Professional Development

ACS Congressional and Science Policy Fellowship Programs

The ACS Congressional Fellowship Program places two fellows each year as staff members in the office of a U.S. senator, U.S. representative, or U.S. Congressional committee.

Science and technology are increasingly important in public policy. From environmental sustainability to homeland security, policymakers routinely make decisions that require input from and have impact on the chemical community. Yet only one in five members of Congress have a background in a STEM subject and trained scientists often lack the opportunity and expertise to successfully engage in the policy process. The ACS Congressional and Science Policy Fellowship Programs are designed to address both these concerns.

Where: Washington D.C.

Eligibility: Fellows may be early career PhDs or experienced professionals from academia, industry, or non-profits. Former fellows have covered issues as diverse as federal funding for scientific research, science education, and health policy.  

Applications Due:  See website