A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY AT THE CENTER FOR WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT &
CIVIL SOCIETY, ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
Are you a graduate student or mid-career professional seeking to
and strengthen your leadership skills and broaden your public policy knowledge?
Are you committed to positive social change and to advancing the
well-being of all New Yorkers?
If so, the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society
invites you to apply to its Fellowship on Women & Public Policy
program. Since 1983, the program has prepared public policy
leaders by instilling the knowledge and cultivating the skills needed to become effective advocates and administrators.
Through a balanced and comprehensive approach that combines academic
instruction, field placement in a New York State-based public policy position, and personal and professional
development activities, the program supports fellows to:
- Understand the public policy world with both theoretical and practical instruction from leaders in the
- Research, analyze, and advocate for issues of concern to women, children, families and communities in
New York State;
- Strengthen skills in writing, public policy analysis and creative and critical thinking, and sharpen interpersonal
and critical skills needed to become effective leaders;
- Explore ways to overcome personal and professional barriers to leadership, and
- Develop a professional network of mentors and become part of an expanding community of alumnae Fellows.
Based in Albany, New York, this six month program runs from the beginning
of January through the end of June each year. Fellows are full-time graduate students in the Spring semester, and
work thirty hours a week in their placement offices. A $10,000 stipend plus tuition assistance is available to
The Fellowship invites qualified graduate students and professionals
who have completed at least 12 credits of graduate coursework and possess a minimum of three years work
to apply. Fellows are selected on a competitive basis, and must be in good academic standing at their college or
Fellowship placement experiences include work on policy issues such
as: workforce development; women’s health and wellness; juvenile justice; immigrant and refugee rights,
domestic violence and many more. Fellows are placed in one of three policy settings: NYS agencies, statewide
advocacy organizations, and the NYS Legislature.
Download an application.
For more information about the Fellowship on Women & Public Policy, please contact Cara Long, Deputy Director, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Bonnie Beard, Director of the Women's Leadership Academy, at
email@example.com or by phone at 518.442.3896.