Tag Archives: Government, Law and Policy

Technology Policy Fellow with Open Philanthropy

“The fellowship aims to help grow the community of people working at the intersection of US policy and Open Philanthropy’s longtermism-motivated work, especially in AI and biosecurity.

It provides selected applicants with policy-focused training and mentorship, and supports them in matching with a host organization for a full-time, fully-funded fellowship based in the Washington, DC area. Potential host organizations include executive branch offices, Congressional offices, and think tank programs.

Fellowship placements are expected to begin in early or mid-2022 and to last 6 or 12 months (depending on the fellowship category), with potential renewal for a second term (for a maximum duration of 12 or 24 months).

All the details HERE. Deadline is Sept 15.

Are you curious about fellowships?

ProFellow.com is the world’s leading online resource for information on professional and academic fellowships. We offer our readers a free fellowships database where you can search and bookmark more than 1,300 fellowships and funding awards for individuals. We also publish articles with application tips written by fellows, features and interviews with current and former fellows, and fellowship calls for applications.

For example, here is an article about 32 Public Policy Fellowships in Washington DC

Listen to Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam and Kristi

Tune in to Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam and Kristi, a podcast featuring Admissions Dean Miriam Ingber with Harvard Law School Admissions Dean Kristi Jobson.

The podcast will provide applicants candid, accurate, and straightforward advice about law school admissions —direct from the source. Episodes of Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam & Kristi will be released beginning in mid-August and every two weeks through November.

Check out the trailer and subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, including Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Legal Education Data Deck

“AccessLex prepares the Legal Education Data Deck for the use of the legal education community, policymakers, and others interested in viewing a snapshot of certain data and trends organized around our three driving principles: access, affordability and value. The Data Deck is a living document that is updated periodically, and we are happy to announce the most recent version is now available. The updated data deck trends the latest admission, enrollment, degrees awarded, tuition, and grants awarded data from the most recent ABA Standard 509, LSAC, and National Center for Education Statistics reports. Notable updates include:

  • Law school admission is becoming more competitive. After increasing in 2019, the number of admitted applicants fell slightly in 2020. The count of admitted applicants has remained stable since 2013, despite a continued increase in law school applications.
  • The number of J.D. degrees awarded to historically underrepresented students slightly increased last year, marking the first increase since 2012-2013. The share of J.D.s awarded nationally to historically underrepresented students continues to rise.
  • Students of color tend to be overrepresented among those who withdraw from law school for non-transfer reasons before their second year.
  • Average tuition at private and public resident law schools increased again in 2020. The median grant amount awarded to full time students also increased, though the increase was slightly less than the increase in average tuition. The percentage of students receiving significant institutional grant aid (at least half of tuition costs) increased slightly.
  • The percentage of schools offering conditional scholarships declined again, continuing a steady decrease since 2012. The share of the first-year class receiving these scholarships fell, continuing a trend that has been declining since 2014.”

Check out the full 44 page PDF full of data here if you are interested more: https://www.accesslex.org/research-and-data-tools-and-resources/legal-education-data-deck

Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Program is now accepting applications to the 2022 Graduate Fellowship. The application deadline for the 2022 Fellowship is September 22, 2021.

Interested in a career serving U.S. interests abroad?  If so, the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world.  Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC or at a U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe.

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people,  who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity and have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.  The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

Click here to apply and learn more.

Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rangel Fellowship is a premier U.S. Department of State program created to attract diverse talent to its Foreign Service. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school, internships, and professional development. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates, can come from any academic discipline and must be seeking entry into graduate school in fall 2022. 

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher. US Citizens. Deadline: September 29, 2021 http://rangelprogram.org/

Best Practices in Applying to Graduate School in International Affairs

Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for an introductory webinar on best practices when applying for graduate school.

Tuesday, August 3 from 1-2 pm Eastern

In this monthly series, APSIA’s International Admissions and Operations Manager will answer questions about:

  • Selecting a graduate program
  • Preparing an application
  • Paying for school
  • Career opportunities

Click HERE to register.