Fellowships

American Political Science Association — Congressional Fellowship Program

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The oldest and most prestigious congressional fellowship devoted to its original objective of expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. For nine months, select political scientists, journalists, doctors, federal executives and international scholars gain "hands on" un Congressional Fellowship Program Celebrating 61 Years of Expanding Knowledge of Congress.

Founded in 1953, the APSA Congressional Fellowship Program is the nation's oldest and most prestigious congressional fellowship. More than fifty years later, the program remains devoted to its original objective of expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress.

For nine months, select political scientists, journalists, doctors, federal executives and international scholars gain "hands on" understanding of the legislative process by serving on congressional staffs. Through this unique opportunity, the Association enhances public understanding of policy-making and improves the quality of scholarship, teaching and reporting on American national politics.

American Political Science Association — Minority Fellows Program

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The Fund's Purpose

A fellowship competition designed to increase the number of minority Ph.D.'s in political science and to encourage institutions to provide financial assistance to them.Named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former APSA President, Ralph J. Bunche, the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) program goal is to encourage students to pursue academic careers in political science by helping to:

  • Enhance participants' writing, research, and analytical skills and make them more competitive applicants for graduate school admissions and financial assistance
  • Improve the students' use of computers for statistical analysis of research data used in the study of political science
  • Expose interested and engaged students to issues in the discipline and profession of political science
  • Introduce participants to leading political scientists

Inform promising students about political science career opportunities and encourage applications to Ph.D. programs in political science.

American Political Science Association — Presidency Research Fund Fellowships

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The Presidency Research Fund Fellowship is designed to support research on the American presidency. With an interest in explaining relationships, institutions, and environment surrounding the President, the Fund will support the work of people whose scholarly research brings them to the Washington area. Whether scholars plan to conduct archival work, library research, or interviews with key officials, the fellowship will provide a place at the Centennial Center where people are supported as they conduct their work.

  • Applications will be reviewed, and selection made by, a three-member committee appointed by the APSA president.
  • A separate application file is not necessary. Interest in this assistance may be noted on the Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Application.

Political Science Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, Funding Opportunities: http://www.apsanet.org/content_3115.cfm?navID=416

American Political Science Association — Warren Miller Fellowship in Electoral Politics

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  • The Warren Miller Fellowship honors the outstanding contributions of Warren E. Miller to the study of electoral politics and other areas of political science inquiry. The fellowship will support research residencies in national and comparative electoral politics.
  • The Miller fellowships will support scholars for a period one to six months at the Centennial Center
  • A separate application file is not necessary. Interest in this assistance may be noted on the Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Application.
  • Political Science Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, Funding Opportunities: http://www.apsanet.org/content_3115.cfm?navID=416

California — City Hall Fellow

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Have you ever wondered what really goes on inside City Hall? Questioned why your city chose its policing strategy? Pondered how your tax dollars were being spent? Wished you could decide what potholes got repaired and what roads got re-paved — and how quickly? Developed a new way to help underprivileged children in your community?

If you are a college senior or recent college graduate, here's your chance to try your hand at running your city. Spend a year inside the highest levels of city government and see how it works from the inside out. Be part of the policy decisions, from creation to design to evaluation to implementation. Be a part of the solution. Be a City Hall Fellow.

The next application cycle will begin in the early part of the year. Applicants will find out their statuses on April 2, 2014.

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The Fellowship Experience

Our primary initiative is a 12-month-long, post-college, pre-graduate school Fellowship program that integrates hands-on, full-time work local government work experience with intensive, comprehensive, real-politic-focused training in how cities work and the people, issues and organizations that influence local policy. Our Fellows spend their service year working on high-need, high-impact municipal initiatives in cities where they have personal ties.

Hands-On Experience Serving in Local Government

We group Fellows in cohorts within a partner city or metropolitan region. During their service year, each Fellow works full-time as a special project assistant for a senior local government administrator or official. Fellows are matched to work placements based on the host government's immediate needs and the Fellow's skills. Our proprietary placement process ensures that new talent is spread throughout government agencies, not concentrated solely in high-profile political offices. Check out the Fellows' bio pages to see the types of placements our Fellows have and the work they do.

California — Capital Fellows — Executive Fellowship Program

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The Executive Fellowship Program is sponsored by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and the Office of the Governor to provide an experiential learning opportunity in California state government. California's executive branch is one of the most dynamic in the United States. Executive Fellows function as full-time professional staff in executive offices at various levels of California's executive branch which includes the office of the governor, constitutional offices, cabinet secretaries, commissions and departments.

This ten-month program uniquely integrates work experience with academic and professional development. The fellowship experience begins with a comprehensive training about California state government, including briefings by the governor's staff, constitutional officers, legislative staff, academicians and others. Orientation is also designed to give the fellows a well-rounded introduction to the interactions of the executive branch with state, local, federal government and the private sector. Additionally, fellows leave orientation with a core set of professional skills that are applicable to placements in the Executive Fellowship Program and a future career. Click here to read more about the origins of the Executive fellows program.

Executive Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,972 as well as medical, dental and vision benefits.

  • Application Deadline: February 10th
  • April: Invitation to selected candidates to interview before selection committee panel.
  • Late April/early May: Interviews in Sacramento and Los Angeles.
  • May: Acceptance letters sent out to selected candidates.
  • October: Selected class of fellows being fellowship begins in Sacramento.

2014-2015 Executive Fellowship Brochure

California — Capital Fellows — Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship

The California State Assembly Fellowship Program, founded in 1957, is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious legislative fellowship programs. In 1987, the program was renamed the Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program to honor California's former Assembly Speaker and State Treasurer. This unique program provides an opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to directly participate in the legislative process. Each year, 18 individuals are selected to participate in the program. The 11-month fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption in the California Legislature through full-time work as a professional legislative staff member.

The Assembly Fellowship Program is co-sponsored by the California State Assembly and California State University, Sacramento, through the Center for California Studies. Assembly Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,972, as well as medical, dental and vision benefits.

  1. Application Deadline: February 10th
  2. April: Invitation to selected candidates to interview before selection committee panel.
  3. Late April/early May: Interviews in Sacramento and Los Angeles.
  4. May: Acceptance letters sent out to selected candidates.
  5. October: Selected class of fellows begin fellowship in Sacramento.
California — Judicial Administration Fellowship Program

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The Judicial Administration Fellowship Program is administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and co-sponsored by the Judicial Council of California. All persons with a four-year college degree, including recent graduates and mid-career applicants are eligible to apply. Successful applicants demonstrate a commitment to public service and an interest in the administration of justice in the California court system. Ten fellows are accepted into the ten-month program, which begins in September of each year.

As employees of California State University, fellows earn a monthly stipend of $1,972 and receive health, dental and vision benefits.

  • Application Deadline: February 10th
  • April: Invitation to selected candidates to interview before selection committee panel.
  • Late April/early May: Interviews in Sacramento and Los Angeles.
  • May: Acceptance letters sent out to selected candidates.
  • September: Selected class of fellow begin fellowship in assigned court.

