Career Opportunities

Join us and let your talents make a difference. Our Careers Page provides information about careers at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and a list of job openings.



The National Academies administer a diverse portfolio of fellowship programs. Visit our Fellowships Page for a complete list of opportunities and details on eligibility guidelines and application deadlines. Some of our fellowship opportunities:

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program:
A program designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis and creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government.

Research Associateship Programs:
Postdoctoral and senior research awards sponsored by federal laboratories at more than 100 locations in the United States and overseas. Awards are given for the purpose of conducting research chosen by the doctoral-level scientists and engineers to apply their special knowledge and research talents to research areas that are of interest to them and to the host laboratories and centers.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program:
Increases the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Jefferson Science Fellows at the U.S. Department of State:
Open to U.S. citizens who are tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Jefferson Science Fellows serve for one year at the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development as science advisors on foreign policy issues.

Career Resources

The National Academies have published several reports related to career planning, including a series of publications ranking U.S. doctoral programs in several different disciplines. Other topics include scientific ethics and the experiences of women in science, engineering, and medicine. Links to these resources are available online; report PDFs can be downloaded at no charge.