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White says that her work as a teacher, researcher
and administrator “helped me feel more nimble at
responding to the ever-shifting topics and activities
that occur on the Hill.” In particular, her academic
research allowed her to work effectively and with
confidence on DeGette’s Research Participants
Protection Modernization Act, which seeks to
improve protections for human subjects.
Among White’s duties as a fellow were
gathering data and developing talking points for
a politically charged debate on the House floor
for DeGette, a co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and a strong advocate for women’s
After the fellowship, White continued her
public policy work in the area of violence
against women, in part through a position at
UNCG as a research scientist in the Office of
the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic
Micah A. Haskell-Hoehl is the administrator of
APA’s Congressional Fellowship Program and senior
policy associate in APA’s Public Interest Government
Spend a year working in the federal government
APA seeks applications for its Congressional Fellowship
and Executive Branch Science Fellowship programs. These
opportunities allow a select number of psychologists to
spend a year in Washington, D.C., where they receive firsthand experience with federal policymaking and agency
research and funding.
Congressional fellows work as special legislative assistants
in congressional member or committee offices and engage
in a range of policymaking activities. APA offers specialized
congressional fellowships for midcareer/senior professionals,
experts in health and behavior issues, and developmental and
clinical psychologists with experience working with children.
Executive branch science fellows gain crucial experience in
science policy and research coordination and funding working
in a federal science agency.
Both programs offer a yearlong stipend and funds
to support relocation, travel and the purchase of health
insurance. For more information, visit www.apa.org/about/
gr/fellows or call the Public Interest Government Relations
Office at (202) 336-5935 or the Science Government Relations
office at (202) 336-5932.
Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 3.
Dr. Edwin Tan worked in the office of Rep. Michael Honda, and Dr. Jacquelyn White worked for Rep. Diana DeGette.