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Finding the Right Fit: How to Survive STPF Legislative Placement Interviews

By Yan Zheng
Note: This post is intended to help incoming legislative branch fellows prepare for interviews with congressional offices. Perhaps it is your first job out of grad school or maybe you are

Working With Congress Author Visits AAAS

Dr. William G. (“Bill”) Wells, Jr., former director of the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships and author of, Working With Congress: A Practical Guide for Scientists and Engineers

Now I'll get to see how sausage is made...

The insight I’ve gained into how the legislative process actually works will be valuable to my future career goals. For scientists or engineers who believe that scientific facts are of primary importance in legislation with a technical component, a fellowship on Capitol Hill can be a real eye opener.

You can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket...

The sabbatical opportunities provided by the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Programs are outstanding. A year working in Washington, DC, at the interface of science and policy, offers many new experiences that translate successfully to an academic setting. The essay in this issue of Fellowship Focus provides one academic’s perspectives on the value of a fellowship as a sabbatical year.