Policy, Advocacy & Lobbying

Explore a career in Policy, Advocacy & Lobbying.

Positions in these fields may involve influencing or writing policy on a domestic or international level. Opportunities are available in the private sector (i.e., government relations offices, lobbying, or political consulting firms) or within government, politics, or non-profit organizations.

Many think tanks and research centers are also involved in researching and presenting information on policies or current issues that may impact policy. Non-profits may include those organizations that serve as advocates or lobbyists for a certain population segment or cause. Advocacy work champions a cause or policy. Lobbying is a form of advocacy but focuses more on influencing the decision made in government.

National Nuclear Security: Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program (NNSA-MSIIP)

Jumpstart potential job opportunities within the federal government and the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) by working side-by-side with leading scientists, engineers, and other top professionals. Open to all educational fields/backgrounds. Applications are due on October 9, 2022.

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The Everything Guide to a Career in Public Service

When I was 13 years old, I went to science camp. One day, I sat and listened as a scientist described what global warming was going to do to the planet—rising ocean levels, mass extinctions, devastation of populations around the …

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