Other Programs & Scholarships

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Internship Program

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  1. Agency: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)

  2. Description: Internships are available in the fall, winter, and spring in the areas of economic policy, foreign and defense studies, social ad political studies, media affairs, The American magazine, publications editing, information systems, marketing and human resources. The internship offers opportunities for extensive interaction on an everyday basis in an arena with more than 50 of America's most cited experts in the fields of politics and public policy.

  3. Eligibility: Current college students, graduate students, and postgraduates

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Unpaid, but work week is flexible (either full time or part time)

  6. Application: https://aeiinternships.silkroad.com/AEIinternships/Home/How_to_Apply.html (application includes cover letter, resume, essay, and unofficial transcript)

  7. Deadlines:
    1. Summer — April 1
    2. Fall — September 1
    3. Winter/Spring — December 1

  8. Positions: Varies by semester

  9. Contact:
    1. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
    2. 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
    3. Washington, D.C. 20036

  10. Phone: (202) 862-5800

  11. Fax: (202) 862-7177

American Political Science Association - Centennial Center Visiting Scholars Program

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The APSA Centennial Center assists scholars from the United States and abroad whose research and teaching would benefit from a stay in Washington, D.C. and access to the incomparable resources that are available in the nation's capital.

Visiting Scholar Funding Opportunities

The Center has a limited number of funding opportunities to support scholars working at the Centennial Center or other research locations. Review the supplemental research support resources

American Political Science Association — Fund for Latino Scholarship

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The Fund's Purpose

While Latinos are the fastest growing subgroup in the United States and already comprise more than 12 percent of the total population, less than 2 percent of all political scientists are Latinos or Latinas. This significant underrepresentation within our discipline seriously limits our ability to adequately assess the political incorporation and impact of this increasingly important minority population. The Fund for Latino Scholarship was established to address this situation.

The primary purpose of the Fund for Latino Scholarship is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. A secondary goal is to support research on Latino/a politics.

The fund will award grants to initiatives that: 1) identify promising Latino/a undergraduates and encourage them to enter the profession of political science; 2) provide professional opportunities and financial assistance to Latino/a graduate students in political science programs; 3) support the teaching, research and publishing activities of junior-level, tenure track Latino/a political science faculty; and 4) support activities that advance our knowledge of Latino/a politics.

Eligible Applicants

Grants may be awarded to any programs and/or individuals involved in the successful recruitment of promising Latinos into the discipline of political science or, alternatively, grants may be given directly to individual Latino/Latina students (at both undergraduate and graduate levels) who are participating in discipline-related programs and activities. Latino political science faculty in tenure-track positions are also eligible to apply for and receive Latino Fund grants to be used for teaching, research or publishing activities. Individuals conducting research on Latino politics are also eligible to apply.

Application Deadline

Please send application and materials by May.

Applications may be submitted by email to latinofund@apsanet.org.

American Political Science Association - Junior Scholar Research Grant Program

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Scope of the Grant Award

The APSA Organized Section for Public Administration invites applications and research proposals from junior scholars researching public administration issues affecting governance in the United States and abroad. Proposals will be judged on their potential to shed new light on important public administration questions, their scholarly and methodological rigor, and their promise for advancing practice and theory development. Individual grants are not renewable.

As a part of the APSA Centennial Campaign, support from the Volcker Endowment can, but need not, involve research residencies at the Centennial Center in Washington. Recipients may conduct research on issues affecting or relevant to public administration at any level (or levels) of government, in any nation (or across nations), and from whatever locale is most useful or appropriate for their research purposes.

Application Materials

Proposals must address all items under the scope of the award and must be done in triplicate or sent electronically. Proposals are limited to five (5) single-spaced pages and must:

  • State the purpose of the project
  • A cover letter summarizing project title, qualifications for successfully completing the project, and professional status (doctoral student working on dissertation or untenured assistant professor)
  • An abstract of the proposal (maximum 150 words)
  • A letter attesting to the quality of the research project (typically from a doctoral student's dissertation advisor or a junior faculty member's department chair
  • A curriculum vitae (no more than three pages)

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to doctoral students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus and tenure-track assistant professors. Applicants must be APSA members at the time of application. Membership in the Section for Public Administration is not required, but can be one of a variety of factors that the Volcker Awards Committee considers in making awards.

Funding Process and Purposes

Grants will be awarded annually by a three-person Volcker Awards Committee. The number, size of grants, and allocation of grants (to doctoral students and tenure-track assistant professors) awarded annually will be up to the Volcker Awards Committee. Individual grant awards are expected to average around $3,000. The number of grants and their size are determined by the Volcker Junior Scholar Research Grant Committee appointed each year. Funds may be used for such research activities as: travel to archives; travel to conduct interviews; administration and coding of survey instruments; research assistance; and purchase of datasets. This list is merely illustrative, but specifically excluded from funding are: travel to professional meetings; secretarial costs except for preparation of the final manuscripts for publication; and salary support.

Submission

Proposals sent electronically should be emailed to volcker@apsanet.org . Otherwise, three (3) hard copies of the total proposal package should be submitted to:
Paul A. Volcker Endowment for Public Administration Research and Education
Junior Scholar Research Grant Program
c/o American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206

American Political Science Association — Rita Mae Kelly Endowment Fellowship

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The Rita Mae Kelly Endowment Fund was established by her friends and colleagues in affiliation with the Women's Caucus for Political Science, the Latina Caucus for Political Science, The Committee for the Status of Latino/Latina in the Profession, the Women and Politics Research Organized Section and the Race, Ethnicity and Politics Organized Section.

The Fund will support research on the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and political power. Income from the endowment will be used to support, but not be limited to, research grants for pre-dissertation graduate students, an award, or public presentation addressing the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and politics. The fellowship can be applied to resident or non-resident scholars of the Centennial Center.

If applying as a visiting scholar, a separate application file is not necessary. Interest in this assistance may be noted on the Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Application.


American Political Science Association — Small Research Grant Program

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The Small Research Grant Program supports research in all fields of political science, and is designed to support the research of political scientists who are not employed at Ph.D.-granting institutions.

Details

The APSA Small Research Grant Program supports research in all fields of political science. The intent of these grants is to support the research and further the careers of political scientists who are not employed at Ph.D.-granting departments in the field.

