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Who is the Environmental Protection Agency?

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships program is designed to provide an opportunity for scientists, mathematicians and engineers with doctoral level degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, etc.) to

  • Environmental management and administration;
  • Environmental science; and
  • Public relations and communications.

Potential fellows apply to the AAAS Fellowships Energy, Environment, Agriculture Program. Fellows work in offices throughout the EPA on projects of mutual interest to the fellows and the hosting offices. Applications are accepted by AAAS in the fall of each year.

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program

EPA and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), formerly ​the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), sponsor the ASPPH Environmental Health Fellowship Program, a professional development program to provide training and opportunities for early career public health professionals by enabling them to work in EPA on current and emerging environmental public health needs. The program is open to professionals who have graduated within the past five years from a U.S. school of public health that is an ASPPH member. These placements will be for one year, with a possible one-year extension. ASPPH/EPA fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts who work to protect the environment.

EPA Office of Research and Development Post-Doctoral Research Program

EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks postdoctoral scientists and engineers to fill up to four-year research positions. Positions focus on the exposure and effects of environmental contaminants on human health and the environment. Preferred candidates will have earned a Ph.D. within the last five years or will have it awarded prior to their federal employment start date. The location is based on the particular disciplinary focus of the candidate and the overall requirements of the program. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents. Inquiries can be addressed to

Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Fellowships

The GRO fellowship program helps build capacity in universities with limited funding for research by awarding fellowships in environmental fields to students entering their last two years of full time study before obtaining their first bachelor’s degree (i.e. college sophomores). Students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in an environmentally-related field, such as physics, biology, health, the social sciences, and engineering. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in environmental fields. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. Applications for fellowships offered for a particular year generally are announced in August of the previous year and must be submitted by December of the previous year.

National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Fellowships

This government-wide program enables post-doctoral and mid-career technical professionals to work as visiting scientists at federal laboratories, including EPA, for periods of up to three years. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administer internships and research project training opportunities funded by EPA offices and laboratories and by other government and private sector organizations. These opportunities are available year-round to science and engineering undergrads, grad students, recent grads and post-docs.

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