The Center for Science and Democracy (The Center) at Union of Concerned Scientists works to strengthen the essential role of science, evidence-based knowledge, and constructive debate in the U.S. policymaking process on issues from climate change to toxic chemical exposure to drug safety. We are a small, ambitious, and creative team that believes science can help inform solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
The Center seeks a highly-motivated program assistant to support our work to improve the use of science in federal decision-making and motivate scientists to engage in public life. The program assistant is the Center’s backbone, providing administrative, logistical, outreach, and basic research support to promote the effectiveness of the entire team. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the ins and outs of how a non-profit organization influences science policy.