Prior grant recipients have been able to publish several books and book chapters, journal articles, working papers, and conference presentations as the result of the grants. They also report benefits to students, who have been able to serve as co-authors or research assistants on the grant-funded projects. Several recipients were also able to use the APSA grant as "seed money" to gain additional funding.

A small number of these grants are awarded annually by the Council on the basis of a peer-review process. Individual grants may not exceed $2,500 and are not renewable. Funds may be used for such research activities as: travel to archives, travel to conduct interviews, administration and coding of instruments, research assistance, and purchase of datasets. While this list is merely illustrative, certain research activities are specifically excluded from funding: travel to professional meetings, secretarial costs except for preparation of the final manuscripts for publication, and salary support for the principal investigator. Overhead or indirect costs are not allowable expenses. Funds must be expended between the time they are received (usually in May) and the end of the following fiscal year (September 30).

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be APSA members at the time of application and when the funds are dispersed. If you need your login and/or password, contact the APSA membership department at membership@apsanet.org.
  • The principal investigator and any co-author must be one of the following:
    • A faculty member at a college or university that does not award a Ph.D. in political science, public administration, public policy, international relations, government, or politics, and whose primary appointment is in one of these departments; or
    • A political scientist not affiliated with an academic institution and is either (a) unemployed or (b) working in a research organization such as a think tank.
  • Note: This grant does not provide support for dissertation research or writing. Graduate students are not eligible to apply.

American Political Science Association — Special Fund for the Study of Women and Politics

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Fund for the Study of Women and Politics is designed to provide scholars conducting research on issues of women and politics with supplemental funding. Monies awarded through this fund may support resident or non-resident stays at the Centennial Center.

  • If applying as a Visiting Scholar, a separate application file is not necessary. Interest in this assistance may be noted on the Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Application.
  • Non-resident scholars interested in funding should complete the Non-Resident Scholar Application Form.
  • The Rita Mae Kelly Endowment Fund was established by her friends and colleagues in affiliation with the Women's Caucus for Political Science, the Latina Caucus for Political Science, The Committee for the Status of Latino/Latina in the Profession, the Women and Politics Research Organized Section and the Race, Ethnicity and Politics Organized Section.

    The Fund will support research on the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and political power. Income from the endowment will be used to support, but not be limited to, research grants for pre-dissertation graduate students, an award, or public presentation addressing the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and politics. The fellowship can be applied to resident or non-resident scholars of the Centennial Center.

    If applying as a visiting scholar, a separate application file is not necessary. Interest in this assistance may be noted on the Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Application.
  • Non-resident scholars interested in funding should complete a Non-Resident Scholar Application Form.
APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI)

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The RBSI is jointly sponsored by Duke University and the American Political Science Association. Prior to 2013, the RBSI had also received support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and was designated as an REU (research experience for undergraduates) site. Due to NSF funding restrictions imposed by the Coburn Amendment, the 2013 RBSI had to be canceled.

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.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — David N. Kershaw Award

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The David N. Kershaw Award and Prize is offered every other year if a suitable recipient is identified. Funding for the award comes from a memorial endowment established following the death of David N. Kershaw and managed by independent trustees. The award was established to honor persons who, at under the age of 40, have made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy analysis and management. David Kershaw was the first president of Mathematica Policy Research; he died of cancer at the age of 37. The 17th award in the series is planned for November 2014 in conjunction with the APPAM Fall Research Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The award consists of a commemorative medal and a cash prize of $10,000. This prize is among the largest awards made to recognize contributions related to public policy and social science. The 2014 recipient will be announced in advance of the APPAM Fall Conference, and invited to give a talk at the conference about the research recognized by the award.

A nominee must be under the age of 40 at the time the nomination is made (but not necessarily at the time the award is bestowed). A person may be nominated again if not selected for the current award. Any body of work will be considered, although the selection committee may, from time to time, decide to establish time limits for what may be considered. The selection committee may decide not to make an award in any particular year. Joint awards for a single contribution will be considered where the contribution can be clearly identified and attributed.

According to the rules governing the award endowment, the selection committee always consists of the president of Mathematica Policy Research, the president of APPAM, and the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization. (Individuals may nominate their own work.) The letter of nomination (with the nominee's current address, email address, and phone number) should include a nominating essay, the c.v./resume of the nominee and written evidence of the nominee's contribution in the form of an article, book, report or other appropriate evidence. The latter requirement is to provide convincing evidence of the nominee's responsibility for the contribution identified. Nominations should be emailed to Paul Decker, President, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. at Kershaw2014@mathematica-mpr.com or sent by regular mail at PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, or by delivery service at 600 Alexander Park, Princeton, NJ 08540.

DIA's Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program provides a select number of talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in combination with their academic studies. This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking to serve their country to participate in the critical work of the Agency through an extended work period.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — Exemplar Award

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The Exemplar Award recognizes the work of an individual who has made major contributions to public policy by valuing the knowledge resident in academia and using research and analysis to craft innovative solutions to policy problems. This award serves to recognize extraordinary skills in policymaking and serve as a counterpart to those awards recognizing outstanding research. The award was created by APPAM's Policy Council in 2013 to draw attention to the important role individuals play in connecting research and policy in the policymaking process.

Given annually at the Fall Research Conference, the Exemplar Award provides the recipient a chance to deliver a talk or other program deemed appropriate by the President-elect for the conference's programming. The recipient will receive a plaque, $2,500 cash award, and travel and lodging for attending the conference.

Nominees for this award should be those who successfully link knowledge and discovery to practical applications that can be implemented successfully for the public good. Only APPAM members may nominate an individual. Nominations must be accompanied by a written description of the significant contributions by the nominee over time and should involve high-level, complex issues. A small committee of three members from the Association's Policy Council, selected by APPAM's President, will review all nominations and make a recommendation.
Awardees possess the following characteristics:

  • Values intellectual rigor.
  • Holds own work to highest standards.
  • Works across political perspectives.
  • Demonstrates a strong moral and ethical character.
  • Fosters mutual respect.
  • Seeks innovative approaches to policy problems.
  • Sought out by peers for his/her counsel and advice.