California Capital Fellows — Senate Fellows (CSF) Program

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Established in 1973, the California Senate Fellows (CSF) program is one of the oldest and most distinguished service learning programs in the country. The CSF program grew out of a desire to provide people with insight into the legislative process through experiential learning. It offers college graduates a paid, full-time legislative staff position in the State Capitol for 11 months. The fellowship program's primary goals include exposing people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the legislative process by providing research and other professional staff assistance to the Senate. The CSF program is jointly sponsored by the California State Senate and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1972 plus full health, vision and dental benefits. They also earn 6 units of graduate credit from the Sacramento State Government Department.

  • Application Deadline: February 10th
  • April: Invitation to selected candidates to interview before selection committee panel.
  • Late April/early May: Interviews in Sacramento and Los Angeles.
  • May: Acceptance letters sent out to selected candidates.
  • September: Selected class of fellow begin fellowship in assigned court.

2014-2015 California Senate Fellows Brochure

Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP)

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Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master's degree programs who are interested in public service to work for the city of Washington, DC. Selected Fellows are appointed for 18-month during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies within the government operations, health and human services, public safety and justice, planning and economic development or education clusters.

In addition to on-the-job training in their host agencies, our Fellows are given unique opportunities to meet with high-level city officials; participate in educational and professional development training and seminars; and the Individual Development Plan Self-Assessment. Our program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government public service and develops management talent for the city. Fellows begin their service in October of each year and are selected through a competitive application process.

Salary Range: Capital City Fellows receive an initial appointment in the Excepted Service pay schedule (ES-0301-4) at a salary of fifty thousand ($50,000) for the first year with a 4 percent increase in the second year contingent upon a satisfactory performance rating and funding.

Brief Description of Duties: Performs a variety of assignments designed specifically to continue enhancing the Capital City Fellow's public service values, leadership knowledge and skills and managerial abilities in such areas as public policy making, planning and management issues relating to the mission of his/her assigned agency. Plans, organizes and executes tasks, assignments and responsibilities with minimal guidance. Organizes, leads, prepares and presents complex, analytical written documents and oral reports and briefings for officials at all operating levels of the city government. Develops and maintains contacts and liaisons with various senior officials and staff at all operating levels of the District government. Participates in required Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) activities including, but not limited to, seminars, policy briefings, brown bag lunches, site visits, and hearings. Completes CCFP assignments including, among other things, biweekly reports, presentations to other Fellows, agency and CCFP-specific Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and program evaluations.

An individualized job description/list of duties will be used in conjunction with this duty statement to fully define the nature and scope of the developmental assignment within the host agency.

Employment Benefits: This is a "time-limit", Excepted Service Appointment Not-to-Exceed 18 months. Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributors to CSR will resume upon reemployment. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in the Capital City Fellows Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a master's degree or will complete degree by October 2013
  • Ideal candidates have graduated within the last two years
  • 3.5 GPA required, waivers can be granted in exceptional cases
  • US Citizen or Legal Non-Citizen Resident status
  • Required to live in the District of Columbia within 180 days of appointment

For additional information about the Capital City Fellows Program, contact the DCHR Center for Learning and Development at (202) 442-9700 Option #2, via email at capcity.fellows@dc.gov.

Open the application process in the early part of the year.

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellows Program

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  1. Agency: Institute for Humane Studies

  2. Description: The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program offers internships in public policy and nonprofit leadership, located in Washington, D.C., and at state-based policy organizations across the country.

  3. Eligibility: Open to all college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates

  4. Length: Summer semester (10 weeks)

  5. Payment: $1,500 stipend and housing/travel expenses

  6. Application: See website for details and deadlines

  7. Positions: Varies by organization placement

  8. Contact:
    1. Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
    2. 3301 N Fairfax Dr., Suite 440
    3. Arlington, Virginia 22201

  9. Phone: (703) 993-4880

  10. Toll-Free: (800) 697-8799

  11. Brochure (PDF): http://www.theihs.org/sites/default/files/wysiwyg_images/About_IHS/IHS_Flyers_and_Brochures/CharlesKochSummerFellowProgram-Brochure.pdf

Application deadline is January 31st.

Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program

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Program Background

The City of Chicago is strongly committed to improving public services for its citizens. Attaining this goal requires the hard work and dedication of qualified public service professionals. Recruiting highly qualified graduate level students, from universities across the country, has proven to be one of the best ways to attain this goal.

The Mayor's Office Fellowship Program attracts bright, highly motivated individuals, gives them a broad overview of municipal government and provides a unique, "hands-on" experience. Fellows participate in budgetary, legislative, and programmatic areas of city government and work directly with Mayor's Office staff. Mayoral Fellows are afforded an unparalleled opportunity to learn about public service and policy-making by directly contributing to the executive office of the City of Chicago.

Objectives

Through the Mayor's Office Fellowship Program, you may accomplish the following:

  • Develop new initiatives that keep Chicago green
  • Research ways to keep Chicago affordable
  • Work on workforce development initiatives targeting specific industries
  • Outline best practices in public safety programs and youth engagement
  • Research and compare housing-related policies in U.S. cities
  • Create innovative solutions to traffic and infrastructure challenges
  • Recommend ways to better integrate technology with City functions
  • Analyze information on regional issues and Great Lakes policies
  • Create new programs that connect City residents with the great cultural resources of Chicago.

Nature of the Program

The City of Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program offers fellowships to students interested in learning about City government and public policy. The program provides an in-depth view of how City government operates. Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Work directly with the Mayor's senior staff
  • Research policies and evaluate their potential benefit to Chicago
  • Draft memoranda on upcoming issues and new initiatives
  • Interact with and attend meetings with Commissioners, Aldermen, senior-level staff from various City departments, and experts in a variety of policy fields
  • Learn about the work and mission of the City's departments through weekly presentations by department commissioners and senior level staff, and through guided tours of City facilities.
  • Attend press conferences, City Council hearings, senior staff meetings, and strategic planning sessions.
  • Develop "New Ideas" for policies and initiatives.

Eligibility Criteria

The Mayor's Office encourages graduate students from all disciplines to apply. While there are no preferences to specific graduate fields or majors, the program seeks candidates who are enthusiastic to learn about city government and have demonstrated a substantial commitment to excellence as evidenced by academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and involvement in community or public service. You must be a currently enrolled student at the time of employment in order to be eligible.

International students must have an F-1 Student Visa and must be a full-time student. International students are required to have a social security number/card which states "VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION." The college or university can assist international students with obtaining authorization.

Students who are Deferred Action Recipients are eligible to apply. You must provide your Employment Authorization Document at the time of hire. In addition, if you are selected for a Fellowship Position, you must also have a social security card. If you do not have a social security card, you can obtain one by following the instructions on this link: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/deferred_action.pdf."

(DHS = Department of Homeland Security).

Selection Process

PLEASE NOTE THE SUMMER 2014 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION IS A TWO-STEP PROCESS

Prospective Fellows must complete a two-step application process.

STEP 1: Prospective Fellows must complete an initial application screening through the City of Chicago's Department of Human Resources CAREERS website. Applicants will be asked to provide general information as well as an OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT and LETTER OF ENROLLMENT from the school that they are currently attending. For graduate students in their first year of study who have not yet received grades, an official dated letter of acceptance to your current school OR a current class schedule will be accepted in place of an official transcript. Step 1 of the application process will close at 11:59:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 3rd. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Start Application here.

