Spend a year working on policy in Washington, D.C.

APA’s Congressional and Executive Branch Science Fellowships offer psychologists at all points in their careers the opportunity to apply their skills in government.

By Public Interest Government Relations Office

APA seeks applications for its Congressional Fellowship and Executive Branch Science Fellowship programs. These opportunities allow a select number of psychologists to spend a year in Washington, D.C., where they receive first-hand experience with federal policymaking and agency research and funding. Congressional Fellows work as special legislative aides in congressional member or committee offices and engage in a diverse range of policymaking activities on vital issues. APA offers specialized Congressional Fellowships for midcareer/senior professionals, experts in health and behavior issues, and developmental and clinical psychologists with experience working with children. Executive Branch Science Fellows gain crucial experience in science policy and research coordination and funding working in a federal science agency. Both programs offer a year-long stipend and funds to support relocation, travel, and the purchase of health insurance. For more information, visit the program websites 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. 3, 2014.