Nominations should be sent to Tara Sheehan by August 31.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — Peter H. Rossi Award

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Peter H. Rossi Award, for Contributions to the Theory or Practice of Program Evaluation

The APPAM Policy Council approved this award on April 8, 2005. Funding for the award comes from an endowment managed by the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. This endowment welcomes additional donations. The University of Maryland School of Public Policy hosts a separate website for the Rossi Award, welfareacademy.org/rossi

The Rossi award honors the lifetime achievements of Peter Rossi (1921–2006) by recognizing important contributions to the theory or practice of program evaluation. The award may be for a recent paper, publication, or for an entire body of work.

The 2014 winner will receive a plaque, recognition at the annual APPAM Fall Research Conference, reimbursement for travel expenses to the meeting, and a cash award in the amount of $2,000.

Any recent paper, publication or entire body of work will be considered however, the selection committee may, from time to time, decide to establish time limits for what may be considered. When appropriate, joint awards will be made for co-authored works or joint products. The paper, publication, or body of work may involve any aspect of planning, conducting, or analyzing evaluations of social programs and may be directed to lay or professional audiences. The work should reflect the importance of precision and objectivity in setting the evaluation framework, design, execution, and reporting, as well as the value of evidence-based presentation or translation for varied audiences. Illustrative examples include works on the state of evaluation or knowledge in a particular substantive field, new approaches to program evaluation, and program evaluation and its role in the political decision-making process.

The selection committee is chaired by Douglas J. Besharov, University of Maryland, and includes two former presidents of APPAM and two past Rossi awardees, to serve for staggered, three-year terms.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization. (Individuals may nominate their own work.) The letter of nomination (with the nominee's current address, e-mail address, and phone number) should detail the work's contributions to the field of evaluation and should include the paper or relevant parts of the body of work. Nominations should be e-mailed to Professor Besharov, Besharov@umd.edu.

Deadline for Nominations: 2014 nominations are currently open through September 1.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — Poster Session Awards

The APPAM Policy Council approved creation of this award on March 30, 2007. There is no external funding for this award and the recipients do not receive cash prizes.

APPAM seeks to reward and encourage excellence in research by new/emerging scholars as represented among the poster sessions delivered at the Annual Fall Research Conference.

Up to three poster presentations will be recognized each year through this award. The presenters of the winning poster sessions each will receive a custom prize ribbon created specifically for the award.

All poster sessions presented at the 2012 Fall Research Conference will be eligible for the award provided that they are presented in person during one of the three poster sessions.

A selection committee of three people will be appointed by APPAM to review the posters on display at the conference, attend the poster presentations, and, at the conclusion of the presentations, select up to three posters to receive the award, one per poster session.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — Raymond Vernon Memorial Award

APPAM created the Raymond Vernon Memorial award in 1985. All funding for the award comes from a special grant to APPAM from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Initially called the Vernon Prize, the title was amended to add "Memorial" after Raymond Vernon died in August 1999. Among his many lifetime accomplishments, Vernon contributed to the Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe after World War II, led the development team for the Peanut M&M (tm), was among the first to conduct quantitative analyses of stock markets using computers, served on the faculty of the Harvard University Business School and the Kennedy School of Government, and was the founding editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM).

APPAM seeks to recognize excellence in research by annually selecting a research paper published in the current volume of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management to receive the Vernon Memorial Prize.

The author(s) of the winning article share a cash award in the amount of $1,000 in addition to a certificate, recognition at the annual APPAM Fall Research Conference, and recognition in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. A separate grant covering travel costs to the Fall Research Conference also will be provided to one author.

Any research article accepted for publication in the current volume of the journal is eligible for the award.

The journal's editorial office and current editor are in charge of the selection process, including the appointment of three persons to serve as the prize selection committee. The committee reviews all research articles that are scheduled for publication in the current volume of the journal.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

The APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) 2014 application cycle is closed. The RBSI is jointly sponsored by Duke University and the American Political Science Association. Prior to 2013, the RBSI had also received support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and was designated as an REU (research experience for undergraduates) site. Due to NSF funding restrictions imposed by the Coburn Amendment, the 2013 RBSI had to be canceled. For more information on the Senate Amendment and APSA's Advocacy Efforts, please visit the APSA Advocacy Page.

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.

American Political Science Association - Rita Mae Kelly Endowment Fellowship. The Rita Mae Kelly Endowment Fund was established by her friends and colleagues in affiliation with the Women's Caucus for Political Science, the Latina Caucus for Political Science, The Committee for the Status of Latino/Latina in the Profession, the Women and Politics Research Organized Section and the Race, Ethnicity and Politics Organized Section.

The Fund will support research on the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and political power. Income from the endowment will be used to support, but not be limited to, research grants for pre-dissertation graduate students, an award, or public presentation addressing the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and politics. The fellowship can be applied to resident or non-resident scholars of the Centennial Center.

If applying as a visiting scholar, a separate application file is not necessary. Interest in this assistance may be noted on the Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Application.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — Spencer Foundation Lectureship

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The APPAM Policy Council approved this award on April 8, 2005. APPAM plans to name a lecturer every other year from 2005 to 2013. Funding for the award comes from the Spencer Foundation, created by Lyle M. Spencer in 1962 to "investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world."

The Spencer Foundation Lecture recognizes noteworthy contributions through research and analysis in the field of education policy and management.

In addition, the winner receives $5,000 and support for travel expenses, and APPAM and the Spencer Foundation may arrange to publish the lecture. The recipient is expected to produce a written version of the lecture within a reasonable time after the public presentation.

Any body of work will be considered, although the selection committee may, from time to time, decide to establish time limits for what may be considered. The selection committee may decide not to make an award in any particular year.

The selection committee for the lecture consists of three people appointed by APPAM and two persons appointed by the Spencer Foundation.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization. (Individuals may nominate their own work.) The letter of nomination (with the nominee's current address, email address, and phone number) should detail the contributions made by the work to the field of education policy and management, and should include examples of the body of work.

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — Steven D. Gold Award

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APPAM approved participation in this award in 1997 when the Policy Council adopted a policy for the creation of awards in recognition or memory of a specific person. That policy states that the association will not use operating funds to support honoraria for such awards. Accordingly, this award does not offer an honorarium. This is the only award offered through APPAM that also is offered by other associations in the public policy and management field.

The Steve Gold Award recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance. The award is given annually by APPAM, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Tax Association, in memory of Steve Gold, an active member of all three organizations whose career and life tragically were shortened by illness.

Winners receive a plaque and recognition at the annual conference of the specific organization that chairs the selection committee. APPAM will convene the selection committee for the 2014 award.

