Degree In Sight

APA offers several ways for students to get involved with advocacy and stay updated on issues affecting the field.

Students interested in getting involved can:

  • Contact your APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team (ACT) campus representative, state advocacy coordinator or regional advocacy coordinator, who are listed at the APA Advocacy website, to see how you can get involved on your campus.

  • Join APA's Public Policy Advocacy Network (PPAN)-an e-mail network that provides updates via action alerts on public policy initiatives pertaining to APA advocacy efforts. For information, visit the PPAN website.

  • Visit the APA Practice Directorate website.

  • Sign up for the monthly e-mail newsletter Science Policy Insider News to stay informed on policies that affect psychological science. To join, visit the APA Science SPIN website.

  • Consider fellowship and internship opportunities through APA's Public Policy Office, in which students can work on public interest policy issues or serve as a special legislative assistant for a member of Congress or an assistant in an executive branch research funding or coordinating office. For more information, visit APA funding.

-M. DITTMANN