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Public Policy Fellows


The Public Policy Fellows program is a year-long networking and education program for TFAS alumni 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 with other alumni working in public policy
  • Network with key public policy leaders and journalists
  • Participate in academic discussion sessions led by TFAS Faculty
  • Enhance their professional development through skill-based sessions


All applicants must:

  • Be an alumnus of one of The Fund for American Studies programs
  • Work in the field of public policy
  • Be committed to the ideals of free markets and limited government
  • Live and work in the Washington, D.C. area.

It’s recommended that applicants have at least 1-2 years of work experience, but anyone with a strong resume will be considered.


The Public Policy Fellows application deadline for 2016 has passed. If you are interested in the 2017 fellows program, please see below for a tentative schedule or contact Brigit Moore at for more information.

2015-16 Public Policy Fellows work at a table at the retreat
2015-16 Public Policy Fellows brainstorm at their retreat


Orientation and Welcome Dinner
Tuesday, Sept. 13

Weekend Retreat
Oct. 14-16
Location: Richmond, Virginia

Monthly Speaker Events
6:30 – 8 p.m.
November 15, 2016
December 13, 2016
January 17, 2016
March 14, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 16, 2017

Saturday Retreat:
February 18, 2017

Optional Event:
Holiday Open House
December 2016