Internships

Science Policy & Advocacy Employment/Internship Opportunities

Internships are a critical part of the academic and professional development of our students. Internships provide valuable networking opportunities. Our program encourages students to seek out internships that are relavent to their professional goals and to  take advantage of our faculty - many of whom hold positions in key government and policy/advocacy institutions in the DC metro area.

Below is a list of possible internship opportunities that students can pursue.  

Organization  Notes 

Office of Science, Technology Policy (OSTP) 

Economic/environmental internships.

American Association for Dental Research

Advocacy for biomedical science research.

Research!America

Advocacy for biomedical science research, especially NIH, NSF.

Cato Institute 

Public Policy Think tank.

Heritage Foundation

Public Policy Think tank.

National Association of State Depart of Agriculture 

State-Federal policy interactions.

Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance

Imaging and radiation therapy industries on legislative and regulatory issues.

HASTHA (DC Office of Public Health)

Data compilation for patients in the STD clinic.

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

Policy issues for defense contracting.

Potomac Institute for Policy

Regulatory policy.

Congressional House Staffer Internships

Assist with pending legislation.

Fastercures

Communicate science findings to philanthropic groups and individuals.

Patton Boggs, LLP

Advocacy. 

United Nations (UNIDO) 

Several areas of focus.   

House Committee on Science

Prepare science briefings, assist in hearings.

EPA

Data gathering for safe water programs

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Data analysis. 

MITRE Inc. 

Security and policy. 

O'Neil Institute Global Health (GU Law School)

Global health policy.

American Physical Society

Lobbying and advocacy work. 

PhRMA.inc

Various research positions