Spend a year working on policy in Washington, DC
APA’s Congressional and Executive Branch Science Fellowships offer psychologists at all points in their career the opportunity to apply their skills in government
APA seeks applications for its Congressional Fellowship and Executive Branch Science Fellowship programs. These opportunities allow a select number of psychologists to spend a year in Washington, D.C., where they receive first-hand experience with federal policymaking and agency research and funding. Congressional Fellows work as special legislative aides in congressional member or committee offices and engage in a diverse range of policymaking activities on vital issues. One Congressional Fellowship, funded by the American Psychological Foundation, is open to developmental and clinical psychologists with experience working directly with children; the other is open to psychologists working in all areas of the field. Executive Branch Science Fellows gain crucial experience in science policy and research coordination and funding working in a federal science agency. Both programs offer a year-long stipend and funds to support relocation, travel, and the purchase of health insurance. For more information, visit the program websites or call the Public Interest Government Relations Office at 202.336.5935 or the Science Government Relations office at 202.336.5932.