A competitive annual program that accepts up to 20 talented graduate students from a college or university within New York State. In addition to academic coursework, Fellows work in the state legislature, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations. Additional outreach components of the program include a statewide network of mentors, workshops and conferences, policy field trips and community service opportunities. The Fellowship on Women and Public Policy is an intensive leadership development program designed to promote equity and excellence in public service and encourage government to be more responsive to the needs of women, children, families, and communities in New York State. 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 through June.