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.
• 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.