Host a Tow Fellow

The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship provides John Jay College of Criminal Justice graduate students with hands-on internships working for successful policy advocacy organizations in New York City while they complete relevant coursework to deepen and enrich their field experiences.

Fellows apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance the goals of the host organization and the field of policy and advocacy. Hosting a Tow Fellow is an incredible opportunity for host sites to build organizational capacity while developing the next generation of policy leaders.

Host sites address a variety of social and criminal justice issues. While they represent a diversity of size, scope, and approach, all are engaged in cutting-edge policy advocacy work. Prior Tow Fellowship host sites include:

Bronx Defenders | Children’s Defense FundCitizens Budget Commission
College & Community FellowshipCorrectional Association of New York
Drug Policy Alliance | EIO (Education from the Inside Out) Coalition | Fortune Society
MFY Legal Services Three-Quarter House Tenant Organizing Project
National Network for Safe Communities | Osborne AssociationSupportive Housing Network of New YorkUrban Justice CenterVera Institute of Justice

  • Opportunity to deepen organizational capacity and reach.
  • Support and consultation for organizations and supervisors throughout the Fellowship commitment.
  • A partnership with John Jay College and access to the intellectual resources it offers.

Learn more about the Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship by downloading the Host Site Manual.


Click here to apply to host a Tow Fellow for the 2019-2020 cohort (running from September 2019 to May 2020).

Applications due by Monday, August 5, 2019.