The selection committee may decide not to make an award in any particular year.

Nominations are welcomed from any institution. Please send a letter of nomination (with the nominee's current address, e-mail address, and phone number) carefully detailing the unique contributions this individual has made to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance and a digital copy of the nominee's CV to the APPAM office via email, to jmason@appam.org.

The sponsoring organizations rotate in chairing the selection committee. APPAM will convene the selection committee for the 2014 award.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization. (Individuals may nominate their own work.) The letter of nomination (with the nominee's current address, email address, and phone number) should detail the contributions made by the work to the field of education policy and management, and should include examples of the body of work.

Deadline for Nominations: September 9, 2014

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) - David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship

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  1. Agency: Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

  2. Description: The objective is to provide a unique opportunity to learn about the political system through direct exposure to public and private sector roles in health policy development. The first portion of the fellowship is a planned rotation of at least three months during which the Fellow will visit various center of current health policy development at the national level, and may include activities nearby state capitals. During the final months, the Fellow will pursue a personal interest project with the guidance of an Advisory Committee comprised of key policy makers from the private and public sectors.

  3. Eligibility: Completion of a master's degree by the beginning of the fellowship, usually in July.

  4. Length: 1 year

  5. Payment:The Fellowship winner(s) will be appointed to the staff of the Association of University Programs in Health

    Administration for purpose of salary and benefits administration. The Fellowship stipend, which is taxable as regular income, is $4,250 per month. A benefits program is also provided. The Fellowship provides up to a total of $2,500 for direct, receipted expenses for relocation to Washington, D.C. A budget is provided for the Fellow to travel to conferences and meetings. All other costs are the responsibility of the Fellow.

  6. Application Process: Application materials should be submitted directly to the Fellowship via the online form linked below not later than October 18, 2013. Application requirements include:
    • A resume
    • A statement of interest that details your motivation for a career in health policy and a description of what you hope to gain from the Fellowship, and how your experiences and education will complement the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. The statement should not exceed 1,200 words.
    • Three letters of recommendation; one from a current faculty member in the program, department, or school in which you are enrolled; one from a current or former supervisor, employer or preceptor and one from an individual who is knowledgeable about your academic and/or leadership experience. Letters must be dated within 2 months of application submission, addressed to the Fellowship, and specifically address the Fellowship criteria.
    • Academic transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts may be photocopies and need not be sent through the university. Online grade reports will not be accepted unless sent electronically directly from the registrar. A key to interpreting coding on transcripts must accompany the transcript that do not use the A-F grading format.
    • A narrative synopsis of your past and current extracurricular and volunteer activities in the community and on campus. Do not exceed 1 page.
    • You must submit the resume, statement of interest and summary of extracurricular activities via the online form. Other materials may be uploaded but also may be mailed or faxed to the Fellowship office at the address below:
      Winston Fellowship
      2000 14th Street North, Suite 780
      Arlington, VA 22201
      Fax: 703-894-0941
      Email: winston@aupha.org

Central Intelligence Agency Graduate Studies Program

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  1. Agency: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

  2. Description: Graduate studies interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. They research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, scientific, technical, and leadership developments. In addition to their analytic responsibilities, graduate studies interns become familiar with the Agency and Intelligence Community by participating in a range of meetings and projects.

  3. Eligibility: Students in a graduate degree program; Students selected for this program must be entering or continuing graduate school on a fulltime basis following this assignment. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological examination, a polygraph interview, and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required. To be considered for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs the last 12 months. Issues of illegal drug use prior to 12 months before applying to the program will be carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

  4. Length: 90 days

  5. Payment: Undisclosed

  6. Application: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/index.html

  7. Deadlines: Vary per position and availability, see website for details

  8. Positions: Varies by year

  9. Contact: Contact information specific to department in which student is interested in participating in.

Defense Intelligence Agency — Cooperative Education Program

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DIA's Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program provides a select number of talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in combination with their academic studies. This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking to serve their country to participate in the critical work of the Agency through an extended work period.

Co-ops are often selected from academic institutions with recognized Co-op programs, though not exclusively. You must be eligible to work a six-month period during your academic career. You will be considered a full-time, temporary employee during the six-month Co-op. You'll be provided with increasingly challenging assignments that are commensurate with your academic training and ability to assume additional responsibilities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current enrollment in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program which is primarily focused on skills that are deemed critical to DIA such as:
    • foreign area studies
    • intelligence studies
    • international relations
    • political science
    • geography
    • computer science
    • business administration
    • human resources
    • public administration
    • chemistry
    • physics
    • biology
    • microbiology
    • pharmacology
    • toxicology
    • engineering
    • Completion of a minimum of 60 undergraduate semester hours or its equivalent at time of employment.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at time of application.
  • U.S. citizenship of applicant and all immediate family members. Applicants with dual citizenship will not be eligible for employment with DIA. All DIA employees are subject counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests and drug tests.
  • The security clearance processing and drug screening test can not be conducted while you are overseas. Do not apply for the program if you are studying abroad within 6-9 months prior to the co-op.

Compensation

As a Co-op, you will be appointed at the GG-05 through GG-09 depending upon number of credit hours completed and relevant work experience. During the six-month program, you are eligible for paid Federal holidays, annual and sick leave. However, you will not receive health benefits since this is a temporary appointment.

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Application Process

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Application Deadlines

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Department of Health and Human Services — Health and Human Services Emerging Leaders Program

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  1. Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

  2. Description: The Program is intended to provide centralized recruitment and management, and rotations within the Operating Divisions (OPDIV) of the Department. Formal training and leadership development are the foundation of this internship resulting in a cadre of well-trained, well-qualified employees for leadership roles in the Department of Health and Human Services.

    The first 12 months of the Program will expose participants to high-level officials of the Department, introduce them to the inter-relatedness of work within the operating divisions, provide an opportunity to gain a working knowledge of the carious occupations and become familiar with the overall environment of the Department. The last 12 months of the program will be devoted to work in the participants chosen career field on a full-time basis for the selecting Operating Division. Participants will be hired by one of the Operating Divisions sponsoring the program, i.e. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Indian Health Services (IHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Administration on Aging (AoA), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), or the Office of the Secretary (OS).