Applications will be screened for eligibility and qualifications. Applicants will be selected for interviews. ONLY the applicants who are selected for interviews will move on to STEP 2 of the application process.

STEP 2: Applicants selected for the interview process will be required to submit required supplemental documents directly to the Mayor's Office POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, December 6TH. The required documents are:

  • TWO Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay 1/Personal Statement: Why are you interested in a fellowship in municipal government? What qualities or attributes will you bring to the City of Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program? What do you hope to gain from this program?
  • Essay 2/Policy Problem: Please state a current public policy problem that you feel has an impact on the City of Chicago. State the issue clearly and factually, along with any proposed policies, programs or initiatives that will address the problem. Please be sure to state your opinion of the issue as well as supporting arguments.

ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR THE INTERVIEW PROCESS MUST SUBMIT THESE DOCUMENTS. APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR THE INTERVIEW PROCESS WHO FAIL TO SUBMIT ALL OF THESE DOCUMENTS FOR WHATEVER REASON, WILL DISQUALIFY THEMSELVES FROM THE FELLOWSHIP SELECTION PROCESS. Documents should be sent to:

  1. Kathryn O'Connell
  2. Office of the Mayor
  3. City of Chicago
  4. 121 North LaSalle Street, Room 406
  5. Chicago, Illinois 60602

Start Application Here

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) — Fellowships

CBO's visiting scholars strengthen vital links between the agency and the broader community of public policy analysts. Visiting scholars have a unique opportunity to address complex budgetary and economic issues. The agency is especially interested in collaborating with scholars who specialize in macroeconomics, health economics, financial economics, and public economics, though it welcomes applications from analysts in all areas.

Visiting scholars conduct policy-related research, use the agency's data and facilities, and collaborate daily with CBO's staff members to contribute to the agency's analysis. Visiting scholars also have access to professional development opportunities and are well-placed to draw on the resources and expertise found in the broader public policy community.

Meet some of our visiting scholars or continue reading here for more details about the program.

Appointments and Benefits

CBO has flexibility in setting appointment terms and conditions:

  • Appointment lengths can vary depending upon the project and individual circumstances
  • Full- or part-time schedules are available
  • Scholars can choose to be employed by CBO or to remain employed by their current institutions

All analysis is conducted at CBO's office near Capitol Hill, and scholars are subject to the agency's ethics and security requirements for the duration of their appointments.

Qualifications

Visiting scholars at CBO must have:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent education
  • Considerable expertise in the field
  • Commitment to analysis of real-world issues in public policy
  • Recognized research and publication record

For more information, please contact Nancy Fahey at 202-226-2628 or at careers@cbo.gov.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Honors Program

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The Secretary's Honors Program (SHP) is a highly competitive, premier program for exceptional entry-level professionals looking for a career at DHS. Qualified candidates apply for a limited number of slots and are selected based on their academic performance, experience and other criteria. Those selected for the program will be offered a variety of incentives and enhanced career opportunities including Department rotations, mentorships, focused on-the-job training and inclusion in various professional development programs.

Positions Individuals who possess graduate or undergraduate degrees may apply for the following fellowships within the SHP:

  • Policy Fellows — a one-year program for recent graduates with either a master's or a bachelor's degree. Candidates will provide direct assistance to top policymakers throughout DHS and will work side-by-side with experts in policy-focused areas and offices.
  • Management Fellows — a one-year program for recent graduates with either a master's or a bachelor's degree in business, finance, organizational development or human resources.
  • Emergency Management Fellows — a one-year program for recent graduates with either a master's or a bachelor's degree. Candidates will have an academic background that prepares graduates with strategic organizational management processes used to protect critical assets from hazards, man-made and natural disasters and facilitate recovery operations.

Application: Refer to website for additional information.

Positions: Several

Florida Executive Office of the Governor — Gubernational Fellows Program

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  1. Agency: Florida Executive Office of the Governor

  2. Description: The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program was created from the belief that the best way to ensure Florida's greatness is to actively educate and cultivate its future leaders.

    This non-partisan program immerses students from public and private universities in key areas of state government. During their nine-month tenure in Tallahassee, Fellows receive advanced on-the-job training as well as an invaluable front-line view of the inner workings of government. As Fellows, participants fulfill roles of critical responsibility, interact closely with the state's top leaders and employ their skills and abilities in a highly rewarding environment.

  3. Eligibility: Check agency website for details

  4. Length: Check agency website for details

  5. Payment: Check agency website for details

  6. Application: There are three steps in applying to be a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow, and all steps must be completed and received by March 2nd. Early application is highly recommended.
    1. Request your university or college to send your official transcript to this address: Gubernatorial Fellows Program Executive Office of the Governor 400 South Monroe Street The Capitol, LL-08 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
    2. Collect three letters of recommendation. The best references are those who can speak to your qualities as a person, in addition to your accomplishments. Mail these letters to the address above.
    3. Complete the online application, which will be available each October.

  7. Positions: Unknown

  8. Contact: Lauren McKeague 850.717.9224 lauren.mckeague@ego.myflorida.com

Hebert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship — The Hebert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

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  1. Agency: The Hebert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship — a 501©(3) organization

  2. Description: The goals of the Fellowship program are to: provide a unique educational experience to outstanding individuals who might otherwise not have the opportunity to work on peace and security issues in Washington, D.C.; develop leadership skills that can serve the Fellow throughout a career in the peace and security field or related areas of public service; and contribute to the critically important work of the participating non-profit, public-interest organizations

  3. Eligibility: Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, coursework, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Candidates are required to have completed a bachelor's degree by the time the Fellowship commences. Preference is given to US Citizens. Participating organizations can be found at: http://www.scoville.org/scovorgs.html

  4. Length: 6-9 months

  5. Payment: The Fellows are supported by a stipend

  6. Application: There is no application form. Please submit a cover letter; a full curriculum vitae; a personal essay discussing the candidate's qualifications, interests, Fellowship objectives and career goals and 506 organizations they would like to work with if they are chosen as a Fellow; A policy/opinion essay of no more than 1,000 words relevant to the field of peace and security taking a position on a contemporary, contentious issue, such as Ballistic Missile Defense, Comprehensive Test Ban, the role of US troops as part of UN Peacekeeping operations (i.e. Bosnia, Somalia), significance of environmental factors as sources of conflict, etc; Official transcripts; 2 signed letters of reference.

