Carnegie Mellon University

The Pennsylvania General Assembly Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program is open to Carnegie Mellon University graduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation) with degrees in science (including the social sciences/policy) and engineering. The fellowships could last 3, 6, 9, or 12 months with placements in the Pennsylvania General Assembly offices (the state legislature) no earlier than January 2018.

We're looking for individuals with expertise on topics such as:

  • Evolution of automated/connected vehicles and other advanced technologies;
  • Impact of advanced technologies on loss and gains in jobs in the state;
  • Integration and optimization of drinking water, waste water, storm water, surface water, and aquifer regulatory and investment policies;
  • Management of critical economic and environmental issues related to Pennsylvania’s leadership position as one of the largest producers of shale gas;
  • Use of predictive analytics for applications from budgeting to public safety to criminal sentencing guidelines;
  • Provision and financing of health care.

If you are familiar with the AAAS or California Council on Science and Technology, the proposed program would possibly be similar to those programs and participants would receive a stipend or other form of compensation. 

International students can apply if they have a good understanding of American politics and policy and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Rick Stafford, Metro21 Executive Director and Heinz College Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Deborah Stine, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation Associate Director for Policy Outreach and Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy, are spearheading this initative. Contact Deborah Stine with questions.

For more information, watch this video recording of our information session:

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