  3. Eligibility: You must be a US Citizen. You must be able to qualify at the GS-9 level (Master's or higher level degree from an accredited college or university is qualifying for a GS-9 position or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-7 or a combination of education and experience).

  4. Length: 2 year

  5. Payment: GS-5 through GS-9

  6. Application: 2 letters of recommendation and transcripts submitted to:
    1. ELP Program Manager
    2. 6010 Executive Blvd., Suite 400
    3. Rockville, Maryland 20853

  7. Deadline: Please check with agency for future updates.

  8. Positions: Varies by year

  9. Contact: ELP@hhs.gov

Department of Justice — The Attorney General's Honors Program

Official Website

Many distinguished individuals began their careers as an attorney through the Attorney General's Honors Program. The Attorney General's Honors Program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.

Eligibility for the Honors Program

Eligibility is generally limited to graduating law students and recent law school graduates who entered judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying legal fellowships within 9 months of law school graduation and who meet additional eligibility requirements.

Participating Components

Every year, various components and U.S. Attorneys' Offices hire entry-level attorneys through the Honors Program. The number of entry-level attorney positions varies from year to year. Review the list of the components participating this year. New for 2014: The Attorney General's Indian Country Fellowship.

Selection Criteria

Justice takes pride in the fact that we consider the "whole candidate" when making selections for employment. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate's background including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of Justice and the relevant component.

Every year the Department hires a significant number of entry-level attorneys through the Honors Program. Selectees represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from law schools throughout the country. See the law schools attended by recent hires.

The Honors Program is centrally managed by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, but each participating component reviews the applications submitted and makes independent hiring decisions.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in starting their career as an entry-level attorney with Justice must apply through the Attorney General's Honors Program via an on-line application. We highly recommend that applicants read the application tips and checklist and assemble requested information before starting the application. Apply now.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please contact Deana Willis at (202) 514-3397 for assistance. If you have questions related to the on-line application or need technical assistance, please click the "Avue Dojo" link at the top right of the application or call the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 (available Monday — Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time).

If You Are Selected For An Interview

If you are selected for an interview for the Honors Program, see Honors Program Interviews for information about selection, the notification process, interview and travel schedules, and reimbursement.

Also see Component contacts and component-specific pre-interview requirements

Additional Information

  • Salary, Promotion, and Benefits Information
  • General Information and Conditions of Employment
  • Components, Offices and U.S. Attorneys' Offices
  • Disability Hiring

Honors Program Key Dates

Date Action
July 31st Applications available
TUESDAY AFTER LABOR DAY ABSOLUTE DEADLINE DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 11:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME
September 30th DOJ notifies candidates selected for interviews by e-mail; selected candidates begin submitting travel surveys
Mid-October DOJ notifies applicants not selected for interviews by e-mail
October 21 through November 8th DOJ conducts Honors Program interviews
November 22nd through January 2014 DOJ extends most offers
Mid-December DOJ notifies candidates not selected as finalists
January/February 2014 DOJ completes hiring selections DOJ completes hiring selections

Department of the Treasury — Summer Student Volunteer

Official Website

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world... Treasury takes pride in a demanding workplace that encourages, supports, and rewards initiative and innovation—while accommodating a personal life as well. Treasury's flexible personnel policies allow workers to balance satisfying careers with their other interests and responsibilities.

Summer Student Volunteer

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

2014 Student Summer Volunteer (HISTORY-OFAC)

Application Period: Monday, May 05, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 20

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — Honor Program

Official Website

EEOC's Attorney Honor Program hires third-year law students, full-time graduate law students, and judicial law clerks for permanent agency positions. You can also call (202) 663-7175 or TTY (202) 663-4593 for recorded information.

FBI Visiting Scientist Program

Official Website

The FBI Laboratory's Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit sponsors a "Visiting Scientist Program" in order to bring outstanding students and faculty to the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia.

Program Overview

The FBI Laboratory is one of the largest and most comprehensive crime laboratories in the world and provides forensic and technical services to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies at no expense to these agencies. The Laboratory's Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) provides technical leadership and the advancement of forensic science for the FBI as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. Scientists in the CFSRU are leading experts in their respective fields and are responsible for research and development activities; validation studies; and the transition of new forensic techniques, procedures, and protocols to the case working units within the FBI Laboratory. The results and findings of completed research projects conducted by the CFSRU scientists are published in scientific journals and presented to the forensic science community at professional meetings. In addition, the scientists provide advanced technical training in specialized fields to federal, state, and local laboratory personnel.

Since 1982, the CFSRU has sponsored the Visiting Scientist Program. Visiting Scientists include university faculty, postdoctoral fellows, recent graduates, and both graduate and undergraduate students. Postgraduate appointments are typically for one year, renewable for up to four additional years upon the recommendation of the CFSRU staff. Student and faculty appointments are normally for three months during the summer, but appointments during the academic year are also available. Participants receive monthly stipends based on the level of their education.

The Visiting Scientist Program provides a valuable connection between the FBI Laboratory and academia. Participants are afforded a unique work experience to enhance their professional development and increase their research contributions in their chosen field of study by participating in forensic science research initiatives utilizing state-of-the-art equipment at the CFSRU. Participants in the Visiting Scientist Program conduct laboratory and/or computer research, primarily involving analytical chemistry, molecular biology, or the computation of large datasets. Research is guided by experienced FBI scientists who serve as mentors. The program also serves as a mechanism for the continual transfer of knowledge from the academic community to the FBI Laboratory.

Program Status

The FBI Visiting Scientist Program is currently accepting applications. Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis. The Visiting Scientist Program is an educational opportunity provided in cooperation with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). For additional program information and instructions on how to apply, please see "How to Apply" below.

Required Qualifications

Students, postgraduates, and faculty are eligible to apply for the FBI Visiting Scientist Program. Applicants should have an interest in forensic science and be adept at acquiring new laboratory skills. Individuals with a Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, or Post-Doctorate credential in an appropriate science, engineering, or technology discipline are invited to apply. College and university faculty in the areas of science, mathematics, engineering, and other technically-related fields are also invited to apply. Preferred disciplines include Forensic Sciences and all Chemistry and Biology sub-disciplines. Only individuals possessing strong academic credentials, outstanding character, and a high degree of motivation will be selected. In order to be considered, individuals must meet all of the following qualifications at the time that they apply:

  • Students must be attending a college or university that is accredited by one of the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary of Education.
  • Student applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with their undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Postgraduate applicants still pursuing their degree must be on track to complete their degree prior to the starting date. Postgraduate applicants with degrees must have received their degree within five years of the desired starting date.
  • Faculty applicants must be full-time, permanent faculty members at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • All candidates must be citizens of the United States.
  • Candidates must meet all FBI Employment Requirements, be able to pass an FBI Background Investigation, and receive a Secret Security Clearance.

