Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship Application

The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship is now recruiting John Jay College of Criminal Justice students for the 2018-2019 cohort.


The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship is a nine month program that will begin in late August 2018 and run through late May 2019. All Tow Policy Advocacy Fellows will:

  • Participate in the Policy Advocacy Practicum (PAD 814-816). The class meets 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.
  • Participate in professional development, skill-building workshops, and other professional enrichment activities. These sessions are expected to average 8 hours per semester.

Fellows who meet all of the requirements detailed above 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 stipend of $2,000 to cover Fellowship-related expenses.
  • 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


To apply for the Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship, please complete the form below and upload the following materials by Monday, April 9th, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

application components

Personal Statement (3 pages max)
In no more than three double-spaced pages, your personal statement should address the following:

  1. Why are you interested in policy advocacy? Explain any relevant personal, professional, or academic experiences and the insight you gained from them.
  2. What do you hope to gain from being a Tow Policy Advocacy Fellow?
  3. Explain your academic interests, strengths, and weaknesses.

Resume (2 pages max)
Include your current resume or C.V., highlighting any work, volunteer, or academic experience relevant to this fellowship.

Include your unofficial John Jay transcript in your application. If you don’t not yet have any grades as a John Jay grad student, include your final undergraduate transcript instead. (Any method for including your transcript in your application is acceptable; just ensure that your transcript is accurate and legible. For example, one approach is pasting a screenshot of your transcript into your application.)