Research!America Science Policy Fellowship Position

We are not currently accepting applications for science policy fellows. 

Research America’s Mission

Research America is committed to advancing human health by making biomedical and health research a higher national priority.  We advocate for  a federal policy climate that helps empower our nation’s biomedical and health research sectors as they work to accelerate medical progress.  For more information about Research!America, click here

Job Summary

Research!America is offering a paid, temporary fellowship in our Alexandria office.  Fellows assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. Internships are typically 3 month appointments.  

Job Description

The science policy fellows will:  

  • Track relevant policy issues, including budget and appropriations legislation
  • Perform background research and write fact sheets, newsletter articles and text for Research!America’s website
  • Complete and present a self-directed project on a science policy topic relevant to the mission of Research!America
  • Attend briefings, meetings, and hearings on Capitol Hill, as well as events off Capitol Hill that are relevant to our organization’s mission
  • Provide administrative and project management support as requested


Individuals with a PhD or other terminal degree who seek science policy experience in the areas of biomedical research, health services research and other health research disciplines, and related Research!America priorities. Ideal candidates have a strong academic background and excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the health and life sciences research sectors is preferred. Candidates must have experience with the Microsoft Office software.


Research!America offers a stipend and transportation benefits.

To Apply 

We are not currently accepting applications for science policy fellows.

E-mail résumé and cover letter, including academic status and specific area(s) of interest and expertise, reason(s) for wanting to be a Research!America fellow; availability; a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write about science and/or policy for the public (two pages or less); and contact information for three references to:

Caitlin Leach, Director, Policy and Advocacy 
Phone: 571-482-2726