How to Apply

The FBI Visiting Scientist Program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). All applications must be submitted directly to ORISE. For application materials and instructions on how to apply, please see the FBI Visiting Scientist page ("Research Participation Program at the FBI") of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities web page. Due to the time required to process the application and complete the required FBI Background Investigation, applicants should apply a minimum of six months before their desired start date (earlier applications are strongly encouraged).

Selection Process

Participants are selected based on academic records, recommendations, applied research interests, and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at the CFSRU. Selection is also dependent upon availability of funds, staff programs, and equipment. Final selection of participants is made by CFSRU. The initial offer to participate in the Visiting Scientist Program is conditional because candidates selected must undergo an extensive FBI Background Investigation and receive an FBI Secret Clearance in order to be eligible to participate in the program.

The program is open to U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical disability, national origin, or veteran status.

Compensation

Participants receive monthly stipends based on the level of their education. Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation and lodging. It is important to note that participants in the Visiting Scientist Program are not FBI or government employees; are ineligible for benefits associated with government employment; and participation in the program conveys no special advantage when applying for FBI job vacancies.

Institute for Defense Analyses

Official Website

The Institute for Defense Analyses is a non-profit corporation that operates three federally funded research and development centers to assist the United States Government in addressing important national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise.

IDA only works for the government. To avoid institutional pressures to support Service positions, IDA does not work directly for the military departments. Also, to ensure freedom from commercial or other potential conflicts of interest, IDA does not work for private industry.

IDA takes great pride in the high caliber and timeliness of its analyses, which are produced in an atmosphere that encourages independent thinking and objective results. While working closely with sponsors to define research goals, IDA enforces a rigorous review to ensure its analyses and conclusions are thorough and sound.

Summer Associate Opportunities

The IDA Summer Associates Program provides students unique opportunity to use their quantitative and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. Each year, IDA hires paid students at its Virginia and Washington, DC, facilities to work for approximately 10-12 weeks during the summer months. For local students, there are a few opportunities to continue through the year on a part-time basis.

We seek both undergraduate (rising seniors) and graduate students with strong GPAs (3.3 or above) in a variety of disciplines including computer science, information technology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, operations research, aero/astronautical engineering, mechanical or electrical engineering, as well as materials science, international relations, policy studies, social and behavioral sciences, statistics, finance, and economics. These internships are for continuing students, so applicants must have plans to return to school in the fall.

Applicants who are selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship is required.

Institute for Humane Studies — Hayek Fund for Future Scholars

Application

The Hayek Fund for Future Scholars reimburses individuals interested in pursuing a career in the ideas of liberty up to $300 of their graduate application fees.

The Hayek Fund for Future Scholars reimburses individuals interested in pursuing a career in the ideas of liberty up to $300 of their graduate application fees.

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: ROLLING

Applications for the Hayek Fund must be submitted online at least 4 weeks in advance of your activity. You will need an IHS account to apply. You may save your application and return later to submit it.

A completed application includes the following items:

  • A completed online application form
  • Your CV or resume
  • An itemized list of expenses

For those seeking the scholarship for career development you will also need:

  • A summary of your presentation, such as an abstract or copy of the paper you intend to present at a conference, a description of arranged interviews, or a description of your planned research (e.g., a dissertation proposal)
  • A brief essay of not more than 500 words describing how your proposed activity will advance your career
  • A brief essay of not more than 500 words describing how your proposed activity advances our understanding of the principles, practices and institutions necessary for a free society or our understanding of the classical liberal or libertarian tradition

Increase your chances of being accepted and funded in a graduate program through the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars (HFFS). HFFS funding is dedicated to offsetting application costs so that you can afford to increase the number of applications you submit.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduates and recent graduates applying for full-time doctorate program to start in the 2014-15 academic year; demonstrated interest in individual and economic freedom, and strong academic potential are also essential.

How it works

Complete the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars application, including an indication of the schools that you intend to apply to, prior to submitting applications for admission. You will be notified of your application status within 3 weeks (including whether or not you have been chosen for an award, and the award amount).

  1. Complete and submit your graduate school applications, including payment.
  2. Submit proof of application and receipts for application fees to the HFFS coordinator to receive reimbursement.
Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University — Hayek Fund

Awards of up to $750 for graduate students and young faculty to attend a professional conference, attend an academic job interview, conduct research, or participate in a career development seminar.

Awards of up to $750 for graduate students and young faculty to attend a professional conference, attend an academic job interview, conduct research, or participate in a career development seminar.

Long Beach (CA) Management Assistant Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: City of Long Beach, CA

  2. Description: The program consists of four, three-month department rotations. Management Assistants will have one rotation each in the City Manager's Office and the Department of Financial Management. The other two rotations will be in areas where the City Manager has identified critical projects that the Management Assistant can help support, while meeting the interests of the program participants. These assignments are designed to give the Management Assistant a broad, positive experience in municipal government while providing resources to areas the City Manager has determined to be high priority. Dedicated rotation programs with the Harbor Department, Community Development, or Water Department may also be available.

  3. Eligibility: A master's degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or related field

  4. Length: 1 year

  5. Payment: $49,000

  6. Application: http://www.longbeach.gov/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=28978

  7. Deadline: Please check with agency for future updates.

  8. Positions: 1-4

  9. Contact:
    1. Tara Brewer, Management Assistant Recruitment Coordinator
    2. Management Assistant Program — City of Long Beach
    3. 333 West Ocean Boulevard, 13th Floor
    4. Long Beach, CA 90802

  10. Phone: (562) 570-6254

  11. TDD: (562) 570-6706

  12. Email: ManagementAssistant@longbeach.gov

National Intelligence Scholars Program

Official Website

The Defense Intelligence Agency is a Department of Defense combat support agency and important member of the United States Intelligence Community. With over 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. We provide military intelligence to war-fighters, defense policymakers, and force planners in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition.

