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SHAPE THE FUTURE

The AIPAC Fellows Program is an exclusive initiative that selects elite, highly motivated, recent college graduates to help build the organization's base of committed pro-Israel advocates. Fellows will be tasked with helping grow the donor base by meeting with prospective AIPAC members to explain the value of AIPAC and the urgency of helping to keep the U.S. strong and Israel secure.

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

In addition to working for one of the most effective and influential lobbying organizations in the country, Fellows will receive advanced development training and insight into policy that is shaping America's future. The program also offers the opportunity to network with AIPAC senior staff and lay leaders. At the successful conclusion of the two-year program, AIPAC will assist with job placement, whether it's at AIPAC or beyond.

MORE ABOUT THE FELLOWS PROGRAM

The AIPAC Fellows Program requires a two-year commitment from accepted applicants. Fellows will receive an annual salary package and benefits. Fellows will work out of offices in the metropolitan areas of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, New York, NY, Baltimore, MD or Los Angeles, CA. Applicants will be carefully evaluated through a multi-stage application and interview process.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION

Please click here to review the formal job description for the AIPAC Fellows Program. From this job description you will be able to complete a form as part of the first step of the application process.

For more information, please contact Natalie Lascar.

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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.

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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.

The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline.

2016 Minority Fellowship Program Travel Grant Application

The APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Travel Grant provides support for the professional development of APSA Minority Fellows and Alumni of the program to attend the APSA Annual Meeting. Applications are due on July 1, 2016. Review eligibility requirements and application here.

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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.

Interested in applying for a future program? Want to be the first to know when that is? Fill out the below form and we'll send you a reminder your senior year. We promise not to spam you.

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.

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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-six thousand eight hundred twenty-one ($56,821) 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 2017
  • Ideal candidates have graduated within the last two to three 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 or visit our Capital City Fellows Program Facebook Page or twitter.com/CapCityFellows

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About the Koch Fellow Program (KFP): Policy

The Charles Koch Institute's semester-long fellow program gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on paid policy experience while participating in focused professional education. In addition to hearing from leading policy experts each Wednesday, fellows come together in DC at the beginning and end of the program for professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

Through the program, fellows will find a full- or part-time internship with one of our partner organizations throughout the country. Roles are specifically geared toward a future career in policy and research analysis; however, we encourage applicants from all academic disciplines, as well as those with advanced degrees.

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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 2016 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 AND 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 Wednesday, November 4, 2015. 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 4, 2016. The required documents are:

  • 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:
Kathryn O'Connell
Office of the Mayor
City of Chicago
121 North LaSalle Street, Room 406
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Start Application here.

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.

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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

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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
    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:
    Kim McClure
    Executive Director
    850.717.9224
    Kim.McClure@EOG.MyFlorida.com

    400 South Monroe Street
    The Capitol, 1604B
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

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

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media. To date, 165 fellowships have been awarded.

Applications

The deadline for the fall 2016 semester has passed and we are not accepting additional applications. Candidates may submit materials for the spring 2017 semester by September 30. Click here for application information and requirements and here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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    The Dunn Fellowship Program provides bright, highly motivated college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year.

    Dunn Fellows are recruited from public and private colleges and universities throughout the nation. Qualified applicants must hold a bachelor's degree at the program's commencement and must have demonstrated a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities and community/public service involvement. The program begins on the first weekday in August and ends on July 31st of the following year.

    Fellows spend one week of August receiving an orientation to state government including tours, policy discussions, a panel of program alumni and a brown bag lunch with senior staff among other activities. After the orientation period, fellows return to their home office to work under the direction of their supervisor.

    Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits.

    Visit the Applying for the James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship page to learn more about applying.

    A flyer for the James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship can be found here.

    Positions in the current 2016-2017 class of Dunn Fellows include:

    • Legislative Affairs
    • Office of Management & Budget
    • Governmental Affairs & Outreach
    • General Counsel
    • Communications
    • Federal Affairs
    • Policy
    • Government Transformation and Metrics

    A majority of Fellows will be based in Springfield with limited placements in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

    Questions & Concerns

    If you have further questions about the James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship, please contact Alex Caton, Dunn Fellow to the Chief of Staff at (312) 814-5969 or Alexander.Caton@illinois.gov

    The Governor's Office of Constituent Affairs offers internship and fellowship programs to students and recent college graduates, giving them the opportunity to explore their own unique interests within state government. Program participants will connect constituents to crucial state services and promote civic engagement across Illinois while developing an expertise of state government programs and functions. GOCA fellowships and internships are based in the Springfield office.

