Early Career Scientists
Are you a scientist, engineer, health professional, or economist working towards an advanced degree or within 3 years of graduation? If so, you are eligible for the UCS Science Network as an Early Career Scientist. By joining the Science Network, you will join a community of more than 20,000 experts across the country. Science Network members have joined UCS in taking on tough challenges and advancing science-based solutions critical to our health, safety, and environment—and winning concrete victories. Wherever you are on your career path, we offer resources and opportunities that will help you use your expertise to make an impact on the issues that matter to you.
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Resources for early career scientists
Whether you are interested in making science policy your career, you want to engage in a personal capacity, or you’re just not sure where to begin learning about how you can get involved in the policy-making process as a scientist, the Early Career Scientist resources we offer can guide you on your search.
The Science Network mentor program
This program helps early career scientists get involved in science advocacy by connecting them with experienced mentors. Find out more>
View videos on getting involved in science and policy
Hear directly from UCS experts about how to get involved in the policy making process as an expert and pick up the skills you need to be effective. (Use the menu link in top left corner for the full playlist of available videos.)
Professional development for science advocacy
From working with journalists to effective use of social math, UCS scientists and analysts share insights learned from years of campaigning for science-based solutions.
Science Network workshops
Each of these hour-long webinars, featuring presenters from inside and outside UCS, offers a deep dive into a particular topic in science communication and advocacy.
Read science communication tips
Tips on science communication best practices.
Check out writing samples and guidelines