CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
POLICY FELLOWS PROGRAM APPLICATION 2013-2014
The Policy Fellows program requires participants to make a commitment to professional and personal growth as part of a cohort. Fellows meet once a month as a group between September and early June (most often on Fridays), and travel to Washington, D.C., for a multi-day study trip with prominent elected officials and national leaders in public affairs. Fellows also engage in a group project of their own design, working with community partners to address a public policy issue. Policy Fellows can expect to spend 10 to 15 hours per month on activities related to the program. Please use this application to describe your past and current leadership activities, and how participation in the program will enhance your professional and/or personal goals. You may additionally send your resume.
Applications and recommendation letters must be postmarked or emailed by Friday, May 31, 2013.
Provide your preferred contact information for program correspondence and, if accepted, for the program directory.
NAME STREET ADDRESS CITY
E-MAIL EDUCATION (schools, dates attended, major/degree) (Please type or paste text here. The available space will expand as you type.)
CURRENT AND PAST EMPLOYMENT (employers, job titles, dates of employment, basic responsibilities)
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES (service organizations, religious groups, political work, etc., including dates of activity, positions and/or responsibilities)
SPECIAL INTERESTS AND SKILLS
APPLICATION ESSAY The essay should be no more than two pages in length (10-12 pt font; double- or 1.5-spaced). Feel free to use the attached form. Since we are unable to conduct personal interviews with candidates, it is useful for you to think of the essay as an opportunity for the selection committee to get to know you personally. Please respond to the following prompt: A main goal of the Policy Fellows program is building civic capacity to pursue the common good. Please describe an experience that has shaped your understanding of "the common good." In what ways would the Policy Fellows program help you advance the common good and contribute to the civic fabric of our state? RECOMMENDATION LETTERS Applicants must submit two letters of support (with the recommendation form as a cover sheet) by the application deadline. The letters may accompany the application or be sent under separate cover. Recommendation forms are available on our website: www.politicsandgovernance.org in the Policy Fellows section.
How did you learn about the Policy Fellows program? From a current or former Policy Fellow (name): Presentation, announcement, or email at workplace (location): Presentation, announcement, or email to a group (please specify): Other: RETURN BY EMAIL:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include â€œPolicy Fellows program applicationâ€? in subject line) If you email your application, there is no need to send a hard copy.
RETURN BY U.S. MAIL:
Kate Cimino CSPG, Policy Fellows Program 301 - 19th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55455
POLICY FELLOWS APPLICATION ESSAY
A main goal of the Policy Fellows program is building civic capacity to pursue the common good. Please describe an experience that has shaped your understanding of "the common good." In what ways would the Policy Fellows program help you advance the common good and contribute to the civic fabric of our state?