For greater depth of observations surrounding policy in practice, students may elect to shadow a science policy professional for 1-2 days, attend meetings, review policy documents in their developmental stages, observe internal policy deliberations, disagreements, and consensus, and reflect with a VASG fellowship alumni on why they are pursuing the tactics they are, Shadowing a current policy professional supplies a longitudinal observation and day-to-day impression of policy in practice.

Please check back to find out if or when we might be offering this intermittent opportunity …

“My shadowing experience provided me an important glimpse into what goes on in the NOAA chief scientist’s office… [this experience] further strengthened my idea that a career in science-policy would be a great fit for me.”

Carissa Gervasi