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Become The Best Public Policy Leader In Washington

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Sarah Seman (IPJ 12) discusses ideas with other TFAS Public Policy Fellows during a discussion on media and public policy with Jim Forbes, director of communications for Congressman Mike Bost of Illinois.
Sarah Seman (IPJ 12) discusses ideas with other TFAS Public Policy Fellows during a discussion on media and public policy with Jim Forbes, director of communications for Congressman Mike Bost of Illinois.

 

The TFAS Public Policy Fellows program is an exciting opportunity to spend a year with other accomplished TFAS alumni at networking and educational events around the Washington, D.C. area.

Through the program, fellows foster professional and personal connections with enterprising alumni and learn the skills they need to take the next steps in their careers.

TFAS alumna Sarah Seman (IPJ 12) is a data graphics specialist at The Heritage Foundation. As a 2015-2016 Public Policy Fellow graduate, Seman says the program was a unique opportunity to dig deeper into public policy issues with fellow young professionals.

“It feels like everyone in D.C. is trying to sell you their ideas, and it was really rewarding to spend time – not just adopting another person’s view – but wrestling through and exploring thoughts with the other fellows and visiting speakers,” she said.

Last year’s program highlights included impactful guest speakers such as Forbes 30 Under 30 winner Professor Christopher Koopman and “Popular Economics” author John Tamny, as well as exciting social events, including a wine tasting and education night where fellows explored tasting techniques and wines from around the world.

This fall, TFAS is seeking approximately 20 young professionals working in public policy to participate in the 2016 – 2017 Public Policy Fellows program.

To apply, fill out this short online application by Aug. 29, and submit an updated resume to Public Policy Fellows director, Brigit Moore, at bmoore@TFAS.org. Please see below for more specifics and application qualifications for the fellowship.

To view photos from last year’s program, please visit TFAS.org/photos.

The 2016 TFAS Public Policy Fellows pause for a photo at the top of the observation tower at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial during their 2016 winter retreat.
The 2016 TFAS Public Policy Fellows pause for a photo at the top of the observation tower at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial during their 2016 winter retreat.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
The Public Policy Fellows program is a year long networking and education program designed to develop young leaders with a shared commitment to improving public policy.
The goal of the fellowship program is to provide events that allow young alumni 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
  • Attend exciting and enriching events
  • Enhance their professional development through skill-based sessions

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS
All applicants must:

  1. Be an alumnus of one of The Fund for American Studies programs
  2. Work in the field of public policy
  3. Be committed to the ideals of free markets and limited government
  4. Live and work in the Washington, D.C. area.
  5. It’s recommended that applicants have at least one to two years of work experience, but anyone with a strong resume will be considered.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Interested alumni should submit a copy of their current resume and complete a brief online application by Aug. 29, 2016. Fill out the online questionnaire here.

Resumes and questions should be directed to the Public Policy Fellows director, Brigit Moore, at bmoore@TFAS.org.  Applicants will be notified in late August of their participation status.

 

 

 

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