    The GOCA Fellowship Application is not yet available. If you are interested in applying for a GOCA Fellowship, please send a statement of interest and your contact information to gov.goca@illinois.gov. Please indicate "GOCA Fellowship Interest" as the subject line of your email. A representative from the Governor's Office will contact all interested applicants when the application becomes available.

    The GOCA Internship Application is available here.

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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.

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

The application for the 2017-2018 IHS Humane Studies Fellowship will open in the fall.

When will decisions be announced for next year's Humane Studies Fellowship?

Notifications will be sent on May 1, 2017.

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The Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, is seeking paid interns for its Maffucci Fellowship program. Fellows work closely with IJ's activism and coalitions team, which fights to change the world at the grassroots through outreach, community organizing, training, coalition building, and public demonstrations—a unique brand of activism that reaches communities unaccustomed to hearing the message of freedom.

Fellows assist with exciting outreach projects and research, help track controversies and legislation across the country, and provide valuable administrative support to staff on activism campaigns. Fellows gain unique experience on the front lines of the fight for liberty with experienced activists and litigators. The duration of the Maffucci Fellowship is flexible, with a minimum commitment of three months. Undergraduates should attempt to obtain academic credit for their work. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Law students should apply to our clerkship program.

Candidates should possess exceptional writing skills, excellent interpersonal 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.

To apply, please visit our employment website. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter listing contact information for two personal references using the "Add Cover Letter" feature, a resume, and a writing sample using the "Add Portfolio" feature. The writing sample must be between 400-600 words. Use Liberty in Action blog posts as a guide.

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The Institute for Policy Studies is the nation's oldest and largest multi-issue think tank promoting progressive thought. Our various fellowships offer young scholars and leaders opportunities to develop analytical, writing, and organizing skills as they become the next generation of public scholars.

New Mexico Fellowship

The New Mexico Fellowship allows college graduates residing in New Mexico to come to IPS for one year. 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. New Mexico Fellows are expected to return to New Mexico after their time at IPS to apply their learning in a local setting.

Applications are now being accepted for 2016.

The Newman Fellowship

The Carol Jean and Edward F. Newman Fellowship was created to provide young scholars and leaders an opportunity to delve more deeply into public scholarship and the progressive movement. The Newman Fellow serves as a part of the Communications Team, and assists in raising public awareness about the Institute and its work.

New Economy Maryland (NEM) Fellowship

The New Economy Maryland Fellowship focuses on building power to create change in the great state of Maryland. We bring together a diverse group of 10-15 future leaders.

New Economy Maryland fellows participate in a professional development program that focuses on mastering a compelling conceptual framework for transforming Maryland into a more equitable, environmentally sustainable, and democratic state, as well as writing effectively.

NEM Fellows bring a wide range of intellectual and activist backgrounds to the table and benefit from mentoring and training to become leaders of a new movement on the cusp of creating real and lasting positive change. NEM Fellows also engage in an activist lab intended to create learning opportunities through collective action.

Learn more about the NEM Fellowship.

Community Leaders Fellowship

The Community Leaders Fellowship is run by IPS's Boston office and engages local neighbors committed to making their community, and the world, a better place. Fellows contribute to IPS's local pilot initiative, the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition, and in exchange receive tailored professional coaching and group support. The program help participants discern their passions and apply them to a meaningful career path building social justice.

The CLF reaches individuals who usually get excluded from the fold of leadership and whose participation is critical to building the society we want and need. By reaching people who are traditionally marginalized from movements, and people who are under-employed and unemployed, we are engaging the gifts of many who might otherwise find it difficult, or impossible, to contribute to movements for sustainability, justice and equity. Read more here.