  7. Deadline: The next application deadline is October 1, 2014 for the Spring 2015 semester. Applicants must email the following items to apply@scoville.org between September 1, 2014 and October 1, 2014 for the Spring 2015 semester

  8. Positions: Varies by year and applicant

  9. Contact:
    1. Hebert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
    2. Attn: Paul Revsine, Program Director
    3. 322 4th Street, NE
    4. Washington, D.C. 20002

  10. Phone: (202) 543-4100 x 124

  11. Email: scoville@ctw.org

Illinois – State of Illinois James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial and Vito Marzullo Fellowship

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  1. Agency: State of Illinois

  2. Description: Most fellows and interns will be placed in positions with the Governor's executive staff, in the Office of Management and Budget, and in the Governor's Legislative Office. The Office of Management and Budget, and in the Governor's Office, is responsible for the development of the state's multi-billion dollar budget. The Legislative Office is the Governor's chief lobbying arm with the Illinois General Assembly. Other fellows will be placed in various agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction. The program is primarily based in Springfield, with limited placements in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

  3. Eligibility: Bachelor's degree; Academic Honors; Leadership Ability; Extracurricular Activities; Community/Public Service

  4. Length: 1 year (August-following July)

  5. Payment: $31,332 annually plus full benefits

  6. Application: Typed application (Applications will be available after October); Official transcripts; 3 letters of recommendation; Small essays and resume included in application form

  7. Deadline: See website for closing date

  8. Positions: Varies by year (but approximately 10)

  9. Contact:
    1. Governor's Internship Program
    2. Department of Central Management Services
    3. 503 Stratton Office Building
    4. Springfield, Illinois 62706

  10. Phone: (217) 524-1381

  11. Fax: (217) 785-7702

Check back in October.

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University - Humane Studies Fellowships

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Scholarships of up to $15,000 for current and prospective graduate students pursuing liberty-advancing careers.

Is the Humane Studies Fellowship right for me?

The fellowship is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.

What sort of individuals are you looking for?

Students who are dedicated to advancing the ideas of liberty through research and teaching.

What other benefits are there besides the money?

Plenty! For one thing, you'll be joining an impressive network of over 1,400 liberty-advancing scholars and students, including David Schmidtz at the University of Arizona, Tyler Cowen at George Mason University, and Randall Kroszner at the University of Chicago.

Plus, you'll also be able to attend invitation-only programs such as the Career Development Seminar, Research Colloquium, and Advanced Topics weekend seminars.

And, don't forget, the financial provision allows you to focus on your studies in greater freedom. (Literally as well as figuratively.)

Institute for Justice - Constitutional Law Fellowship

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The Institute for Justice seeks candidates for its Constitutional Law Fellowship program. Fellowships are unpaid positions open to recent law school graduates interested in gaining hands-on litigation experience by working closely with IJ attorneys on cutting-edge constitutional cases. Successful candidates demonstrate a strong background in constitutional law, an interest in IJ's mission and a commitment to the principles of free markets, limited government, and individual rights.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and legal writing sample to employment@ij.org.

No phone calls, please.

Institute for Justice - Maffucci Fellowship

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The Institute for Justice is seeking paid interns for its Maffucci Fellowship program. Fellows work closely with IJ's activism and coalitions team, and assist with exciting research projects, help track controversies and legislation across the country, and provide valuable administrative support to staff on a variety of tasks. Fellows gain unique experience on the front lines of the fight for liberty.

The Maffucci Fellowships are full-time and the duration is flexible, with a minimum commitment of three months. Undergraduates should to attempt to obtain academic credit for their work. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Law students should apply to our clerkship program (see below).

Candidates should possess exceptional writing skills, be attentive to detail, and have a strong commitment to individual freedom as well as an interest in property rights, free speech issues, school choice, and economic liberty.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for two personal references. The writing sample must be between 400-600 words. Use Liberty in Action blog posts as a guide. Please send the materials in a single PDF to:

Garrett Atherton
Outreach Coordinator
Institute for Justice
Email: activism@ij.org

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014.
No phone calls, please.

Institute for Policy Studies Internship - New Mexico Fellowship

Description: 1-Year Paid Public Policy Mentorship/Fellowship in Washington, DC

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a progressive multi-issue think tank in Washington, DC, invites applications for the 2014-15 New Mexico Fellowship in Washington, DC. The New Mexico Fellowship allows college graduates residing in New Mexico to come to IPS for one year to learn about how the government works and then return to their state to apply their new expertise to local issues. The Fellowship was created to give young scholars and leaders an opportunity to develop their capacities to think, write, organize, and become the next generation of public scholars. The Fellow will work closely with various IPS projects or departments and will become an essential part of that project's staff. While at IPS, the New Mexico Fellow will be mentored closely by a variety of IPS experts and that mentorship will continue once the Fellow returned home. The New Mexico Fellowship will allow budding progressive activists and scholars to come to Washington, DC and contribute to an established think tank which would be invaluable not only for the individual but for New Mexico, IPS and the nation at large.

Candidates will be selected from two streams of applicants residing in New Mexico:

  • Recent college graduates (BA or MA) who would benefit from mentoring and work at IPS.
  • Intellectually astute members of activist groups where IPS and the group feel it would benefit the individual to have training in public scholarship.

Salary/Benefits:

The New Mexico Fellow will work on some aspect of the IPS mission to transform ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment. The New Mexico Fellow is required to come to IPS for one year (with the possibility of an extension) and is encouraged to return to New Mexico and use the skills acquired at IPS to further public scholarship and activism in New Mexico. The New Mexico Fellowship would be a full-time Fellowship with a yearly compensation of $35,000.00 (before taxes), paid semi-monthly. The Fellow will receive three weeks of paid vacation and 12 days of sick leave. Full medical, vision, dental, and life insurance coverage is also provided.

The New Mexico Fellow will being in Fall 2014 and the start date is negotiable.

Application Procedures:

  1. Cover letter including the contact information for 3 references
  2. Resume
  3. A 2-4 page writing sample (e.g., excerpt from a research paper, an article or letter to the editor)

Email materials to: jobs@ips-dc.org using "New Mexico Fellowship" as the subject line.

International City/County Management Association — Local Government Management Fellowship Program

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  1. Agency: International City/County Management Association

  2. Description: This highly competitive career-development opportunity places fellows in a full-time, full-access local government management-track position shaped by direct mentorship under senior government leaders and rotational assignments. Fellows develop real-world management skills while participating in meaningful and important local government projects; Fellows receive direct mentorship from senior local government managers. Fellowships are available in a variety of local governments across the nation.

  3. Eligibility: Recent graduates and students enrolled in public administration, public policy, or related master's degree programs at NASPAA-member schools graduating in this academic year are eligible to apply to this fellowship program. This is an annual fellowship program with a fall application process for spring/summer placement.

  4. Length: 1 year (opportunity to extend fellowship or placement as local government employee)

  5. Payment: Competitive salary (minimum $35,000) is negotiable on an individual basis and varies by location

  6. Application: Application (includes resumes, personal statement and supplemental questions); Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts; 3 letter of recommendation. Application process is open from mid-September to mid-November Open the application for the 2015 LGMF in September 2014.

  7. Positions: Approximately 30

  8. Contact:
    1. LGMF Program C/O ICMA
    2. Attn: Robert Carly
    3. 777 North Capital Street, NE, Suite 500
    4. Washington, D.C. 20002-4201

  9. Phone: (202) 962-3560

  10. Fax: (202) 962-3681

  11. Email: rcarly@icma.org

How do I apply?

Direct questions to lgmfprogram@icma.org. All participating local governments will be asked to complete a letter of intent indicating a commitment to the program. ICMA, in partnership with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and the International Hispanic Network, welcomes applicants and host communities to apply for the Local Government Management Fellowship.

Kansas City (MO) - L.P. Cookingham Management Fellowship

Official Website: http://kcmo.gov/citymanagersoffice/internships-and-fellowships-with-the-city/

Miami-Dade County Urban Fellows Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: Miami-Dade County, Florida

  2. Description: The Urban Fellows Program aims to enrich graduate student's learning experience by introducing them to Miami-Dade County's government in action. Students will participate in well-planned and organized practical projects that match their educational objectives, and in turn provide the county with a quality research and suggestions.

