Fellowships in Policy and Government, Upcoming Deadlines

Dear Students,

Three fellowship programs that can help you launch a career in government/public policy have upcoming deadlines: the NYS Assembly Graduate Internship Program, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, and the Presidential Management Fellowship. Recently, three Graduate Center students/alumni have been awarded these competitive fellowships.

  • Rebecca Rasch, a Graduate Center Sociology PhD, served as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Forest Service from 2015-2017, and is currently a Regional Social Scientist there. You can read more about her work here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccajrasch/



  • Susan Tsang, a 2015 Biology PhD, is currently a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. You’ll be able to hear her career story in one of our upcoming podcasts.


We encourage you to apply and are happy to provide feedback on your applications. Because deadlines are coming up, please contact me directly to let me know you’re planning to apply.

Jennifer S. Furlong, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 3300.17
New York, NY 10016-4309
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2018 NYS Assembly Graduate Internship Program in Albany

As we approach the 2018 application deadline, I am writing to remind you about a superlative learning opportunity in Albany, the New York State Assembly Graduate Internship Program.

For information and applications, please see the following links:

Information: http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/graduates/

Application: http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/application/
The deadline for 2018 applications is October 31.


The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program is a prestigious two-year program to prepare graduates of graduate programs for upper-level management positions in the federal government.  It also provides some career assistance and access to a network of former and current fellows.  Fellows have gone on to careers in all branches of government and the private sector.

The application for the PMF Class of 2018 opens Monday, October 23, 2017 (12 Noon ET) via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at www.USAJOBS.gov; search for “Presidential Management Fellows”.  NOTE:  The announcement will only be visible during the application period. It closes Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (12 Noon ET).  For application information for 2018, see https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/2018-application.aspx


The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is Seeking Recent and Current Graduate Students

This highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits recent graduates (who completed an advanced degree two years prior to the application opening date) and current graduate students (who will complete an advanced degree by August 31, 2018) annually in the fall.

 Here is a sampling of degrees and disciplines for which the Federal Government has projected a need:

 Accounting/Finance

 Aeronautics and Space Science

 Computer Science

 Economics

 Engineering (all disciplines)

 Environmental Sciences

 Health/Medical Science

 Human Resources

 Information Technology

 International Affairs

 Public Administration and Public Policy

 Public Health

 Statistics

In addition, the Federal Government has a specific need for degrees and discipline related to Cybersecurity and Privacy.

 Fellows receive: Two-year paid fellowships, Competitive Pay and Benefits, and Training and Development

 Program and application information can be found at www.pmf.gov.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Each year, the program adds to a growing corps over 3,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and the world. The deadline to apply is November 1.