Jobs and Internships Opportunities

Within The Science Policy & Advocacy Field

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. Please click on the Job Board tab on the side to find more information about career development and opportunities under the Biomedical Graduate Education.

Organization  Notes 

The Science & Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Wilson Center

Policy/Research/Social Media internships. Various projects to apply for. Look here to learn more about one of our alumni's experiences there.

Office of Science, Technology Policy (OSTP)

Economic/environmental internships.

American Association for Dental Research

Advocacy for biomedical science research.


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.


Communicate science findings to philanthropic groups and individuals.

Patton Boggs, LLP


United Nations (UNIDO) 

Several areas of focus.   

House Committee on Science

Prepare science briefings, assist in hearings.


Data gathering for safe water programs

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Data analysis. 


Security and policy. 

O'Neil Institute Global Health (GU Law School)

Global health policy.

American Physical Society

Lobbying and advocacy work.

Various research positions

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