BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship supports female graduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (including Maryland and Virginia). Applicants must be current graduate students (Masters, PhD, Juris Doctorate, etc.) or have recently completed their degree (graduated no more than 10 months from the application deadline). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met.

Internships must be centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. The intention of the scholarship is to cover the cost of living and some travel expenses for those who otherwise would not be able to afford such an opportunity and applicants must therefore demonstrate financial need.

The financial award consists of $1,500 per month (4 weeks) for the length of the individual’s internship, and will be calculated for each accepted scholar individually. Each scholar is assigned at least one mentor to lend guidance on entering and navigating her profession and Washington, and the Foundation will informally connect the scholar with others that we feel would be useful contacts outside for networking within her chosen profession or interest.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Islamic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  March 21, 2017

The mission of the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is to increase American Muslim representation in media, politics and government. For the last 8 years, ISF has awarded 221 scholarships and grants. In 2016, it awarded $183,500 divided across 58 awards.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Muslim or active members of the Muslim community
  • Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2017 in either an undergraduate (junior/senior) or graduate program
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Majoring in an ISF-supported major or degree program related to film, media, journalism, writing, law, political science, public administration, international studies, history, sociology, or religious studies (the complete list of eligible fields is available here)

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

ARDRAW Small Grant Program

Application Deadline:  March 2, 2017

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability.

Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Working conditions of SSA beneficiaries
  • Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-competitive employment for SSA beneficiaries
  • Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-SSA assistance provided to SSA beneficiaries

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2017) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs, including, but not limited to, public health, social work, economics, occupational medicine, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, public policy and administration, sociology, psychology, education, medicine, employment, and law.

At the time of stipend award, awardees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Members of minority and historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application deadline:   September 4, 2016

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy.  An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows/

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Fellowships

Application deadline:   August 15, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Various fellowships are available, focusing on themes ranging from foreign policy to immigration policy and more. Stipends up to $5,000 are available to support research.

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships

BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship

Application deadline:   April 1, 2016

The BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship supports female graduate students (Masters, PhD, JD, etc.) who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Applicants must be current graduate students (Masters, PhD, Juris Doctorate, etc.) or have recently completed their degree (graduated in the last 10 months). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met.

Internships must be centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. The intention of the scholarship is to cover the cost of living and some travel expenses for those who otherwise would not be able to afford such an opportunity, and therefore applicants must show financial need.

The financial award consists of $1,500 per month (4 weeks) for the length of the individual’s internship, and will be calculated for each accepted scholar individually.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://barudolphfoundation.org/graduate-public-service-scholarship/

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Internship Fellowship for Minority Students

Application deadline:   March 11, 2016

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated financial need; and
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

This is not a scholarship. The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

Winter 2016 TA Position in the Evans School

Application deadline:   December 14, 2015

The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance is looking for one 20 hour/week Teaching Assistant (TA) for PBAF 517, Economics for Policy Analysis and Management II. The TA will be responsible for assisting with the teaching of a section of PBAF 517.

Duties:

The specific duties of a TA will vary depending on the section, and will generally include:

  • Helping the instructor as needed to support and assess student learning (e.g., classroom support, evaluation/grading).
  • Conducting weekly quiz/review sessions on course topics.
  • Attending regular class sessions if requested by the instructor.
  • Preparing and distributing course materials, including the syllabus, lecture notes, problem sets and non-copyrighted supplemental readings.
  • Managing the course website and e-reserves.
  • Helping students meet course goals and standards by answering questions and providing assistance with students’ drafts, and writing and analytic skills as needed for each course.
  • Holding regular office hours and, for some courses, writing sessions.
  • Providing feedback as requested to the instructor on teaching effectiveness and impact.
  • Arranging for audio-visual needs for course.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Doctoral student, or Master’s-level student who has completed the course (or equivalent) with exemplary performance.
  • Must have completed UW Canvas learning management system training prior to start of appointment.
  • Effective oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Other skills needed to meet the duties listed above.

Application process:

Submit letter of application, a transcript showing grades in relevant core or equivalent courses (unofficial is ok) and a resume.
The letter of application should explain why you would like to TA, your qualifications to do so, and for which section(s) you are applying to TA.
Please consult the winter 2016 course schedule for the specific days and times of instruction and quiz sections to avoid conflicts with your own classes.

Apply on or before December 14, 2015.
Candidates will be notified of selection by 12/23.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:
http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html

For complete information about this opportunity, see UW Hires Req. # 127559

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

Application deadline:   October 13, 2015

The Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF) is an opportunity for a two-year professional development fellowship with the U.S. government that may lead to a permanent position in government service.

Eligible applicants will receive an advanced degree between Sept. 1, 2015 and Aug. 31, 2016 or be within two years of having received an advanced degree. Applicants must meet following criteria: breath and quality of accomplishments, capacity for leadership, and demonstrated commitment to a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs.

The PMF Class of 2016 application period is scheduled for Monday, September 28 through Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The application will be accessible via an announcement on USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov) once it opens.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.pmf.gov/