Apply Now: Congressional & Executive Branch Science Fellowships

2017-11-06 | American Psychological Association

Come spend a year in Washington, DC, as an APA fellow in a congressional office or federal science agency

The American Psychological Association invites applications for the 2018 - 2019 Congressional Fellowships and Executive Branch Science Fellowship.

The APA Congressional Fellowship Program offers two psychologists the unique opportunity to spend a year on Capitol Hill working as special legislative assistants in a U.S. House or Senate office. The Congressional Fellows bring their psychological expertise to bear on a diverse range of policymaking activities, such as drafting legislation, writing speeches, meeting with constituents and outside groups, and conducting background research. One position is open to all psychologists.  Through funding from the American Psychological Foundation, the other position is available only to psychologists with a background in developmental or clinical psychology and experience working directly with children.

The APA Executive Branch Science Fellowship is an incredible opportunity for a psychological scientist to work as a special assistant in a federal agency on issues ranging from science policy to research administration.  Each fellow's year-long placement is tailored to the individual fellow's interest and expertise. Past placements have included the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Justice, and U.S. Agency for International Development. Our current APA Executive Branch Science Fellow is placed at the Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

More information and the applications for the 2018-2019 fellowship year are available on the APA Fellowships Webpage. Completed applications are due by Friday, January 5, 2018. For questions about the Congressional Fellowship Program, contact Micah Haskell-Hoehl, Fellowship Program Administrator, by email or phone: (202) 336-5935. For questions about the Executive Branch Science Fellowship please contact Craig Fisher, PsyD, Fellowship Director, by email or phone (202) 336-5762.