SPONSORING AGENCY: The National Academies

PURPOSE: The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program of the National Academies is designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, public policy, and law students in the analytical process that informs the creation of national policy-making with a sciene/technology element. As a result, students develop basic skills essential to working in the world of science policy.

During the program, fellows engage in studies and activities throughout the National Academies. Examples of activities fellows conducted include developing:

  • an outline of themes of leading research in remote sensing applications;
  • a workshop on how scientists in developing countries can take better advantage of the new wireless communication networks to gain access to the Internet;
  • a background paper on the current state of knowledge about the demography of street-children, and on what is known about the cost and effectiveness of existing programs to help street-children and orphans in the U.S. and abroad.

The internship program will comprise three sessions:

  1. Winter (January - March)
  2. Summer (June - August)
  3. Fall (September - November)

ELIGIBILITY: Applications for the fellowships are invited from graduate students through post-doctoral scholars in any physical, biological, or social science field or any field of engineering, medicine/health, or veterinary medicine as well as business, law, education, and other graduate and professional programs. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars should have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research within the last 5 years.

ANNUAL STIPEND: The stipend for a 10-week program is $5,300.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: November 1 for the January program, March 1 for the June program, and June 1 for the September program.

For additional information or for application materials, please see the Christine Mirzayan Internship Program Home Page.