    The Urban Fellows Program provides a non-paid, 15-week graduate level internship opportunity for selected candidates. Participants are assigned to a specific project and will have the leadership of a project supervisor, a member of senior management, who will guide them as they complete their assignment and learn more about their respective department. Special projects for this program are in constant development.

    Flexible hours will be accommodated to suit participant's class schedules. Participants will receive free parking or metro pass.

  3. Eligibility: Must be a graduate student, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and must pass both background and medical tests

    The Urban Fellows Selection Committee reviews the applications and makes the final selections.

    Applicants will be selected on the following criteria:
    • Potential for future professional growth
    • Commitment to a career in public service
    • Scholastic achievements
    • Work experience
    • Letters of recommendation

  4. Length: 15 weeks long and 16 dedicated hours per week

  5. Payment: Unpaid

  6. Application: http://www.miamidade.gov/humanresources/urban-fellows.asp

  7. Positions: Varies by department and semester

  8. Contact: Lee-Ann Dizon, Human Resources Intern Coordinator — 305-375-3379 or ldizon@miamidade.gov

The National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

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The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

Fellowship applications must be submitted electronically using the NSF FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program Application Module at: www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/

Applicants must first register as a FastLane user at that web site. Registration for the GRFP is only available when the application module is open, from August to November.

New York — Biggane Fellowship

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The recipient of the Biggane Fellowship will be placed with the Senate Finance Committee. The Biggane Fellow focuses on budget and/or fiscal matters, and will be involved in the budgetary process — one of the Senate's primary responsibilities to the people of New York.

New York — Legislative Fellowships

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Each Legislative Fellow is assigned to a specific Senator's office, where they will function largely as if they were regular staff. While duties vary depending on the needs of the member, Legislative Fellows generally perform in-depth policy research, take part in meetings with various interest groups and constituents, and attend legislative sessions.

New York — Roth Fellowship

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The recipient of the Roth Fellowship will be placed in the Senate Majority Press Office. The Roth Fellowship requires extraordinary communications skills and an ability to explain policy positions quickly and concisely to the media and to the broader public.

New York — Wiebe Fellowship

Learn more about this fellowship here: http://www.nysenate.gov/report/graduate-program

Partnership for Public Service — Communications Fellow

Official Website

The Partnership's communication efforts are designed to change public perceptions, educate the public about the need for a high-performing government and help connect citizens to their government. In addition, the communication team ensures that Partnership programs and activities are heard, understood and are actionable. The Communications fellows are integral members of the Communications team and assist with writing, editing and brainstorming new ideas. These fellows generate the Partnership's daily electronic newsletter, help the team plan and execute events from start to finish, including the Partnership's annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, manage the Partnership's social media outreach including Twitter and Facebook, and assist with our email marketing, event invitations and constituent database. This is a terrific opportunity for individuals who are interested or have experience in communications, marketing or event planning. The ideal candidate is outgoing, detail-oriented, a team player and has excellent writing, organization and public speaking skills. You will have the opportunity to develop marketing experience by representing the Partnership to the public and also gain experience using CRM and email marketing systems, two highly marketable skills for communications professionals. The candidate should be able to work full-time at the Partnership's office in Washington, D.C.

The Public Service Fellows program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills. At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. That's why fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events, and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows' duties vary across the Partnership's internal teams but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.

True to the Partnership's emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

  • Full time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree will receive a $1000 per month stipend.
  • Full time fellows who are currently undergraduate students will receive an $800 per month stipend.
  • Part time fellow stipends will be pro-rated accordingly.

Who Should Apply

The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government.

We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work well in teams

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another — if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you! All fellowship positions are physically located in Washington, D.C. at the Partnership's office. There are no current opportunities for fellows to work remotely. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Washington, D.C. for the duration of the fellowship term. Please note that the Partnership does not provide housing or relocation assistance for fellows.

How to Apply

Before applying, carefully read the fellowship position descriptions to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in pursuing. While each fellowship position requires a commitment to public service, please keep in mind that the fellowship position descriptions detail the skills and competencies necessary for each particular position. You may only apply to one fellowship position but will have a chance to indicate your interest in other positions within the application process.

Term Application Period Application Deadline Notification
Summer 2014: May - August* January 20 through March 7 Friday, March 7 Early April
Fall 2014: September - December* June 10 through July 19 Friday, July 19 Early August
Spring 2015: January - May* September 23 through November 1 Friday, November 1 Early December
* Please note that the exact start and end dates of fellowships may vary depending upon a team's needs and an applicant's availability within the given terms. We will work with individuals based on academic or work-related reasons

The applicant review and selection process depends on the number of applicants, though we strive to conduct interviews (including phone and video interviews) and have offers extended within a month after the application deadline. If you have questions about your application, please email fellows@ourpublicservice.org or call (202) 775-9111.

Partnership for Public Service — Civil Service Fellows Program

As an organization committed to revitalizing government, the Partnership recognizes that building, energizing and maintaining a high-quality workforce is the key to success for any organization—and the federal government is no exception.

Currently, the federal workforce is losing the war for talent. Few college students (13 percent) say they are knowledgeable about federal opportunities and how to apply for them. The opaque and cumbersome hiring process is a major deterrent to applicants, and government rarely fills mid-level or high-level positions with candidates outside its ranks. The result is a government workforce that is isolated and out of touch with the rest of our nation"s labor market. The challenge is particularly acute for mission-critical talent, which includes people with expertise in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

In order to help us achieve our intended impact of helping the government inspire and hire mission-critical talent, the Partnership needs to connect with science and technology agencies to help build the talent pipeline and ensure that government has the right talent. The Civil Service Fellows Program provides an opportunity for the Partnership, Fellows, federal agencies and funders to benefit from a collaborative approach that infuses new, mission-critical talent into government and helps ensure government has the right talent to address pressing issues facing the nation.

This opportunity is designed for non-federal employees with mission-critical talent to develop valuable professional skills, help government agencies innovate and learn about the ways in which agencies function. Civil Service Fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of the federal agency at which they are placed; they will engage in substantive and meaningful work to support our mission and the specific mission of the agency. The Fellows' specific duties will vary based on agency placement and funder criteria.

Agencies that participate will gain an opportunity to bring in talent that can spur innovation through work on mission-critical projects and programs. Some Fellows may decide to pursue a federal career as a result of their experience. For those who choose another path, we believe their enhanced understanding of government can foster cross-sector collaboration and continue to build awareness of the importance of effective government.

The program is funded by third party entities that have a commitment to enhancing the work of the federal government in mission-critical areas. If you are interested in funding a fellowship, please contact Tim McManus at tmcmanus@ourpublicservice.org.

Eligibility and Program Logistics

You may only apply to one fellowship position but will have a chance to indicate your interest in other positions within the application process.
Term Application Period Application Deadline Notification
Summer 2014: May - August* January 20 through March 7 Friday, March 7 Early April
Fall 2014: September - December* June 10 through July 19 Friday, July 19 Early August
Spring 2015: January - May* September 23 through November 1 Friday, November 1 Early December

People with mission-critical skills who are not current federal employees are eligible to apply. Timelines, selection criteria, terms and compensation will depend on the positions offered and will be provided as these limited opportunities become available.

