Pew Fellowships available for graduating students – due 5/24

A new fellowship program is available at the Pew Charitable Trusts, open to graduating seniors, graduate students completing their degrees, or those who have recently graduated. Please share widely. Applications for 2010-2011 positions are due May 24, 2010!

The Pew Leadership Year offers hands-on experience in public policy advocacy, research and communications to individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors and have recently completed an undergraduate or advanced degree.  The first Pew Leadership Year will begin in September 2010 and conclude in August 2011.

These year-long, paid positions – all based in the Washington, DC, office – will provide 22 exceptionally talented students the chance to work alongside Pew professionals, gaining valuable skills while making contributions to the organization’s work. Each program participant will focus on one discipline –policy/advocacy, research or communications – within one department – Pew Environment Group, Pew Economic Policy Group, Pew Center on the States, or Pew Health Group.

Deadline for Pew Leadership Year applications is May 24, 2010.

Eligibility criteria:

The Pew Leadership Year is open to individuals graduating with a bachelor or advanced degree from December 2009 through August 2010.  Individuals who studied the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: economics, political science, environmental science, health science, communications, journalism or public policy.  An applicant must have the legal right to work in the United States at the time of applying to the program.
Additional information is provided on the attached and at http://www.pewtrusts.org/template_page.aspx?id=58216.

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