Internships and Fellowships

Internships and fellowships allow you to explore a career and gain valuable experience while building your professional network. Internships are usually shorter-term and offer hands-on experiences in key areas of policymaking. They may be paid or unpaid, and while many are in the summer, others may be offered year-round.

Some of the most well known science and technology policy internships are the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship and the Tisdale Fellowship. Fellowships are generally academic positions that last a year or more. One of the most well known fellowship programs in science and technology policy is run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

However, there are many more internships and fellowships available; we’ve created a list of standing internships and fellowships in the field of science and technology policy and provided links to them below. (If you know of others, please email them to jbisanz@umich.edu.) Once you are accepted into the STPP program, you will also be added to our mailing list, where you’ll hear about the latest job listings in the field.

STPP Fellowships and Internships
Name Category Type
AAAS: Executive Branch Fellowships General Science Fellowship
AAAS: Congressional Fellowships General Science Fellowship
American Academy of Neurology: Viste Neurology Public Policy Fellowship Health Fellowship
The Academy of Medical Sciences Health Fellowship
American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy General Science Fellowship
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Health Fellowship
American Astronomical Society: John Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship General Science Fellowship
American Chemical Society Public Policy Fellowships General Science Fellowship
American Dental Society: Hillenbrand Fellowship Health Fellowship
American Geological Institute: William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship General Science Fellowship
American Geophysical Union: Congressional Science Fellowship General Science Fellowship
American Institute of Physics: Government Science Fellowships General Science Fellowship
American Meteorological Society: Congressional Science Fellowship General Science Fellowship
American Nuclear Society: Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship General Science Fellowship
American Physical Society: Congressional Science Fellowships General Science Fellowship
American Psychological Association: Congressional Fellowship Program Health Fellowship
American Society for Microbiology: Congressional Science Fellowship General Science Fellowship
American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA): ASA-CSSA-SSSA Congressional Science Fellowship
Agriculture, Agronomy, and Food Science Fellowship
American Society of Civil Engineers: Congressional Fellows Program General Technology Fellowship
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Federal Government Fellowship Program General Technology Fellowship
American Veterinary Medical Association: Congressional Science Fellowship Animal and Wildlife Health Fellowship
ASU, Millennium Challenge Corporation Innovation Fellowship Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs: Fellowships International Affairs Fellowship
Berman Institute of Bioethics: Greenwall Fellowship Program in Bioethics and Health Policy Health Fellowship
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship General Science Fellowship
Gordon Research Conferences: Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
California Council on Science and Technology: California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
California Senate Fellows Program at Sacramento State Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
The Commonwealth Fund: Health Policy Fellowships Health Fellowship
Congressional Budget Office Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Internship, Fellowship
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Energy and the Environment Fellowship
EPA P3 Student Sustainable Design Competition Energy and the Environment Team Award
Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS): Congressional Science Fellowship Animal and Wildlife Health Fellowship
US Food and Drug Administration: Commissioner's Fellowship Program Agriculture, Agronomy, Health, and Food Science Fellowship
The Geological Society of America: Congressional Science Fellowship General Science Fellowship
Gordon Research Conferences: Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowships General Science Fellowship
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program International Affairs Fellowship
Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research: Hudson River Graduate Fellowships Energy and the Environment Fellowship
Institute for Humane Studies: Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Internship
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA): Congressional Fellowship General Technology Fellowship
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT): Graduate Scholarships Agriculture, Agronomy, and Food Science Scholarship
Institute of Medicine: Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence Program Health Fellowship
Institute of Medicine: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program Health Fellowship
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: Young Scientists Summer Program, Austria General Science Internship
International Sociological Association: Funding International Affairs Fellowship
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. General Science Internship
National Center for Atmospheric Research: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Energy and the Environment Fellowship
NIH Office of Science Policy Analysis: AAAS Policy Fellowship Program Health Fellowship
National Water Research Institute Fellowship Program Energy and the Environment Scholarship
Open Society Institute: Open Society Fellowship Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
Optical Society of America: OSA/MRS Congressional Fellows Program General Technology Fellowship
Rand Corporation Graduate Student Summer Associate Program General Science Internship
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Health Fellowship
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Health Fellowship
Resources for the Future: John V. Krutilla Research Stipend Energy and the Environment Scholarship
Resources for the Future: Walter O. Spofford, Jr. Memorial Internship Energy and the Environment Internship
Resources for the Future: Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Energy and the Environment Fellowship
Resources for the Future: Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Energy and the Environment Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
CDS International: Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Internship
Social Science Research Council: Fellowships and Grants Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship, Scholarship
Society for Research in Child Development: Scholarships and Awards Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Scholarship
Society for Research in Child Development: Congressional and Executive Branch Fellowships Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
OSA/SPIE Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellowship Program General Technology Fellowship
SUNY Albany: Fellowship on Women in Public Policy Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
American Enterprise Institute Fellowships International Affairs Fellowship
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
The Institute of Navigation: ION Congressional Fellows Program (PDF) General Technology Fellowship
Link Foundation: Fellowships and Grants in the Energy Field Energy and the Environment Fellowship
Udall Foundation: Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution PhD Fellowship Energy and the Environment Fellowship
The National Academies: Jefferson Science Fellowship General Science Fellowship
The National Academies: Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program General Science Fellowship
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans General Science Fellowship
Tellus Institute for a Great Transition: Fellows Program Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Fellowship
The Fund for American Studies: Eben Tisdale Fellowship General Technology Internship
The Fund for American Studies: Eben Tisdale Fellowship Information Technology Internship
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of University Partnerships: Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Scholarship
Women's Research and Educational Institute: Women and Public Policy Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Internship