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information about the Civil Service Fellows program, please contact:
Tim McManus
Vice President of Education and Outreach
Partnership for Public Service
tmcmanus@ourpublicservice.org

Partnership for Public Service — Development Fellow

Official Website

The Partnership's fundraising efforts extend across the organization and focus on ensuring long-term financial viability. The Development team identifies, cultivates and secures financial and in-kind support for the Partnership's programs and activities. The Development fellow will learn the basics of nonprofit funding and relationship management. Your efforts will support the cultivation of new corporate partnerships as well as our work with foundations and individual donors. Specific responsibilities will include: identifying and researching prospective sponsorship opportunities; drafting correspondence related to Partnership programs including the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals; providing logistical support for a wide variety of events; preparing for and observing meetings with external stakeholders; supporting our major gifts program by compiling mailings; tracking incoming donations with our customer relationship database (Salesforce); and drafting donor correspondence. Exceptional written and spoken communication skills are essential.

The Public Service Fellows program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills. At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. That's why fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events, and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows' duties vary across the Partnership's internal teams but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.

True to the Partnership's emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

  • Full time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree will receive a $1000 per month stipend.
  • Full time fellows who are currently undergraduate students will receive an $800 per month stipend.
  • Part time fellow stipends will be pro-rated accordingly.

Who Should Apply

The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work well in teams.

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another — if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you! All fellowship positions are physically located in Washington, D.C. at the Partnership's office. There are no current opportunities for fellows to work remotely. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Washington, D.C. for the duration of the fellowship term. Please note that the Partnership does not provide housing or relocation assistance for fellows.

How to Apply

Before applying, carefully read the fellowship position descriptions to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in pursuing. While each fellowship position requires a commitment to public service, please keep in mind that the fellowship position descriptions detail the skills and competencies necessary for each particular position. You may only apply to one fellowship position but will have a chance to indicate your interest in other positions within the application process.

Term Application Period Application Deadline Notification
Summer 2014: May - August* January 20 through March 7 Friday, March 7 Early April
Fall 2014: September - December* June 10 through July 19 Friday, July 19 Early August
Spring 2015: January - May* September 23 through November 1 Friday, November 1 Early December
* Please note that the exact start and end dates of fellowships may vary depending upon a team's needs and an applicant's availability within the given terms. We will work with individuals based on academic or work-related reasons

The applicant review and selection process depends on the number of applicants, though we strive to conduct interviews (including phone and video interviews) and have offers extended within a month after the application deadline. If you have questions about your application, please email fellows@ourpublicservice.org or call (202) 775-9111.

Partnership for Public Service — Education and Outreach Fellow

The Partnership's Education and Outreach team works to transform recruiting and hiring practices across government and to educate and inspire top talent about federal opportunities. Our work with federal agencies and colleges and universities includes workshops, webinars, trainings, a speakers bureau, student ambassadors and more — all designed to help build federal agencies capacity to recruit, hire and retain top talent. Duties of a fellow on our team will vary, but may include: researching and developing new materials and resources, updating website content, compiling and analyzing data, maintaining organizational contacts, assisting with event planning, and various administrative tasks. Qualified applicants will be team players with outstanding written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail and excellent time-management abilities. If you are interested in working on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment, then apply to be an E&O fellow!

Term Application Period Application Deadline Notification
Summer 2014: May - August* January 20 through March 7 Friday, March 7 Early April
Fall 2014: September - December* June 10 through July 19 Friday, July 19 Early August
Spring 2015: January - May* September 23 through November 1 Friday, November 1 Early December
* Please note that the exact start and end dates of fellowships may vary depending upon a team's needs and an applicant's availability within the given terms. We will work with individuals based on academic or work-related reasons

The applicant review and selection process depends on the number of applicants, though we strive to conduct interviews (including phone and video interviews) and have offers extended within a month after the application deadline. If you have questions about your application, please email fellows@ourpublicservice.org or call (202) 775-9111.

Partnership for Public Service — Government Affairs Fellow

Official Website

The Partnership's Government Affairs team promotes the Partnership's priorities on Capitol Hill and encourages congressional oversight and legislative reforms to improve federal workforce management. The Partnership testifies regularly before congressional committees and supports legislation to streamline the federal hiring process, strengthen federal leaders and improve the federal workplace. The Government Affairs fellow follows current legislation, researches and writes memos on issues of importance, attends congressional hearings and participates in the planning and staffing of key Partnership events. As a Government Affairs fellow, you will learn more about the legislative process and walk away with a greater understanding of federal workforce policies and implications.

Term Application Period Application Deadline Notification
Summer 2014: May - August* January 20 through March 7 Friday, March 7 Early April
Fall 2014: September - December* June 10 through July 19 Friday, July 19 Early August
Spring 2015: January - May* September 23 through November 1 Friday, November 1 Early December

The applicant review and selection process depends on the number of applicants, though we strive to conduct interviews (including phone and video interviews) and have offers extended within a month after the application deadline. If you have questions about your application, please email fellows@ourpublicservice.org or call (202) 775-9111.

Partnership for Public Service — Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships Fellow

Official Website

The Partnership's GTAP team works directly with our federal stakeholders and partners to tackle the government's toughest management challenges. Our team members organize interagency roundtable discussions, advise and design agency action plans to improve employee engagement for better organizational results, and provide leadership development to emerging federal leaders. The GTAP team includes the Partnership's Best Places to Work advisory services group, the Federal Human Capital Collaborative, the Strategic Advisors to Government Executives (SAGE) program, Ready to Govern and various federal management initiatives. The GTAP fellow will be responsible for organizing and managing events, communicating with federal stakeholders, and providing logistical support for the team. This position provides the opportunity to interact with senior federal leaders, gain experience managing a leadership development program, and cultivate contacts with a variety of private, non-profit, and federal partners. Any applicant must have customer-service experience and be confident with public speaking and presentations. Strong writing, communication, organization and time-management skills are required, in addition to proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

The Public Service Fellows program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills. At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. That's why fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events, and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows' duties vary across the Partnership's internal teams but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.

True to the Partnership's emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

  • Full time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree will receive a $1000 per month stipend.
  • Full time fellows who are currently undergraduate students will receive an $800 per month stipend.
  • Part time fellow stipends will be pro-rated accordingly.

Who Should Apply

The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work well in teams.

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another — if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you! All fellowship positions are physically located in Washington, D.C. at the Partnership's office. There are no current opportunities for fellows to work remotely. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Washington, D.C. for the duration of the fellowship term. Please note that the Partnership does not provide housing or relocation assistance for fellows.

How to Apply

Before applying, carefully read the fellowship position descriptions to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in pursuing. While each fellowship position requires a commitment to public service, please keep in mind that the fellowship position descriptions detail the skills and competencies necessary for each particular position. You may only apply to one fellowship position but will have a chance to indicate your interest in other positions within the application process.