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Each year the Collegiate Network offers paid summer internships and postgraduate, year-long fellowships at prominent media outlets to promising student journalists. For students seriously considering a journalism career, these positions offer writing opportunities at some of the nation's leading publications. This highly competitive program is open to both CN members and non-members. The CN fellowship program is open to graduate and undergraduate students who have recently completed their studies, and pays stipends of approximately $35,000 for a one-year position at a prominent media outlet. The CN pays summer interns stipends of approximately $5,000 for 10 weeks of work. The internship program is open to any rising sophomore, junior or senior, and does not have to be completed for college credit. In addition to a stipend, CN fellows and interns will have access to career development assistance both informally and formally through various events designed exclusively for participants, including an all-expenses paid conference in Washington, D.C. near the end of the summer.

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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. How do I apply?
    Students interested in applying and local governments interested in hosting a fellow should 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 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the International Hispanic Network, and Women Leading Government welcomes applicants and host communities to apply for the Local Government Management Fellowship.

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The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

The aim of these fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. As such, Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.

The total award of up to $10,000 includes a quarterly stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Fellowship winners are eligible to re-apply each year of their studies. Smith Fellows are also eligible to apply for conference and research support.

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:

For over 30 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as support scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia.

The Mercatus Center's Academic & Student Programs provides support for scholars pursuing research in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy and provides support for students at George Mason University as well as colleges and universities around the world.

If you have any questions, please email SmithFellowship@mercatus.gmu.edu.

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The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students attending master's, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy.

The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to the Austrian, Virginian, and Bloomington schools of political economy as academic foundations for pursuing contemporary policy analysis. They will explore how this framework is utilized to analyze policy implications of a variety of topics, (such as the Study of American Capitalism, State and Local Policy, Regulatory Studies, Technology Policy, Financial Markets, and Spending and Budget) during a series of colloquia where they will interact with Mercatus scholars that work on the cutting edge of policy analysis.

The total award of up to $5,000 includes a stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Bastiat Fellows are eligible to apply for conference and research support. They can also re-apply to the fellowship each year of their studies.

If you have any questions, please email BastiatFellowship@mercatus.gmu.edu.

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:

For over 30 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as support scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia.

The Mercatus Center's Academic & Student Programs provides support for scholars pursuing research in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy and provides support for students at George Mason University as well as colleges and universities around the world.

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The Mercatus MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master's degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy.

The Mercatus Center's MA Fellowship program is targeted toward students with an interest in gaining advanced training in economics, but who do not anticipate a career in academia. Students who anticipate working in public policy—as researchers, policy analysts, journalists, etc.—are ideal candidates for this fellowship.

The total award of up to $80,000 (over two years) includes a monthly stipend, full tuition support (nine credits per semester), and practical experience conducting and disseminating research with Mercatus scholars and staff on pertinent policy issues.

Acceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into the MA program in economics at George Mason University. Please complete the standard application for fall admission to the MA program in Economics at George Mason University, and indicate on the application that you would like to be considered for funding.

If you have any questions, please email MAFellowship@mercatus.gmu.edu.

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason Univeristy:

For over 30 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as support scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia.

The Mercatus Center's Academic & Student Programs provides support for scholars pursuing research in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy and provides support for students at George Mason University as well as colleges and universities around the world.

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  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. Submit Resume to:
    Yamilet Ceballo
    HR Internship Coordinator
    Human Resources Department
    111 NW 1st Street, 21st Floor
    Miami, FL 33128
    305-375-2668
    yceball@miamidade.gov

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 internship position descriptions to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in pursuing. While each position requires a commitment to public service, the descriptions detail the skills and competencies necessary for each particular position.

You may only apply to one internship position per term but will have a chance to indicate your interest in other positions on the application form.

Selection Process

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. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as we do review resumes on a rolling basis and reserve the right to fill positions before the application deadline.

Dates

Summer 2016: May – August*

  • Application Period: January 12 through February 27
  • Notification: Early April

Fall 2016: September – December*

  • Application Period: May 2 through July 8
  • Notification: Early August

Spring 2017: January – May*

  • Application Period: September 19 through October 31
  • Notification: 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.

Compensation

Fellows receive the following compensation:

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

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The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, candidates apply for the prestigious title of PMF Finalists. Selected Finalists are eligible for appointment as Fellows.

