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Fellowships and Scholarships

Political Science

Fellowships and Scholarships

IHS Journalism Internship Program

Sharpen your journalism skills during a paid internship in print, broadcast, or investigative journalism during the fall, spring or summer.  The IHS Journalism Internship Program offers internships at newspapers, major media networks and state-based policy organizations. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the Orange County Register, CNN, Fox News, and many other companies and organizations.
We're looking for skilled writers passionate about liberty and who support individual rights and free markets.Previous experience is a plus but not required. We encourage students from all disciplines, including political science and economics, to apply. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible. Spring Deadline: November 15, 2009
Summer Deadline: January 31, 2010
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career skills seminars and weekly policy lectures. You’ll gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and hone your professional skills.

Internships are available at more than 70 think tanks and nonprofits involved with state or federal policy located across the United States. The program includes a $1,500 stipend plus travel and housing assistance.

Émigré Memorial German Internship Program

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program – German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag). Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand. EMGIP is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the U.S. or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education and / or healthcare.

EMGIP runs three times a year — fall, spring, and early summer — for one to three months, depending on elections, holiday schedules and state offices’ preferences. While participants have some flexibility as to when they would like to do their internship, late summer, and the winter holiday season are not feasible.

Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowships

Fellowships of up to $2,000 a year provide minority students with an opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor and participate in special symposia and summer research internships.

Application deadline: April 15 (for succeeding year)

Contact: City College Fellowships Office, NAC 6/316.

Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund

Established by the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, this scholarship of $1,250 per year is awarded to students who demonstrate characteristics of scholarship, leadership and service.


·      16 credits at any branch of CUNY

·      GPA of 3.75 or better

·      4 letters of recommendation attesting to contributions to college and community (two from faculty, regarding academic performance)

·      bursar's receipt as proof of fulltime enrollment

·      completed application form

Application deadline: November 27 (for succeeding academic year).

Contact: Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund
                 25 West 43rd St, Fifth Floor
                 New York, N.Y. 10036.

Harry S. Truman Scholarships

This national, highly competitive scholarship awards a maximum of $7,000 annually for up to four years to students who will be juniors in the forthcoming academic year and who have demonstrated outstanding potential for leadership in any phase of government.


·      U.S. citizen

·      fulltime sophomore

·      an average of at least 'B'

·      major should lead to a career in public service

·      demonstrate an interest in public service at federal, state or local level

Application deadline: December 1 ( for succeeding year).
Administered by: Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
                 712 Jackson Place N.W.
                 Washington D.C. 20006.

New York City Department of Personnel's Fellowship/Internship

The Urban Fellows Program is a nine-month program that combines work in Mayoral offices and city agencies with an intensive seminar that explores key issues facing the city government. Good career prospects. The fellowship carries a stipend of $20,000.

Application deadline: January 18 (for September of that year)
Contact: City of New York, Department of Personnel
220 Church Street, Room 424
New York, NY 10013.

Tel: (212)566-0430.