Term Application Period Application Deadline Notification
Summer 2014: May - August* January 20 through March 7 Friday, March 7 Early April
Fall 2014: September - December* June 10 through July 19 Friday, July 19 Early August
Spring 2015: January - May* September 23 through November 1 Friday, November 1 Early December
* Please note that the exact start and end dates of fellowships may vary depending upon a team's needs and an applicant's availability within the given terms. We will work with individuals based on academic or work-related reasons

The applicant review and selection process depends on the number of applicants, though we strive to conduct interviews (including phone and video interviews) and have offers extended within a month after the application deadline. If you have questions about your application, please email fellows@ourpublicservice.org or call (202) 775-9111.

Partnership for Public Service — Research Fellow

Official Website

The Research fellow works closely with the team to help produce the Partnership's unique series of high-visibility reports, insightful issue briefs, original surveys and innovative research projects, such as the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings. You will play a key role in data collection, analysis and editing of reports and background research. Research fellows also respond to data requests from other teams within the Partnership, assist with administrative tasks, analyze and manipulate our large datasets, attend interviews with a range of federal employees and assist in event planning for report releases and project-specific focus groups. The fellow's summer term would ideally begin in early May and extend through August 2014, with a commitment for the full term. Social science research experience preferred; Excel and/or SPSS skills a plus. The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

The Public Service Fellows program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills. At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. That's why fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events, and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows' duties vary across the Partnership's internal teams but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.

True to the Partnership's emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

  • Full time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree will receive a $1000 per month stipend.
  • Full time fellows who are currently undergraduate students will receive an $800 per month stipend.
  • Part time fellow stipends will be pro-rated accordingly.

Who Should Apply

The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government. We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work well in teams.

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another — if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you! All fellowship positions are physically located in Washington, D.C. at the Partnership's office. There are no current opportunities for fellows to work remotely. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Washington, D.C. for the duration of the fellowship term. Please note that the Partnership does not provide housing or relocation assistance for fellows.

How to Apply

Before applying, carefully read the fellowship position descriptions to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in pursuing. While each fellowship position requires a commitment to public service, please keep in mind that the fellowship position descriptions detail the skills and competencies necessary for each particular position. You may only apply to one fellowship position but will have a chance to indicate your interest in other positions within the application process.

Term Application Period Application Deadline Notification
Summer 2014: May - August* January 20 through March 7 Friday, March 7 Early April
Fall 2014: September - December* June 10 through July 19 Friday, July 19 Early August
Spring 2015: January - May* September 23 through November 1 Friday, November 1 Early December
* Please note that the exact start and end dates of fellowships may vary depending upon a team's needs and an applicant's availability within the given terms. We will work with individuals based on academic or work-related reasons

The applicant review and selection process depends on the number of applicants, though we strive to conduct interviews (including phone and video interviews) and have offers extended within a month after the application deadline. If you have questions about your application, please email fellows@ourpublicservice.org or call (202) 775-9111.

May and extend through August 2014, with a commitment for the full term. Social science research experience preferred; Excel and/or SPSS skills a plus.

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

Partnership for Public Service Fellows Program

Official Website

The Public Service Fellows program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills. At the Partnership, fellows are integral to the day-to-day operations, programs and activities of our organization. We value the contributions of fellows and work to provide relevant and useful experiences in return. That's why fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events, and projects to help revitalize the federal government by focusing on the people working in it. Fellows' duties vary across the Partnership's internal teams but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.

True to the Partnership's emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

  • Full time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree will receive a $1000 per month stipend.
  • Full time fellows who are currently undergraduate students will receive an $800 per month stipend.
  • Part time fellow stipends will be pro-rated accordingly.

Who Should Apply

The Partnership strives to be an inclusive organization that fosters learning, collaboration and respect. We actively recruit for diversity in our workplace, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government.

We seek extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with:

  • A commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • An ability to work well in teams.

There is no single academic major or background we prefer over another — if you share our passion and are committed to developing your skills while gaining valuable experience, we want to hear from you! All fellowship positions are physically located in Washington, D.C. at the Partnership's office. There are no current opportunities for fellows to work remotely. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Washington, D.C. for the duration of the fellowship term. Please note that the Partnership does not provide housing or relocation assistance for fellows.

How to Apply

Before applying, carefully read the fellowship position descriptions to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in pursuing. While each fellowship position requires a commitment to public service, please keep in mind that the fellowship position descriptions detail the skills and competencies necessary for each particular position. You may only apply to one fellowship position but will have a chance to indicate your interest in other positions within the application process.

Term Application Period Application Deadline Notification
Summer 2014: May - August* January 20 through March 7 Friday, March 7 Early April
Fall 2014: September - December* June 10 through July 19 Friday, July 19 Early August
Spring 2015: January - May* September 23 through November 1 Friday, November 1 Early December
* Please note that the exact start and end dates of fellowships may vary depending upon a team's needs and an applicant's availability within the given terms. We will work with individuals based on academic or work-related reasons

The applicant review and selection process depends on the number of applicants, though we strive to conduct interviews (including phone and video interviews) and have offers extended within a month after the application deadline. If you have questions about your application, please email fellows@ourpublicservice.org or call (202) 775-9111.

Presidential Management Fellowship — Office of Personnel Management

Official Website

  1. Agency: Various Federal Agencies

  2. Description:The PMF Program provides you with an opportunity to apply knowledge acquired from graduate study. Assignments may involve domestic or international issues, technology, science, criminal justice, health, financial management, and other fields in support of public service programs.

  3. Eligibility: Graduate students from all academic disciplines who expect to complete and advanced degree (master's, law, or doctoral-level degree) from a qualifying college or university are eligible to be nominated by their schools if the demonstrate the following:
    • Breadth and quality of accomplishments
    • Capacity for leadership
    • A commitment to excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.

  4. Length: Agency-specific, but generally PMF Fellows receive an initial 2-year appointment with the possibility of full-time employment upon completion of the program

  5. Payment: The salary is based on the current General Schedule. Some geographic locations include additional locality adjustments of the base salary. Salaries can be viewed at the following OPM link: www.opm.gov/Federal_Salaries_Wages

    Furthermore, PMF Fellows are eligible to receive student loan repayments; however, these programs are agency-specific.

  6. Application: http://www.pmf.gov/becomeapmf/index.aspx — To become a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), you must sign up for a multi-phase process.

  7. Positions: Agency-specific

  8. Contact:
    1. Presidential Management Fellows Program
    2. US Office of Personnel Management
    3. 1900 E Street, NW, Room 1425
    4. Washington, D.C. 20415

  9. Phone: 202-606-1040

  10. Fax: 202-606-3040

  11. Email: pmf@opm.gov

Timeline

Deadline is in the Fall. (All deadlines are 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Time)
NOTE: The dates below are subject to change. Please check frequently for any updates.

