Our program encourages students to seek out internships while pursuing their degree.
We encourage our students to enhance their professional, technical and networking skills through planned, supervised and evaluated internship experience – either for academic credit or through paid or volunteer opportunities. Students should seek out internships relevant to their professional goals and take advantage of our faculty, many of whom hold positions in key government and policy/advocacy institutions in the D.C. metro area.
Below is a list of internship opportunities that students can pursue. Please speak with the program director for internship approval and visit Career Services to find more information about career development.
Our students have enjoyed internship experiences with diverse governmental and non-governmental institutions in the Washington, D.C., area. The list below illustrates just a few examples.
Science Policy Analysis
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
- White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
- The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Wilson Center – Learn more about one student’s experience in STIP
Advocacy for Evidence-Based Policies
State and Federal Government
- D.C. Government – District Leadership Program (paid internship)
- FDA Jobs and Training
- FDA – Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)
- FDA – National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)
- FDA – Office of Policy Internships
- FDA – Scientific Internships, Fellowships / Trainees and Non-U.S. Citizens
- Library of Congress – Congressional Research Service (CRS)
- Library of Congress – Federal Research Division (FRD) and other positions
- National Academy of Science (NAS)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Policy for State and Federal Programs
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- House Committee on Science
- National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)