National Deadline: Program is suspended but The Roosevelt Institute is creating a new program that has yet to be announced. 

Eligibility requirements:

  • 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.

Over the course of nine weeks, Summer Academy Fellows are placed full-time with a partner organization, including city governments, community-based organizations, advocacy groups, and think tanks. Concurrently, Fellows participate in a rigorous curriculum composed of workshops, a team-based challenge, field visits, and a speaker series that develops key skills necessary to effectively engage with policy change. Based in New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area, the Summer Academy engages students in the frontlines of policy innovation and grassroots change. 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. All Academies run from May 29 to July 31, 2015

Each fellowship comes with a stipend range of $2,000 to $3000, depending on the applicants' financial needs This will be negotiated after acceptance.

Application process: online 

Application requirements:

  • Completed application 
  • Essays (4) 
  • 1 copy of your unofficial transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letters of recommendation (2) 

If there is a Roosevelt chapter on your campus, the other recommendation must come from your Chapter Head and/or Regional Coordinator
If your recommender prefers to send her/his letter directly, please mail it to:

Elizabeth Sisson
Roosevelt Institute 
570 Lexington Avenue (5th Floor)
New York, NY 10022

Or email to workatroosevelt@gmail.com with the following heading:
"[Summer Academy Application] Applicant's First and Last Name"

Faculty representative: Keith Raether

National committee interview: Yes

Contact information: http://rooseveltinstitute.org