Date Description
Fall 2014 Application for the PMF Class of 2015 opens via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at www.usajobs.gov; search for "Presidential Management Fellows." Eligible applicants must also complete the on-line assessment prior to the announcement closing.
Two Weeks After Announcement Opening Application for the PMF Class of 2015 closes
Two Weeks After Announcement Closes Deadline for applicants to submit supporting documentation for any claims for Veterans' Preference and/or Native American (Indian) Preference
4-6 Weeks After Announcement Closes
  • Applicants notified of eligibility
  • Semi-Finalists selected and notified
  • Semi-Finalists start scheduling their in-person assessment
4-6 Weeks After Semi-Finalists Notified In-person assessments conducted for Semi-Finalists (see location and dates below)
4-6 Weeks After In-Person Assessment Conclude Semi-Finalists notified of Finalist status via email
Approximately 30-days After Finalists Notified PMF Class of 2015 Finalists "Virtual" Job Fair

In-Person Assessments

This section will be updated once additional information on dates/location of the 2015 in-person assessments is known. For email updates on the PMF Class of 2015 and future applications, we suggest you subscribe to the PMF Listserv for updates (subscribe from our homepage).

Port Authority's Leadership Fellows Program

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About the Program

The Port Authority's Leadership Fellows Program is a distinguished program for leadership and public service in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan region. This two-year, fast-track, rotational program offers Port Authority Fellows invaluable on-the-job experience in planning, financial, and facility operations functions. Each assignment is designed to build a strong foundation of business acumen, technical finance skills, and knowledge of Port Authority operations. The breadth and depth of these experiences are critical in preparing the participants to be future leaders within the Port Authority.

The program reinforces critical leadership skills and offers talented and motivated graduate students exposure to:

  • Broad experiences across various businesses units, granting Fellows operational, service and strategic agency experiences.
  • Challenging and diverse work assignments that have both immediate and long-term impact.
  • Numerous opportunities to work alongside senior management.
  • Formal and informal training to sharpen the competencies critical for agency leadership.

How the Program Works

The Port Authority is committed to developing our staff. In the Port Authority Leadership Fellows Program, you will have 4-5 rotational assignments over a two-year period. You will manage multiple projects in our major business units, field facilities and corporate offices. Past Fellows have contributed to key regional capital programs, learned the nuts and bolts of policy development, and managed the challenges of daily operations at our transportation facilities. Rotational assignments are coupled with an agency orientation, classroom training, and coaching by senior management to ensure a valuable experience. After successful completion of the program, Fellows will be considered for key positions in areas such as facility management, finance, capital programs or related business functions.

About the Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit.

Eligibility and Requirements

We are seeking candidates who are driven, flexible, and committed to quality public service. Students graduating with a master's degree in fall 2013 or spring 2014 are eligible to participate in the program. Candidates should possess a record of academic achievement in the areas of public administration, business administration, public policy, urban planning, public finance, economics, transportation management or a related discipline. Candidates must have a clear interest in a career in public service management and demonstrate excellent problem solving, analytical, quantitative, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation and political acumen. One to three years of work experience and/or internships in public service, transportation, government or related fields is preferred.

Selection Process

Leadership Fellows are selected based on academic achievement, analytical and communication skills, and work experience. The selection process for the program is highly rigorous and includes a pre-screen interview, a competency-based panel interview, and multiple assessment exercises.

First-round interviews for the program will begin in January. Second-round interviews will take place in February/March. Final selections and offers to selected candidates will be made by mid-April. Our 2014 Leadership Fellows class will begin in July. This timeline is subject to change.

Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive compensation and benefits program including health, dental, life insurance, vacation, holidays and tuition assistance.

Join Us!

The application period for the 2014 Leadership Fellows Program will open on Monday, September 23, 2013 and close on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. All applications must be submitted via our on-line application system. Please carefully review the steps listed below prior to applying to ensure that your application is received and processed appropriately.

As of Monday, September 23, 2013 you may click here to apply to this position using our on-line application system.

  1. Click "View Job Posting/Apply for Job"

  2. Review and accept the Terms of Use

  3. If you have applied to a Port Authority position previously, please log in using your existing username. If you have forgotten your username or password, click on "Login Help" and follow the instructions

  4. If you have never applied to a Port Authority position previously, please click on the "Register Now" link where you will be prompted to select a username and password

  5. Please review the job description and follow the instructions provided to upload the required application materials.
Ralph Bunche Institute

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Current fellowship opportunities include: The Ralph Bunche Dissertation Fellowship Award, the John H. E. Fried Memorial Fellowships in International Human Rights, and The George D. Schwab Fellowships in American Foreign Policy.

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom — Immigration Law Research Fellow (Full-Time, Summer)

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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan, U.S. federal government commission — the first of its kind in the world — that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF reviews the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and Congressional leadership of both political parties.

As part of its mandate from Congress, USCIRF also monitors the U.S. government's treatment of asylum seekers in Expedited Removal. For more information, please visit: http://www.uscirf.gov/issues/asylum-and-refugees.

Duties and Responsibilities

USCIRF seeks two (2) Immigration Law Research Fellows to:

  • Conduct legal research on U.S. asylum laws, including the procedures for processing asylum seekers in Expedited Removal, conditions of detention for asylum seekers, and the legal adjudications of asylum claims
  • Review and analyze U.S. government and non-governmental reports on Expedited Removal.

Compensation

Immigration Law Research Fellows are paid $15.00 per hour. Successful applicants who are receiving credit for their fellowship through an accredited academic program are not eligible for hourly compensation. No benefits are authorized or available.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • U.S. citizenship (or otherwise authorized to work in a U.S. government agency)
  • Current JD or LLM student at, or recent graduate of, an accredited law school who has demonstrated familiarity with and interest in U.S. asylum law and U.S. immigration policy
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Strong legal research, analysis, and writing skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and legal research databases.

How to Apply

E-mail a complete application package (containing all required documents specified below) in PDF format to internship@uscirf.gov. A complete application package includes the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Short legal writing sample (3-5 pages)
  4. Unofficial transcript
  5. Name and contact information for 3 references.
Veterans Affairs: Acquisition Fellowships

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  1. Agency: Veterans Affairs

  2. Description: Federal acquisition involves making purchases on behalf of Federal agencies, but it is also much more than that. Each day the United States Federal Government depends on competent women and men to buy necessary products and contract for services with the funds allocated by Congress. This role requires adeptness at many different business disciplines, such as strategic thinking, evaluation, law, negotiation and management. Each day acquisition professionals engage in sound decision-making to balance a myriad of details without losing site of the overall purpose: protecting and serving the American people. The acquisition workforce includes individuals who perform contracting, purchasing, partnering, and leveraging functions to support the accomplishment of an agency's mission. (i.e. traditional contracting functions, requirements definition, assessment and oversight of contract performance, and technical and management direction)

  3. Eligibility: Post-graduate students in planning, public policy and related field

  4. Length: On average 2 years but the specific length varies

  5. Payment: Varies by agency

  6. Application: See website below for application details

  7. Positions: Varies; see website

  8. Contact: See website for information

Washington, DC Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP)

The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master's degree programs who are interested in public service to work for the city of Washington, DC. Selected Fellows are appointed for 18-month during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies within the government operations, health and human services, public safety and justice, planning and economic development or education clusters.

In addition to on-the-job training in their host agencies, our Fellows are given unique opportunities to meet with high-level city officials; participate in educational and professional development training and seminars; and the Individual Development Plan Self-Assessment. Our program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government public service and develops management talent for the city. Fellows begin their service in October of each year and are selected through a competitive application process.

We are not recruiting for 2014. We will open the application process early in 2015.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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The application deadline is October 1st.