Who Can Apply?

Core Requirements

  • A college degree plus two years of relevant research or advocacy experience; OR a graduate degree in a related field acquired within the past two years, or an expected graduate degree before August 1, 2022.
  • Strong quantitative and writing skills.
  • A commitment to improving the well-being of low- and moderate-income households,
  • A building and/or deepening commitment to racial justice work.
  • Demonstrated interest in working on public policies affecting low-income communities, communities of color, and LGBTQ communities, and policies with implications for racial equity.
  • The ability to work on multiple tasks both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team, often on a time-sensitive basis.
  • Familiarity with state tax policy issues and concepts is an advantage, but not required.
  • A two-year commitment is expected – candidates must be eligible to work full time in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.

Additional requirements based on type of fellowship:

In addition to requirements described above, some fellows in the 2022 cohort will be focusing specifically on state tribal policy. Additional requirements for the state tribal position are listed below.

State Tribal Positions

  • A basic understating of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) history and peoples, the unique political status of tribal governments, the government-to-government relationship and federal trust responsibility, and tribal sovereignty and how this informs and shapes federal, state, and tribal government interactions and policy formation.

  • An interest in building authentic relationships with tribal leaders and working collaboratively combined with a knowledge about national and state agendas, issues, impacts, and trends in policy as they relate to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and desire to develop a policy agenda that reflects tribal priorities within a state policy context.

  • Direct experience with services to American Indian/Alaska Native communities is preferred.

  • Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities highly preferred.

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