To become a PMF, you must participate in an arduous, multi-phase process. It takes patience and endurance, but also gives you a chance to demonstrate your leadership ability and potential. As a PMF, you will have earned your place in the Program, and the opportunity to grow professionally, serve your country, and make a difference!

The very first step in successfully becoming a PMF is paying attention to the details of the annual application and assessment process. For detailed eligibility requirements, check out the Eligibility webpage. Once the application period opens, it will appear on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). The application is typically open for two weeks and closes at 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on the last day. Review the Application Process to learn about all the steps to apply.

This Become A PMF section outlines major components of the application and assessment process. Applicants should review each component, including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which may be updated throughout the process.

Find out information on the PMF STEM pilot track.

Visit the next section to view information on Eligibility.

Applying is only the first step

The PMF Program accepts applications annually. When the application window opens, you will find an announcement on USAJOBS (search for "Presidential Management Fellows" at www.USAJOBS.gov). We strongly encourage you to review the entire Become A PMF section of this website, including the Frequently Asked Questions.

Applying to the Program is only the first step in becoming a PMF. During the application process, you must take an on-line assessment, submit a resume and transcript, and complete the on-line essays. Applicants will be further evaluated for selection as Semi-Finalists and invited to participate in the in-person assessment. Top performing Semi-Finalists will be named as Finalists. Finalists are eligible for appointment as a Fellow with a participating agency.

For information on the PMF STEM Track pilot, go to the PMF STEM section.

For more information, please review the Application Tips.

For technical difficulty during the application process, please select the "Help" link in the upper right-hand corner (on the blue menu bar). You will be redirected to the Application Help webpage.

System and Browser Requirements

The browser requirements for the systems used during the application and on-line assessment process appear below. Please use the recommended browsers and settings. To prevent inconsistencies and any technical problems, applicants should refrain from using other browsers not supported.

The application system is optimized for Internet Explorer 10 and 11. Functionality may not appear as designed for previous versions of Internet Explorer. Other browsers (e.g., Mozilla, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari) many smart phone and tablet applications are not fully supported, but may be compatible with the application. These are the same requirements for when Semi-Finalists use Event Scheduler to schedule their in-person assessment.

It is recommended that you clear your cache by deleting your browser history under your Tools/Internet Options menu before creating a user account and applying to the program.

ON-LINE ASSESSMENT

Make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer and avoid using devices that are not compatible with Flash.

The system requirements needed for the on-line assessment can be found in the Assessment Preparation Guide.

Document File Types

Applies to documents (resume, transcript, and supporting files) submitted during the application process:

  • File format must be in gif image (.gif), jpeg image (.jpg), png image (.png), rich text format (.rtf), Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Adobe pdf (.pdf), or Word Perfect (.wpd)
  • File size must not exceed 3MB (megabytes) per file
  • Upload each document in the respective section
  • File must not include macros or scripts of any kind

Contact Information

During the application period, email is the best way to communicate with the PMF Program Office. Therefore, please provide a current email address in your application that you can access throughout the application, assessment and selection processes. Please consider using a third-party email provider instead of your school or work email address.

When creating a User Account to apply to the PMF Program, please ensure the email address you provide is current and accessible throughout the application, assessment, and selection process. If you have previously applied to the PMF Program, do NOT create an additional account. The system only allows a single account to be associated to a Social Security Number and email address; you should use your previous account. Follow the instructions on the login screen if you have forgotten your password.

During the application process, you will be prompted to enter Personal Information (e.g., contact information). Please avoid using dashes, commas, and apostrophes in the name fields.

Also, add the following email addresses to your allowed email list and/or email address book: pmf@opm.gov and pmfapplication@opm.gov.

Visit the next section to view information on Application Tips.

2017 Application

The PMF Class of 2017 is tentatively scheduled to open for two weeks during the fall of 2016. This content will be updated once additional details become available. The application will be accessible via an announcement on USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov) once it opens.

When the application opens, applicants must submit a resume and transcript (and/or alternative), and supporting documentation for requesting reasonable accommodations, claiming veterans' preference, and/or Native American/Indian preference (if applicable). Potential applicants can be proactive by preparing the required documents prior to the application launching. For example, applicants may need to consult with their academic insitution on the process for obtaining a transcript (and/or alternative) beforehand. Please review the Application Tips for specifics on resumes and transcripts.

