A digest of the latest opportunities in science policy from around the web, such as open positions on advisory committees, calls for information, fellowships, jobs, and internships.
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National Academies Accepting Applications for Mirzayan Science Policy Fellowship
The National Academies is now accepting applications for the 2019 Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., learning about the role of science in federal policymaking and gaining hands-on experience working for a committee or board. Interested individuals who have earned a graduate degree in a STEM-related field within the last five years are encouraged to apply.
NIST Seeking Lab Programs Director
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is accepting applications for an Associate Director for Laboratory Programs in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Position responsibilities include overseeing NIST’s laboratory programs, coordinating NIST’s role as the U.S. National Metrology Institute, and maintaining collaborative relationships between NIST and the Department of Commerce, among other duties. Individuals must demonstrate leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive-level managerial capability. Applications are due July 16.
AGU Accepting Public Affairs Internship Applications
The American Geophysical Union is accepting applications for its fall public affairs internship. Interns will attend congressional events, write blog posts and articles, and assist the public affairs team in organizing the Geoscience Congressional Visits Day, among other responsibilities. Interested individuals should have completed two years of coursework towards a degree in Earth or space sciences.
CIA Seeking Science, Technology, and Weapons Analyst
The Central Intelligence Agency is accepting applications for a science, technology, and weapons analyst within its Directorate of Analysis. Position responsibilities include conducting threat analyses of weapons or technology and communicating findings to senior decision makers, among other duties. Interested individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree in a STEM field and foreign language capability are encouraged to apply.
Science Policy & Governance Journal Seeking Communications Director
The Journal of Science Policy and Governance is accepting applications for a part-time director of communications and outreach. Position responsibilities include managing the publication’s website and social media channels, coordinating news announcements and press releases, and assisting with outreach to the media, among other duties. Graduate students and recent graduates with an interest in science and technology policy who can commit for a one-year term are encouraged to apply.
NOAA Seeking Input on Satellite Observing System Architecture Study
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting public comment on its recently completed study of potential architectures for its next-generation weather satellite systems that will succeed the Joint Polar Satellite System and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite System-R Series. NOAA is requesting specific feedback on the range of alternatives and opportunities it considered in its analysis and suggestions on how to engage industry and the academic and research communities on the outcomes of the study. NOAA will hold a public listening session on June 21 in Silver Spring, Maryland.
NSF Seeking Input on Updated Proposal and Award Guidance
The National Science Foundation is seeking public input on an update of its Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. Among the changes in the new version are new reporting requirements on sexual harassment and other misconduct and updated guidelines on intellectual property management. The agency is requesting specific feedback on how to minimize the reporting burden of grantees and if the proposed information to be collected is necessary. Comments should be submitted by July 13.
NIST Seeking Input on Improving Technology Transfer
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public input on ways to update current federal practices and policies to better facilitate the commercialization of technologies developed with federal support. The request is part of a cross-agency priority initiative, led by the Commerce Department and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to improve federal technology transfer. Based on the feedback received, the administration will potentially seek legislative changes. NIST is holding four stakeholder engagement events across the U.S. as part of the initiative.
NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is accepting applications for the 2019 National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program. Fellows spend a year in an NNSA program or site office where they contribute technical and policy expertise to activities ranging from strategy development to project implementation. Recent graduates or current students focused on policy or technical fields are encouraged to apply.