Videocast by NIH OITE Careers in Science Policy.
Relevant sections in the NIH Symposium Newsletters from 2013.
Review the slides at How to: Science Policy - Office of Intramural Training Education at NIH.
Read an ASBMBTODAY articles on "The skills you need for a career in science policy."
Read an interview with an ASBMB policy analyst: "From Bench Science to Policy Analyst."
Participate in extracurricular activities to gain skills and experiences you will need to make the jump from the bench to policy:
Look for available teaching opportunities: TAing, tutoring high school students, the Maryland Science Center internship program.
Participate in student government or the GSA newsletter.
Look for any opportunities where you would have to talk about science to non-experts.
Volunteer in political campaigns.
Participate in a Hill Day through a scientific society.
Seek writing opportunities in graduate school organizations, or scientific associations
Meet with policy professionals at your institution to learn about what they do and to identify volunteering opportunities.
Risk Sciences and Public Policy certificate program offered by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Would you like to learn more about this field? Here are some courses to consider:
Professional Societies and Networking
Association of Women in Science - DC, Baltimore and Bethesda chapters
Listserve of science policy jobs (and monthly science policy happy hours in DC): To join, email Carrie Wolinetz at email@example.com
Science Policy happy hour in DC: http://www.mailermailer.com/u/signup/1022460f
Build your own! You could start by talking to people in the field, and asking them for additional names of people who would be interested in such a networking group.
We thank the Biomedical Career Institute at the Johns Hopkins Unviersity for putting together all of the above information!