Carefully review the announcement for further details.

Applicants are encouraged to consult the Become A PMF and FAQs sections of the website for general information.

Timeline

(All deadlines are 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Time)

NOTE: The dates below are approximate and subject to change. Please check frequently for any updates.

Date Description
Fall 2016 Application for the PMF Class of 2017 opens via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at www.USAJOBS.gov; search for "Presidential Management Fellows." NOTE: The announcement will only be visible during the application period.
Two Weeks After Announcement Opening Application for the PMF Class of 2017 closes at 11:59pm (ET)
4-6 Weeks After Announcement Closes
  • Applicants notified of eligibility
  • Semi-Finalists selected and notified
  • Semi-Finalists start scheduling their In-Person Assessment
Within 2-3 Months After Semi-Finalists Notified In-Person Assessments conducted for Semi-Finalists (see location and dates below when available)
4-6 Weeks After In-Person Assessments Conclude Semi-Finalists notified of Finalist status via email
4-6 Weeks After Finalists Announced Class of 2017 Finalist Hiring Fair

How to Apply

The PMF Program solicits applicants annually via an announcement on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). The announcement will include detailed instructions on how to apply. The steps identified below pertain to the steps outlined for the PMF Class of 2016 and serve as a reference. These steps and subject to change.

STEP 1

Prepare Before You Start
Allow at least 3 hours to complete the entire application to include the biographical information, document submission, the on-line assessment, and required essays. Please review the Application Process and Application Tips webpages for additional preparations.

STEP 2

Applying for the PMF Program
From USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov), enter "Presidential Management Fellows" as the keywords to search for the announcement. NOTE: The announcement will only appear when it is open on USAJOBS.

STEP 3

Check System and Browser Requirements
Check your system prior to starting your application to ensure you meet the specified requirements. Various browser and system requirements can be found under Application Process.

STEP 4

Begin the Application
Follow the instructions to create a user account or log into an existing account. Have your documents ready for submission. The application requires a transcript (and/or alternative). Please follow the transcript requirements and request from your school early.

STEP 5

Submit Veterans' Preference Documents (if applicable)
If claiming veterans' preference, follow the instructions during the application. Additional information can be found under the Veterans' Preference webpage.

STEP 6

Submit Documentation
All applicants must submit a resume and transcript (and/or alternative). Upload documents under the corresponding document type of the file. Applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation must submit supporting documentation.

STEP 7

Complete the On-Line Assessment and Essays
The On-Line Assessment takes approximately 1-2 hours to finish. Also, ensure completion of all required essays. Please review the Assessment Preparation Guide for additional information.

STEP 8

Certify and Submit Application
Consult the announcement before certifying responses and submitting a completed application.

STEP 9

Application Review
During the application process,you will be able to review the completed application (with the exception of the On-Line Assessment). You may make changes to any items, other than the On-Line Assessment once it is completed, prior to the announcement closing date.

STEP 10

Check Application Status
Log back into your application account to check your status.

We highly encourage applicants to apply early during the application period. Applying to the PMF Program does not guarantee a PMF appointment.

In-Person Assessments

This section will be updated once additional information on dates/location of the 2017 In-Person Assessments are known.

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2016 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship! The application deadline is January 13, 2016! The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree for those interested in careers as State Department Foreign Service Officers. The fellowship arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies and provides mentorship and professional development support. Participants can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service.

The program encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2016, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The Rangel Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

There are two major components to the Rangel Program:

  • Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.
  • Rangel Undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy during a six-week summer program at Howard University.

Application Deadline for Graduate Fellowship: September 19, 2016

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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.

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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

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We will not be accepting applications in 2016. Next application period will be in 2017. The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master's degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC. Candidates compete for 18-month fellowship appointments during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies, including: the Office of the Chief of Staff, Department of Human Resources, Department of Planning, Department of Transportation, Department of Forensic Sciences, Department of General Services, the Department of Energy and Environment, among many others.

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-six thousand eight hundred twenty-one ($56,821) 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 2017
  • Ideal candidates have graduated within the last two to three 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 or visit our Capital City Fellows Program Facebook Page or twitter.com/CapCityFellows