The Program

The National Intelligence Scholars Program (NISP) affords a select number of college graduates the opportunity to obtain a quality education that will get their career off to a successful beginning. National Intelligence Scholars will begin their DIA employment with a formal agency orientation program, no later than mid-August prior to Fall enrollment in the National Intelligence University (NIU). Scholars enrolled in the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) or the Master of Science and Technology Intelligence (MSTI) degree programs are expected to complete all course work and the required thesis, no later than July 2015.

The MSSI degree program includes core and elective courses. The core curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for the complexity of intelligence work and national security in the 21st century. This innovative curriculum is focused on three main themes: globalization, future-focused intelligence and intelligence for national security. Elective courses provide students the opportunity to explore three strategic areas in more detail: Military Strategy; Intelligence Community Issues and Management; Transnational Threats and the Geostrategic Environment: Closing Intelligence Gaps.

The MSTI degree program includes seven core course, five elective courses and the thesis. The curriculum was developed to prepare students to recognize the impact of technological change, as it relates to national security and intelligence, and assist decision-makers in prioritizing science and technology intelligence requirements. MSTI students study one of five core concentrations established to focus their education to their area of thesis research. The five concentrations are Weapons of Mass Destruction; Information Operations and Cyber; Emerging and Disruptive Technologies; Geostrategic Resources and the Environment (Energy, Resources and Power); and Foreign Denial and Deception.

The National Intelligence University

The National Intelligence University (NIU) was established by the Department of Defense and is attached to the Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters, located in Washington, DC. NIU is the premier center of academic life for the intelligence community. As the sole accredited institution of higher education in the nation whose primary mission is to educate and conduct intelligence research at the highest levels of classification, the National Intelligence University incorporates a dynamic, challenging, and integrated curriculum organized around a set of learning outcomes based on the professional competencies required by the Director of National Intelligence. The University offers three accredited degrees: The Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI), the Master of Science and Technology Intelligence (MSTI) and the Bachelor of Science in Intelligence (BSI). NIU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Eligibility Criteria

All qualified individuals are eligible for this program. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabling conditions are strongly encouraged to apply. Current DIA employees are not eligible. Individuals who are currently temporary DIA employees are eligible to apply. Specific requirements include:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a U.S. accredited institution.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores. Recommended scores for the GRE should rank in the 50th percentile or higher on the verbal portion and a 4.5 on the analytic writing portion of the GRE. No other test scores may be substituted for the GRE. Scores over 5 years old will not be accepted. GRE results should be sent directly to NIU. DIA's score recipient number is 5205. Individuals with a Master's or Juris Doctor (JD) degree are not required to take the GRE. If you will have your Master's or JD degree prior to the start of the program, you are not required to submit GRE scores.
  • One signed letter of recommendation from a professor, faculty member at your present, most recent educational institution or a professional reference.
  • A cover letter with no more than 500 words. Suggested topics include which degree program you would like to pursue, your motivation for graduate study in intelligence, your professional goals and objectives, and/or your achievements in your studies or career that will enhance your capabilities to undertake such a degree.
  • U.S. citizenship is required. All students selected for the program are required to satisfactorily complete a security background investigation. Holders of dual citizenship are not eligible for security clearances.
  • All finalists selected for this program must be granted at least an Interim Top Secret security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test, polygraph and psychological assessment prior to being made a final employment offer.
  • Former Peace Corp volunteers who have not completed the required 4 year break of service do not meet DIA's general employment eligibility requirements.
  • All applicants conditionally accepted for this program and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence (CI)-scope polygraph tests. The necessary security clearance processing and drug screening test cannot be conducted while the applicant is outside the U.S. If you are studying or working abroad during the spring and early summer of 2014, please do not apply. Also, please do not apply if you will not be available to report for work by early August 2014.

Applicants will be evaluated on academic background and aptitude, analytical ability, communication skills and demonstrated leadership. Proficiency in Arabic (all dialects), Korean, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Russian, Serbian-Croatian, Indonesian, or Japanese will enhance your application.

Application Procedures

The Vacancy Announcement for the NISP program will open in October. Applications will only be accepted on-line at www.dia.mil, and must be completed by November. All supporting documents (official transcript(s), letter of recommendation, cover letter) must be received by DIA no later than November. GRE scores should be sent directly to NIU, no later than December. Only those applicants that complete the online application and submit the requested documents by the specified due dates will be considered. Applicants are responsible for submitting an on-line application and supporting documents by the specified due dates. A complete application package includes:

  • One signed letter of recommendation from a professor, faculty member at your present or most recent educational institution, or a professional reference.
  • Graduate Record Exam results should be sent directly to NIU. Our score report recipient number is 5205.
  • Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts.
  • A cover letter with no more than 500 words. Suggested topics include which degree program you would like to pursue, your motivation for graduate study in intelligence, your professional goals and objectives, and/or your achievements in your studies or career that will enhance your capabilities to undertake such a degree.

Please submit only the information requested. Official transcripts, letter of recommendation and cover letter must be sent to the address below. Do not send any other information to this address:

National Intelligence Scholars Program Manager
Defense Intelligence Agency
ATTN: OHR-1, #B4-127-13
200 MacDill Blvd. (Building 6000)
Washington, DC 20340

For additional information about DIA, please visit our website at http://www.dia.mil. For additional information about the National Intelligence University, call 202-231-3319 or refer to their web site at http://www.ni-u.edu.

DIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Operation Warfighter Initiative — Defense Intelligence Agency

Official Website

Strives to demonstrate to participants that skills obtained in the military are transferable into civilian employment. For recovering service members returning to duty, the program enables these participants to maintain active skill sets and provides the opportunity for additional training and experience that can subsequently benefit the military.

In support of this Federal internship program for recovering service members, DIA sponsors the Wounded Warrior (WW) branch. For more information on this Agency program and how to apply, please click here. There is no promise of employment at the completion of an OWF/WW assignment. However, OWF service members released from medical hold status, pending separation from military service, are considered potential candidates for full time employment with DIA.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. citizenship of the OWF participant and all members of the immediate family. (All applicants conditionally selected for temporary assignments are required to satisfactorily complete a security background investigation, counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph examination and drug screening.) Security clearances are not granted to participants who are dual citizens or who possess dual citizenship of the US, etc.
  • All OWF participants must satisfy DIA's conditions of employment before a final offer is extended.
  • OWF participants must be granted TS/SCI security clearances before a final offer is extended.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, national orgin, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.

