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How to Apply

Click here to complete the application form for the 2014-2015 academic year.

When you apply, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • supervisor's contact information
  • agency contact information
  • brief agency description
  • a detailed intern job description (word or pdf to upload)
  • amount of voluntary agency contribution toward the scholar's stipend

Internship Job Description

Agency applications and job descriptions will be reviewed to ensure that they provide well-supervised and substantive placements for Public Service Scholars. The strength and thoroughness of your job description will impact your chances of being chosen by an intern. Internships should allow the scholar to:

  • be involved in the ongoing activities of the agency
  • work on one or more policy areas
  • learn about the policy making process and policy implementation
  • hone skills in research, writing, analysis, advocacy, organizing, public presentation and others.

Fees and Contributions

There is no application fee. Agencies selected to host a scholar are asked to pay a $175 administrative fee.

Many agencies recognize the great value Public Service Scholars add to their agencies by contributing to the scholar's stipend of up to $6,000.

All scholars receive a stipend from the program, allowing self-supporting students to participate and give their full attention to the internship. The program raises all stipend funds from agency contributions and other private support.

When to Apply

Rolling applications are accepted throughout the year. However, all applications for the 2014-15 year must be received by the application deadline.

Application deadline for the 2014-15 academic year April 15, 2014


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