different science and technology research topics and present their group's findings at the end of the fellowship.

Environmental Policy and Stewardship

A special category of AAAS's Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, the Revelle Fellowship is designated for more advanced applicants (at least 3 years of work experience after a Ph.D.). It is offered every four years (next cycle in 2020). The fellow's role is to help their host office better incorporate scientific and technical knowledge into environmental policy.

This fellowship is a partnership between AAAS and the National Park Service. Fellows develop a research project at a national park and are also charged with broadening public understanding of the importance of national parks in advancing conservation and science.

Science Communication

Fellows are placed in media outlets across the country for a 10-week summer session, during which they help research, write, and report science news stories. AAAS also offers a Spanish Mass Media Fellowship which matches fellows to a Spanish language media outlet, as well as a Minority Science Writers program for Science magazine.