Participation Procedures

  • Send a resume and a brief description of the type of temporary assignment you are seeking to Torland Wingfield, DIA Wounded Warrior Program Manager at torland.wingfield@dodiis.mil or Dr. Patricia Pefley, Chief, Outreach and Internships at patricia.pefley@dodiis.mil.
  • How to apply: Send a resume and a brief description of the type of temporary assignment you are seeking to
  • For additional information about DIA, please visit the DIA website at http://www.dia.mil.
United Nations — United Nations

Official Website

This Programme offers young professionals who are graduates from universities or institutions of higher education an opportunity to acquire professional experience in the technical cooperation of the United Nations Secretariat.

Can you be a United Nations intern?

  • Are you enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. programme, or in the final year of a Bachelor's programme; or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D. programme?
  • Do you have excellent command of English or French?
  • Are you neither a child or a sibling of a United Nations Secretariat staff member?

Keep in mind:

  • Duration: The internship programme lasts for at least two months and can be as long as six months. Once selected, you must begin your internship either prior to or within one year of graduation.
  • Cost: United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  • Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to the United Nations location where you will be an intern.
  • Medical insurance: You will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.
  • Confidentiality: You must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.
  • Academic Credit: You may get academic credit from your institution of higher education for the internship. Check with your university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.

If you are interested in internships with other United Nations funds and programmes listed, please apply with them directly through the links below.

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to doctoral students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus and tenure-track assistant professors. Applicants must be APSA members at the time of application. Membership in the Section for Public Administration is not required, but can be one of a variety of factors that the Volcker Awards Committee considers in making awards.

Funding Process and Purposes

Grants will be awarded annually by a three-person Volcker Awards Committee. The number, size of grants, and allocation of grants (to doctoral students and tenure-track assistant professors) awarded annually will be up to the Volcker Awards Committee. Individual grant awards are expected to average around $3,000. The number of grants and their size are determined by the Volcker Junior Scholar Research Grant Committee appointed each year. Funds may be used for such research activities as: travel to archives; travel to conduct interviews; administration and coding of survey instruments; research assistance; and purchase of datasets. This list is merely illustrative, but specifically excluded from funding are: travel to professional meetings; secretarial costs except for preparation of the final manuscripts for publication; and salary support.

Submission

Proposals sent electronically should be emailed to volcker@apsanet.org . Otherwise, three (3) hard copies of the total proposal package should be submitted to:
Paul A. Volcker Endowment for Public Administration Research and Education
Junior Scholar Research Grant Program
c/o American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206

United Nations — Headquarters Internship Programme

Official Website

The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in New York and at other major locations of the Organization.

Can you be a United Nations intern?

  • Are you enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. programme, or in the final year of a Bachelor's programme; or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D. programme?
  • Do you have excellent command of English or French?
  • Are you neither a child or a sibling of a United Nations Secretariat staff member?

Keep in mind:

  • Duration: The internship programme lasts for at least two months and can be as long as six months. Once selected, you must begin your internship either prior to or within one year of graduation.
  • Cost: United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
  • Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to the United Nations location where you will be an intern.
  • Medical insurance: You will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.

Virginia State Government — Virginia Capital Semester

Official Website

  1. Agency: Virginia State Government

  2. Description: Virginia Capital Semester offers students the opportunity to experience an internship in the state capital while continuing their studies on a full-time basis through coursework at Virginia Commonwealth University. Internships are arranged with the legislative and executive branches of Virginia government, and with the advocacy and lobbying organizations associated with Virginia government. The students participating in the Virginia Capital Semester will assemble weekly in a policy-making seminar to hear from key leaders at the Capitol and to compare experiences from their various internship placements.

  3. Eligibility: The program is geared toward undergraduate students but graduate students may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Graduate students interested in an internship may make individual arrangements with the VCU graduate program in public administration or other programs for appropriate supporting class work.

  4. Length: The program is offered in the spring semester and begins the first week of January, corresponding with the calendar of the Virginia General Assembly

  5. Payment: Contact the agency for further information.

  6. Application: http://www.vcu.edu/capitalsemester/VCS_App.pdf (application form). The application package includes: A completed application form; transcripts from your current college or university; 1 letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the student's home institution; a one-page description of your career goals and what you would hope to gain as a participant in the capital semester program.

  7. Contact: Julia E. Arnone Coordinator of Development and External Relations L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Virginia Commonwealth University Scherer Hall, Suite 501 923 W. Franklin Street P.O. Box 842028 Richmond, Virginia 23284 (804) 827-3620 arnoneje@vcu.edu

Confidentiality: You must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.

Academic Credit: You may get academic credit from your institution of higher education for the internship. Check with your university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.

If you are interested in internships with other United Nations funds and programmes listed, please apply with them directly.

Washington Center Postgraduate Professional Development Program

Official Website

  1. Agency: The Washington Center for Internships and Academics Seminars

  2. Description: This program has been developed as a partnership between TWC and the Department of Commerce Description: This program consists of 3 main components: and internship, academic courses and a leadership forum. Interns become involved in projects and diverse settings located all over Washington, D.C. International internship opportunities are also available.

  3. Eligibility: Postgraduate Professional Development Program applicants must have received their most recent college degree within 18 months of the start of the program or be currently enrolled in graduate school. They do not receive academic credit and do not need liaison or sponsor approval.

  4. Length: 1 semester

  5. Payment: Program fee is between $2,000 and $3,000. The housing fee ranges from $3,000 to $4,000. Financial assistance is available.

  6. Application: Application fee of $60 applies plus as nonrefundable deposit of $250

  7. Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

  8. Positions: Varies by year and number of applicants

  9. Phone: (202) 238-7900

  10. Toll-Free: 1-800-486-8921

  11. Email: info@twc.edu

Young Leaders Program — Heritage Foundation

The Young Leaders Program promotes the mission of The Heritage Foundation to the next generation by developing and implementing outreach to younger audiences. We offer young conservatives from around the country Washington, DC's best internship program. Through our Young Leaders Program Facebook Page and our Student Virtual Think Tank, young conservatives can interact with Heritage policy experts on their campuses. For those visiting Washington, the Young Leaders Program will host a briefing about Heritage and policy issues.

Contact YoungLeadersProgram@heritage.org for more information