Center for Women in Government and Civil Society Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
By offering policy-related placements in New York State agencies, the Legislature and statewide nonprofit advocacy organizations, the fellowship encourages graduate students to pursue careers in public policy while increasing the capacity of New York State Government. The program is administered by the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, a part of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York. The fellowship offers a $9,000 stipend and tuition assistance for academic coursework. The program takes place in the spring semester during which fellows are full-time graduate students at Rockefeller College with policy-related field placements (in Albany) for thirty hours a week from January thru June. Through an intensive screening and interview process, the program selects bright and motivated women who have demonstrated an interest in public policy and the issues of underrepresented populations. A committee reviews each candidate’s vitae, transcripts, letters of recommendation and conducts interviews.