Pinkerton Graduate Community Fellowship Application


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

The Pinkerton Graduate Community Fellowship is a 12-month program that runs from June 2018 to May 2019. Students accepted to the Graduate Community Fellowship:

  • Participate in paid externships. Following a week-long orientation in June, Fellows serve at partner organizations full-time for 35 hours per week for ten weeks this summer. During the fall and spring semesters, fieldwork is reduced to 14 hours per week and increased to 35 hours per week in January.
  • Fulfill the externship requirement for the Forensic Psychology or Forensic Mental Health Counseling programs.
  • Gain practical experience and clinical supervision at leading organizations focused on the issues facing New York City’s youth justice community. 
  • Earn six credits through a two-semester course (PSY 780-81) that is designed to complement their fieldwork and to enhance their understanding of clinical practice and youth justice.
  • Participate in ongoing personal and professional development seminars throughout the Fellowship.
  • Are eligible for an opportunity grant to help alleviate financial burdens.
Eligibility Criteria:       
  • Master’s student in Forensic Psychology or Forensic Mental Health Counseling enrolled for the entire academic year of the Fellowship
  • GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Demonstrated interest in youth justice, direct service, and clinical practice
  • A stipend of $4,000 for the summer
  • A stipend of $1,250 for the month of January.
  • Full in-state tuition remission for John Jay courses taken while participating in the Fellowship.
  • An unlimited monthly metro card to cover travel expenses each month.
  • An opportunity grant to help alleviate financial burdens that might arise during the Fellowship.

Application Timeline

  • Final deadline: Thursday, March 15th, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Finalists will be interviewed and notified in April
  • The fellowship begins in June 2018
Application Process

To apply to be a Pinkerton Graduate Community Fellows, you must submit:

  • A 2-3 page personal statement including: why you are interested in becoming a Pinkerton Community Fellow; what you hope to gain as a Fellow; and an assessment of your strengths and challenges.
  • A one-page resume. (Your personal statement and resume should be uploaded below as one PDF or Word doc.)
  • An unofficial transcript and current degree audit as one document
  • recommendation form from a faculty member or supervisor. The recommendation form should be submitted online by March 15, 2018.  Send this link to one professor or supervisor who will complete the recommendation on your behalf. Please note that you are responsible for contacting and following-up with your recommender to ensure that their recommendation forms were successfully submitted.

To apply, complete the fields below (including the files to upload) before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th: