Leventhal Fellowship

This program honors the late Paul Leventhal, who advocated tirelessly for the protection of the United States and the world from the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the materials and technology to make such weapons.  One LBJ School student per year is awarded a stipend for a summer internship at a governmental or non-governmental institution working on nuclear nonproliferation or associated weapons of mass destruction issues.

Donations to the Leventhal Fellows Endowment are tax-deductible.
For online donations, click here.  Or make checks payable to “The University of Texas at Austin,” include a memo line stating “Paul Leventhal Fellows Endowment,” and mail to:

ATTN: Development Office
The LBJ School of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin
2300 Red River St., Stop E2700
Austin, TX 78712

For further info on giving: Rachel Ciullo (rciullo@austin.utexas.edu) Tel. (512) 471-3004
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Past Leventhal Fellows

Weldon-courtney-cropped2015 — Courtney Weldon
Intern at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Missile, Chemical, and Biological Nonproliferation. Courtney graduated in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Global Policy Studies and a specialization in Energy Security.

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2014 — Hannah Alberts
Intern at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Washington D.C., for a project on rethinking nuclear deterrence.  Hannah graduated in 2016 with a dual Master’s degree in Global Policy Studies (at the LBJ School) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Application Process

Current LBJ students are invited to apply by February 20 of each year for a Leventhal Fellowship the following summer.  Applicants should submit a C.V. and a statement of interest (maximum one page) expressing why they seek such an internship and how the experience would advance their eventual career goals.  These materials should be emailed to the NPPP Coordinator, Prof. Alan J. Kuperman (akuperman@mail.utexas.edu).  Applicants also should indicate whether they already have arranged an internship.  If requested, the NPPP can help match the Fellow with an appropriate organization – such as a federal government office, NGO, or think tank – in Washington, DC, or elsewhere.