Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Applications are open for The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. Launched in 1997, the program is “a full-time, hands-on training and educational program that provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC, learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.” Applications, due Oct. 16, are encouraged from early-career scientists, engineers, medical professionals and/or late-stage graduate students with a strong interest in science and technology policy work.

Virtual Student Federal Service Internship

The Virtual Student Federal Service program is an amazing opportunity for students from all backgrounds to gain experience with a government entity from a remote location. Students can filter projects based off agencies, language skills, and general interest areas. Students may apply to up to three projects from 50+ agencies.  Apply between July 1 and July 31.

Students can get their materials reviewed before applying via C3’s Virtual Express Drop-in.

Click here for more information and application: Virtual Student Federal Service Internship

Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs deals with current regulations that govern development, manufacturing and testing.  Current regulations cover a wide swath of work from preclinical studies, clinical trials, product testing and data analysis all the way through labeling, marketing and distribution of regulated product. Whereas Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may seem to be the most applicable, regulations also flow from other sources, such as Health Canada and the European Medicines Agency.

Regulatory Science

Regulatory science is defined as a range of scientific disciplines that are applied to the quality, safety and efficacy assessment of medicinal products and that inform regulatory decision-making throughout the life-cycle of a medicine.  It encompasses basic and applied medicinal science and social sciences, and contributes to the development of regulatory standards and tools’.  Regulatory science is a scientific discipline, but one conducted within a legal framework.

Be sure to check the Events web page for information about seminars and workshops about building professional skills important for the government career pathway.