Potential Jobs

Internships and fellowships allow you to explore a career and gain valuable experience while building your professional network. Internships are usually shorter-term and offer hands-on experiences in key areas of policymaking. They may be paid or unpaid, and while many are in the summer, others may be offered year-round.

Some of the most well known science and technology policy internships are the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship and the Tisdale Fellowship. Fellowships are generally academic positions that last a year or more. One of the most well known fellowship programs in science and technology policy is run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

However, there are many more internships and fellowships available; we’ve created a list of standing internships and fellowships in the field of science and technology policy and provided links to them below. (If you know of others, please email them to walshce@umich.edu.) Once you are accepted into the STPP program, you will also be added to our mailing list, where you’ll hear about the latest job listings in the field.

STPP-Related Government Agencies and Organizations
Title Category
Action Group on Erosion, Technology, and Concentration Science, Technology, and Development
Action Aid International Science, Technology, and Development
American Chemical Society Industry
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Energy
American Petroleum Institute Industry
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Industry
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Industry
Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group Community Outreach
Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Environment and Climate
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Environment and Climate
Center for Genetics and Society Biotechnology and Genetics
Centre for Appropriate Technology Science, Technology, and Development
Centre for Appropriate Technology Community Outreach
Centre for Science and Environment Science, Technology, and Development
Centre for Science and Environment Environment and Climate
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies: Lokniti Science, Technology, and Development
Christine Mirzaya Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program General Science and Technology
Congressional Research Service Government Agencies
Congressional Research Service General Science and Technology
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science Environment and Climate
Council for Responsible Genetics Biotechnology and Genetics
Demos (UK) General Science and Technology
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Government Agencies
Department of Defense (DOD) Government Agencies
Department of Energy (DOE) Government Agencies
Department of Energy (DOE) Energy
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Government Agencies
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Government Agencies
Department of the Interior (DOI) Government Agencies
Department of the Interior (DOI) Environment and Climate
Department of Transportation (DOT) Government Agencies
Earth Island Institute Environment and Climate
Idealist Community Outreach
Environmental and Energy Study Institute Environment and Climate
Environmental and Energy Study Institute Energy
Environmental Defense Fund Environment and Climate
Food and Drug Administration Government Agencies
Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy Science, Technology, and Development
Foundation on Economic Trends Community Outreach
Foundation on Economic Trends General Science and Technology
Gates Foundation Science, Technology, and Development
GRAIN: Genetic Resources Action International Biotechnology and Genetics
GRAIN: Genetic Resources Action International Science, Technology, and Development
Government Accountability Office Government Agencies
Government Accountability Office General Science and Technology
Green Biz Job Links Environment and Climate
Greenpeace Environment and Climate
Greenpeace Community Outreach
Indigenous People's Council on Biocolonialism Biotechnology and Genetics
Indigenous People's Council on Biocolonialism Science, Technology, and Development
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Industry
International Center for Technology Assessment Science, Technology, and Development
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) General Science and Technology
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Industry
International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University Environment and Climate
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Government Agencies
Materials Research Society (MRS) Industry
Morris K. Udall Foundation Community Outreach
National Academy of Sciences Government Agencies
National Center for Atmospheric Research Environment and Climate
National Council for Science and the Environment Government Agencies
National Council for Science and the Environment Environment and Climate
National Institutes of Health: Office of Science Policy Analysis Government Agencies
National Park Service Government Agencies
National Park Service Environment and Climate
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Government Agencies
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy
Natural Resources Defense Council Environment and Climate
Natural Resources Defense Council Government Agencies
Nature General Science and Technology
Institute for the Study of Society and Environment Environment and Climate
Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering Science, Technology, and Development
Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering Biotechnology and Genetics
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Government Agencies
USAID Office of Environment and Science Policy Government Agencies
USAID Office of Environment and Science Policy Environment and Climate
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Community Outreach
Pew Center on Global Climate Change Environment and Climate
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Environment and Climate
Practical Action (formerly Intermediate Technology Development Group) Science, Technology, and Development
Redefining Progress Environment and Climate
Resources for the Future Energy; Environment and Climate
Rocky Mountain Institute General Science and Technology
Sarai Science, Technology, and Development
Sarai Energy
Science General Science and Technology
Science and Development Network Science, Technology, and Development
Sea Grant: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Government Agencies
Sierra Club Environment and Climate
Smithsonian Magazine General Science and Technology
Tebtebba Science, Technology, and Development
Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future Biotechnology and Genetics
Third World Group Science, Technology, and Development
Third World Network Science, Technology, and Development
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Environment and Climate
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Government Agencies
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environment and Climate
Union of Concerned Scientists Environment and Climate
United Nations Government Agencies
United States Forest Service Government Agencies
Walsh Environmental Scientists and Engineers Environment and Climate
World Bank Government Agencies
World Wildlife Federation Environment and Climate
Worldwatch Environment and Climate
Worldwatch Community Outreach
Center for Clean Air Policy Environment and Climate
Yale Law School: Information Society Project Information and Communication Technology