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Graduate-level students who will continue with their studies in the 2015-16 academic year at local universities, including Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, Suffolk University, Northeastern University, UMass Boston, Brandeis, and Tufts University, who are studying in programs with public-policy implications for the Greater Boston metropolitan area or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are eligible for our program.
Students can come from a wide range of fields, including: architecture and design, business administration, economics, education, ethnic studies, divinity, engineering, environmental studies, geography, medicine, nursing, political science, public health, psychology, public policy, sociology, urban policy and planning, and women's studies. Students from other disciplines are welcome to apply for internships as well, as long as their study somehow relates to public policy issues in Greater Boston. (Law students at local law schools are eligible for a separate Rappaport internship program coordinated by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service. For more information, contact Jannelle Cioffi, The Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation.)
There are three ways to learn more about the Rappaport Institute Public Policy Fellow Program:
Applications should include
Please submit your application on single-sided paper with a paper clip (PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE OR PUT IN A FOLDER) and a footer in the lower right corner of each page that states your name and “Fellowship Program.”
Applications should be sent to:
Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Applications are due by January 16, 2015.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 16, 2015
First Round Candidates Announced: Friday, February 6, 2015
Recommendations Deadline: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
2015 Public Policy Fellows Announced: late February - early March 2015