Science Policy Career Paths

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Science Policy Career Paths by Mind Map: Science Policy Career Paths

1. Diplomacy + International Development

1.1. Federal Agency

1.1.1. State Department

1.1.1.1. Foreign Service

1.1.1.2. Embassy

1.1.2. USAID

1.2. International Organization

1.2.1. World Bank

1.2.2. World Health Organization

1.3. United Nations

2. Advocacy

2.1. Non-profit

2.1.1. Union for Concerned Scientists

2.1.2. NRDC

2.2. Professional Society

2.2.1. APLU

2.2.2. AAAS

2.3. Think Tank

2.4. Educational Institutions

2.4.1. University Federal Relations

3. Research + Data Gathering

3.1. Think Tank

3.1.1. Brookings Institute

3.1.2. CSIS

3.2. Non-profit

3.2.1. Kaiser Family Foundation

3.2.2. RAND Corporation

3.3. Philanthrophy

3.3.1. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

3.3.2. Ford Foundation

3.3.3. Gates Foundation

3.4. Non partisan agency/organization

3.4.1. NASEM

3.4.2. American Academy of Arts and Science

3.4.3. State Academy of Science

3.4.4. Government Accountability Office

3.4.5. Congressional Research Service

3.5. Federal Agency

3.5.1. NIH

3.5.2. NSF

3.5.3. CDC

3.5.4. NASA

3.6. Academia

3.7. State Agency

3.8. Military

3.9. Consulting

3.9.1. Firm

3.9.2. Freelance

3.10. Academia

4. Regulatory Efforts

4.1. Federal Agency

4.1.1. FDA

4.1.2. USDA

4.1.3. NRC

4.1.4. EPA

4.2. International Organization

4.2.1. World Health Organization

4.2.2. INRA

4.3. State Agency

4.3.1. Public Health Department

4.3.2. Environmental Regulator

4.4. Industry

4.5. Trade Organizations

5. Writing Policy + Legislation

5.1. U.S. Congress

5.1.1. House/Senate Committee Staffer

5.1.2. House/Senate Personal Office Staffer

5.1.3. Congressperson- run for ofifice!

5.2. State/Local Government

5.3. Lobbying Firm

5.4. Federal Agency

5.4.1. NSF

5.4.2. NIH

5.5. Think Tank

5.5.1. Brookings

5.5.2. AEI

6. Policy Implementation + Program Management

6.1. Federal Agency

6.1.1. NIH

6.1.2. USAID

6.1.3. NSF

6.1.4. DoD

6.1.5. USFWS

6.1.6. Army Corps of Engineers

6.1.7. NIST

6.2. Professional Society

6.3. Non-profit/Think Tank

6.4. Philanthropy

6.4.1. Gates Foundation

6.4.2. Kavli Foundation

6.4.3. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

6.5. State Agency

6.5.1. Economic Development Agency

6.5.2. Public Health Department

6.6. Military

6.6.1. Medical Service Corps

7. Academia + Education

7.1. Policy Research Departments/Programs

7.1.1. Public Policy

7.1.2. History of Science

7.1.3. STS

7.1.4. Ethics

7.1.5. Health/Science Policy

7.1.6. Public Health

7.2. University Federal Relations Office

7.3. Career Services

7.3.1. Professional Development + Career Advising

7.4. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine

8. Communications

8.1. Think Tanks and Non-profits

8.2. Federal/State/Local Agency

8.2.1. Press Office

8.2.2. Legislative Affairs

8.3. Consulting/Marketing Agency

8.4. Contracter

8.5. Journalist