About Around the Square January 19, 2010

Graduate School Opportunities for Alumni

If you are working in your chosen field, have a demonstrated commitment to public service, and strong leadership skills, and are working in a team environment, this paid fellowship may be for you. 

Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows Program is the nation’s most prestigious public service fellowship. Once selected, fellows will gain invaluable government experience while working with senior White House staff, cabinet secretaries, and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows will also participate in off-the-record, candid discussions with a diverse group of people, including Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, journalists, historians, and business executives. Fellows will study United States policy in action by participating in policy study-trips and complete one or more community service projects during the year.

Applicants must be United States citizens. Employees of the federal government are not eligible unless they are career military personnel. There are no formal age restrictions. However, the fellowship program was created to give selected Americans the experience of government service early in their careers.

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 1. Finalists will be notified in May. And in June, the selection process will begin. At that time national finalists will be interviewed over a two-and-a-half day period by members of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships at a location near Washington, D.C. The White House Press Office will announce the president’s official selection of the incoming class of White House fellows later that month.

Applications are available on the White House website and must be completed online. Visit www.whitehouse.gov/fellows for more information.

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