2017-2018 Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship Application

To learn more about the Fellowship and to apply for the next cohort, please read this page in full.

Commitment and Compensation
The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship is a 9-month program that will begin in late August 2017 and run through late May 2018. The fellowship components are listed below:

  • Enroll and participate in the Policy Advocacy Practicum (PAD 814-816). The class will meet once a week during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Intern at an assigned host site for 14 hours per week (beginning the first full week of each semester). Host sites will be determined at a “speed interviewing” event.
  • Participate in additional TPAF activities outside of usual class and placement hours—such as professional development and skill-building workshops. These sessions are expected to average 8 hours per semester.

In exchange for participating in Fellowship and meeting all of the requirements detailed above, Fellows will receive:

  • Full in-state tuition remission for John Jay courses taken while participating in the Fellowship. Please note: Tuition remission is applied at the in-state rate for each Fellow’s respective degree program. Fellows who pay out-of-state tuition are responsible for paying the difference between the New York State resident rate and the non-resident rate in their degree program.
  • A one-time stipend of $1,000 in the fall to obtain the required readings for the Policy Advocacy Practicum and to cover any other Fellowship-related expenses, such as travel to and from host sites.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Be graduate-level students at John Jay College for the entire academic year of the Fellowship
• Have at least a 3.2 GPA at John Jay College
• Demonstrate passion and commitment for social justice and policy advocacy
• Intern at a Tow Fellowship partner organization for 14 hours per week throughout the academic year and participate in the required course each semester (PAD 814-816)

The application process for the 2017-2018 year is now closed.  Please contact Rafael Rodriguez if you would like additional information.