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Apply To Be A 2011 Leadership Fellow!


TFAS is looking for 20 young alumni working in the public policy arena to participate in the fifth annual TFAS Fellows program. Join an exclusive group of young policy leaders for an exciting year of networking and education in D.C.!

– Applicants should be committed to the ideals of free markets and limited government and living and working near the Washington, D.C. area.
– Participants should have public policy experience with organizations such as think tanks, congressional offices, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public affairs or lobbying groups, publications covering public policy or politics, academia, and/or international affairs.
– There is no age requirement to apply, but please note the fellowship is aimed at those with 2 to 12 years of experience.

Deadline for applications is: December 3, 2010

This year-long networking and education program is designed to develop young leaders with a shared commitment to helping improve public policy.

The events throughout 2011 will help participants to:
• Develop strong connections to other alumni working in public policy
• Network with key public policy leaders
• Participate in academic discussion sessions led by TFAS Faculty
• Enhance their professional development through skill-based sessions

Fellows must commit to 2 weekend retreats and four of the five additional events scheduled throughout the year. Tentative events include:
• January 26, Reception honoring 2010 Fellows and Orientation for 2011 Fellows
• February 26-27, Weekend Retreat
• March 22, Speaker Event
• April 14-15, Annual Conference hosted by TFAS
• May 17, Speaker Event
• July 19, Networking Event
• September 20, Speaker Event
• October 15, Day Retreat
• November 15, Speaker Event

Applicants must:
1. Be an alumnus of one of The Fund for American Studies Institutes.
2. Work in the field of public policy. (Please note that full-time graduate students are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those currently working in the field).
3. Be committed to the ideals of free markets and limited government.
4. Live and work in the Washington, D.C. area.
5. It is recommended that applicants have at least 1-2 years of work experience, but all with a strong resume will be considered.

Interested alumni should complete a brief ONLINE SURVEY by December 3, 2010 and submit a copy of their current resume to Kristen Wright at kwright@TFAS.org.

Applicants will be notified in mid-December of their participation status.

“The TFAS Leadership Fellows program has been an incredible way for me to connect with other young professionals from across all sectors of business and government. Not only do we have intense discussions about the issues most important to moving our country forward, but we are able to form personal relationships that I know will last long after the program ends. The Leadership Fellows program is a must for any TFAS alumni in the Washington area.”
– Bryan Wood (B 06), 2010 Fellow



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