State Policy Fellowship Program
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 State Policy Fellowship, an initiative of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (www.cbpp.org), a national policy institute, and the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI), a network of influential state policy organizations. The program seeks to increase the diversity of the next generation of leaders who will shape state policies that affect disadvantaged families and communities.
Fellows will spend two years as entry-level analysts in a state policy organization in the SFAI network (www.statefiscal.org) or with a Washington based research organization. Fellows will research and write analyses on current policy issues; brief policymakers, journalists, and others on these issues; and serve as a resource for advocates and community groups.
Making a Difference for Vulnerable Families and Communities
Fellows will tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education, and criminal justice. Working in independent, highly respected think tanks located in state capitals, they will analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms.
Fellows will become part of a national network coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and will travel to Washington, D.C. for training and career development. The program also identifies mentors and provides ongoing training and opportunities for professional growth.
1) graduate degree in public policy, law, social work, economics, public health or related field by August 2014,
2) strong academic record, and
3) eligibility to work in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.
The fellowships are paid, full time positions with benefits.
We invite candidates who recently received a graduate degree and who have an interest in state fiscal policy and a commitment to improving opportunities for low- and moderate-income families to apply.
Application requirements include a personal essay, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Completed applications must be submitted by January 24, 2014, but we encourage applicants to apply earlier.
For complete eligibility requirements and more information, please visit www.cbpp.org/fellowship or visit us on Facebook under State Policy Fellowship Program. Fellowships will begin at the end of August 2014.