Career Resources: Fellowships
Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Each September, approximately 90 scientists and engineers arrive in Washington, DC to take up jobs on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies. For more than 30 years, the highly competitive AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships have allowed scientists to share their expertise with policymakers to encourage decision making based on solid scientific principles. At the same time, the Fellows have gained significant knowledge about the federal government system while advancing their careers and helping promote science in the U.S. and around the globe.
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Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program
The AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows work for 10 weeks during the summer as reporters, researchers, and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide. Fellows collaborate with media professionals at radio and television stations, newspapers, online sites and magazines. The student-scientists and their host-journalists strive to make science news clear and comprehensive to the public. The fellowship program is designed to enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media to improve public understanding and appreciation of science and technology. Fellows have the opportunity to observe and participate in the process by which events and ideas become news, improve their communication skills by learning to describe complex technical subjects in a manner understandable to the lay public, and increase their understanding of editorial decision making and the way in which information is effectively disseminated. Now in its 30th year, the program has supported more than 450 Fellows.
ENTRY POINT! for Students With Disabilities
ENTRY POINT! offers outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. The ENTRY POINT! program includes opportunities in private industry and government agencies. Students with disabilities can apply their skills in a real-world setting in competitive summer internships.