The ACS offers two public policy fellowships:
Fellowships start in September; however, the Congressional Fellowship start date may be delayed until January at the Fellow’s request.
The ACS Congressional Fellowship Program places two fellows each year as staff members in the office of a Senator, Representative, or Committee.
As part of a broader effort administered by AAAS that places more than 30 scientists per year in Congress, the program has two main goals:
Fellows work on the Congressional staff of their choice; placement support is provided by ACS and AAAS. Fellows typically serve as legislative assistants, advising on a range of science policy issues and interacting with constituents.
For more information, visit the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships website.
The ACS Science Policy Fellowship Program places one Science Policy Fellow (SPF) with the ACS Government Affairs team for 1-2 years. The SPF works with experienced Government Affairs staff on areas of importance to the chemistry enterprise, including:
The SPF also supports ACS' member-driven policy development process and encourages members to engage with their elected officials and other policymakers.
SPFs gain a deeper understanding of how scientists and scientific organizations participate in public affairs through broad exposure to a range of policy topics and federal agencies. SPFs also conducts a unique fellowship project based on their interests.
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