Fellowship: The Archer Center’s Summer 2017 Graduate Program in Public Policy (Washington, DC)

Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2016

Texas National Security Network Fellowships: New Opportunity for Archer Center Graduate Fellows!

Earlier this year, UT System Chancellor William McRaven announced a “quantum leap” effort focused on national security issues and opportunities. That effort led to the creation of the Texas National Security Network. The Network is proud to offer a generous fellowship opportunity for graduate students from any UT System campus who are accepted into the Archer Center’s summer 2017 Graduate Program in Public Policy and secure a national security-related internship in the Washington, D.C.-area.

Our nation’s capital stands as the epicenter of the national security ecosystem, and firsthand exposure to national security work can provide students with indispensable perspectives on areas such as foreign policy, defense policy, intelligence, and technological research and development related to national security. In addition to its demonstrable educational benefits, a successful internship can also serve as a tremendous asset for students in eventual permanent employment.  Potential internships can include, but are not limited to, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, intelligence agencies, relevant Congressional committees and offices, and think-tanks or research institutes undertaking national security-related work.

The Texas National Security Network fellowship is $10,000.  This fellowship is designed to cover the Archer Center’s program fee for the Graduate Program in Public Policy, housing, transportation, and other living expenses for the summer.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic record, statement of purpose, references, and the alignment of their academic and professional goals with the broader purposes of the National Security Fellowship.  In the event that there are more applicants than available slots, preference will be given to students with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a professional career in a national security-related field.

Applications for the 2017 Graduate Program in Public Policy are due on November 1, 2016. Please contact the Archer Center’s executive director, Katie Romano, with any questions.

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