Spend a Year Working on Policy in D.C.

APA fellowships offer psychologists the chance 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. APA offers specialized Congressional Fellowships for midcareer and senior professionals, experts in health and behavior issues, and developmental and clinical psychologists with experience working with children.  

Executive Branch Science Fellows gain crucial experience in science policy, research coordination and funding while working in a federal science agency. 

Both programs offer a yearlong stipend and funds to support relocation, travel and the purchase of health insurance. For more information, call the Public Interest Government Relations Office at (202) 336-5935 or the Science Government Relations office at (202) 336-5932.

Applications must be completed by Jan. 3, 2014.