Bioscience and Health Policy Information

Rice Departments
Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Physics and Astronomy
George R. Brown School of Engineering

Organizations, Centers, and Institutes

Outside Institutes and Centers Bioscience and Health Policy
Commercial Applications

Internship positions are available across the health policy spectrum in both the public and private sectors. Program graduates in similar programs have pursued careers as health policy analysts, legislative affairs specialists, lobbyists, public affairs experts and health policy consultants. Many careers of graduates can lead into senior management and executive positions in the health policy arena. Internship and full-time position providers could be:

BioHouston
Digisonics
Methodist Hospital Research Institute
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Medical Informatics
National Space Biomedical Research Institute
UT Center of Health Policy
UT School of Public Health
Texas Heart Institute Texas Public Health Training Center
Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington,D.C.
AHRQ Training Program in Patient Safety and Quality
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Public Health Association
Kaiser Family Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Lewin Consulting
American Medical Association
Food and Water Watch
Center for Medical Technology Policy
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Missouri Foundation for Health
National Institutes of Health
Avalere Consulting 
Families
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Centers for Disease Control
New York Academy of Medicine
National Business Group on Health
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
American Cancer Society
New York City Mayor's Office
The Urban Institute
Texas Medical Center
UTMB Galveston

and others ....

Science/Health Policy Fellowship Programs

FASEB Society Fellowships

  1. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - http://www.asbmb.org/Advocacy/advocacy.aspx?id=14744&terms=fellowship
  2. American Society for Nutrition - http://www.nutrition.org/public-affairs/asn-science-policy-fellowship/
  3. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics - http://www.aspet.org/advocacy
  4. American Society of Human Genetics - http://www.ashg.org/pages/education_fellowship.shtml
  5. The American Association of Immunologists - https://www.aai.org/
  6. The American Physiological Society - http://www.the-aps.org/mm/SciencePolicy/Advocacy/Advocacy-Fellowship

Open to anyone

  1. Aldo Leopold Leadership Program - http://leopoldleadership.stanford.edu/
  2. American Chemical Society - http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/policy/policyfellowships/programs.html
  3. Avalere FDA Policy Fellowship - https://avalere.com/careers/fellow-fda
  4. Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government - https://www.belfercenter.org/
  5. John A. Knauss Sea Grant Fellowship - https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Knauss-Fellowship-Program
  6. National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program - http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm

Open to non-US Citizens

  1. Academy of Medical Sciences/Wellcome Trust (U.K) - http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/p22.html
  2. Harkness Fellowship (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the U.K.) - http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Fellowships/Harkness-Fellowships.aspx
  3. Social Science Research Council – Abe Fellowship Program (Japan) - http://www.ssrc.org/programs/abe-fellowship-program/
  4. Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Health Policy (nationals of countries in the Asia-Pacific region) - https://fundit.fr/en/institutions/walter-h-shorenstein-asia-pacific-research-center-aparc

Open to US Citizens Only

  1. AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships - http://fellowships.aaas.org/
  2. American Astronomical Society - John Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship - https://aas.org/advocacy/how-aas-advocates/john-bahcall-public-policy-fellowship
  3. American Geophysical Union – Congressional Science Fellowship - http://sciencepolicy.agu.org/congressional_fellows/
  4. American Institute of Physics and Member Society Government Science Fellowships - https://www.aip.org/policy/fellowships/overview
  5. American Physical Society - http://www.aps.org/policy/fellowships/index.cfm
  6. American Psychological Association - http://www.apa.org/about/gr/fellows/index.aspx
  7. American Society for Microbiology - http://www.asm.org/index.php/fellowships-2
  8. Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Fellowships - https://fellowships.aspph.org/programs/index.cfm
  9. California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships - http://fellows.ccst.us/
  10. Congressional Black Caucus Foundation - https://www.cbcfinc.org/
  11. David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship - Association of University Programs in Health Administration - http://www.winstonfellowship.com/
  12. Department of State - https://careers.state.gov/work/fellowships/
  13. Geological Society of America Congressional Science Fellowship - https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/
  14. Health and Aging Policy Fellowship - http://www.healthandagingpolicy.org/
  15. Hellman Fellowship (applicant must be authorized to work in the US) - http://www.hellmanfellows.org/
  16. National Academies Jefferson Science Fellowships - http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/jefferson/
  17. National Center for Health Statistics – Health Policy Fellowship Program - https://www.academyhealth.org/NCHS/Scholar
  18. National Human Genome Research Institute - http://www.genome.gov/10003979
  19. Optical Society of America – Congressional Fellows Program (applicant must be authorized to work in the US) - http://www.osa.org/about_osa/public_policy/congressional_fellowships/default.aspx
  20. Australian-American Health Policy Fellowships Program - https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Australian-American-Health-Policy-Fellowship
  21. Presidential Management Fellows Program - https://www.pmf.gov/
  22. Research!America - http://www.researchamerica.org/fellow_intern(not current accepting applications)
  23. Social Science Research Council – Abe Fellowship Program - http://www.ssrc.org/programs/abe-fellowship-program/
  24. Society for Research in Child Development Policy Fellowship - http://www.srcd.org/policy-media/policy-fellowships
  25. The Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships Program - https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/health-policy-fellows.html
  26. WREI Congressional Fellow on Women and Public Policy - http://www.wrei.org/Fellows.htm