Deadline: February 25, 2014, 11:59 PST
- Undergraduates interested in careers in public policy and politics
Award summary and conditions: The Roosevelt Institute Summer Academy fellowship combines a full-time placement in a partner organization with an integrated curriculum of leadership and policy development. Fellows are provided weekly policy trainings and a speaker series where they can interact with leading progressive thinkers and policy organizations in an intimate setting. Throughout this rigorous program, each Fellow will develop the skills necessary to craft, implement, and promote policy; the product of which is a personalized policy piece.
The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network runs the Summer Academy in three major cities: Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. While the opportunities available to each fellow vary per city, each program will have the same curriculum of policy briefs and trainings meant to develop and expand each Summer Academy fellow’s skill set. Next summer's program will run from early June, 2014 to early August, 2014.
Each fellowship comes with a minimum $1500 stipend (up to $3000 based upon need). Applicants with financial need or difficulty may qualify for additional funding – to be negotiated after acceptance.
Application process: electronic
- Complete application
- 1 copy of your unofficial transcript
- 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from a supervisor, chapter head or Regional Coordinator)
- What attracts you to progressive policy? What attracts you to progressive action? (500 word limit)
- Based on past experiences, what unique qualities and/or talents would you bring to the Roosevelt Academy if accepted? (500 word limit; Hint: this is your chance to stand out.)
City Specific Essay (If you are applying to two or more cities, you must answer each essay.)
- DC Academy Applicants: What attracts you to a public policy internship in the Capital? What skills do you hope to gain through your work? (750 word limit)
- Chicago Academy Applicants: What about working for the city of Chicago appeals to you? Why are green initiatives important to you? (750 word limit)
- New York Academy applicants: What attracts you to the challenges of a major metropolitan city? What is it about community change that has made you apply for this program? (750 word limit)
- Optional essay: Why Roosevelt?
Faculty representative: Keith Raether
National committee interview: Yes
Contact information: http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/summeracademy