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Graduate Fellowships

The Institute has one graduate student fellowship that is awarded in the fall each year. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FELLOWSHIP AND AN INTERNSHIP?

While the term "fellowship" is used by a variety of different programs, generally fellowships:

  • are short-term opportunities lasting from a few months to several years
  • focus on the professional development of the fellow
  • are sponsored by a specific association or organization seeking to expand leadership in their field

Institute fellowships are structured to provide significant work experiences, and fellows are often expected to take on a great deal of responsibility quickly. Generally, fellows are provided with unique experiences that are not typically available to the average graduate student. In the past, Institute graduate fellows have worked on areas of interest including, but not limited to: opinion polling, term limits, redistricting, etc.

How Do I Apply?

To apply, please fill out our Student Opportunties Application

You may bring the application to the Institute (How Do I Contact/Find the Institute) or send it by email with the directions below.

To send by email:

1. Save PDF to desktop, fill out your information.

2. Save edited PDF and add as an email attachment.

3. Send to paulsimoninstitute@gmail.com.