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APA seeks applications for its Congressional Fellowship and Executive Branch Science Fellowship programs, which allow up to three psychologists to spend a year in Washington, D.C., to gain firsthand experience with federal policymaking and agency research and funding.

Congressional fellows work as special legislative assistants in congressional member or committee offices and engage in a range of policymaking activities. APA offers specialized Congressional Fellowships for midcareer professionals, experts in health and behavior issues, and developmental psychologists and clinicians with experience working with children. Executive Branch Science Fellows work in a federal science agency and gain experience in science policy and research coordination.

Both programs offer a yearlong stipend and funds to support relocation, travel and the purchase of health insurance. For more information, visit APA Policy Fellowships & Internships or call the Public Interest Government Relations Office at (202) 336-5935 or the Science Government Relations office at (202) 336-5932. Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 11.