Deadline: Open Until Filled
This opportunity allows junior scholars to gain hands-on experience applying empirical information to the needs of federal public policymakers. This position can be adapted to meet a range of professional development goals, including supporting fieldwork requirements and student milestones. The purpose of this position is to support the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC) by
a) joining meetings with legislative staff and the RPC coordinator
b) organizing requests for research-based information
c) organizing a response to requests using a network-based approach for voluntarily mobilizing research experts
d) contributing to written products such as policy briefs or op-eds
e) contributing to sustainability efforts such as grant writing
f) evaluating and optimizing strategies for infusing research into public policies. Interns are expected to work with researchers who range in career stage and areas of expertise; as such, there are tremendous opportunities for enhancing one’s professional network.
Furthermore, scholars will have opportunities for developing policy-related experience and a working knowledge of how research-oriented professionals can contribute to the policy process.
Note: Interns who contribute 150 or more hours (approximately 1 semester) become RPC Fellows