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Application Requirements

The deadline to apply for the Public Policy/Schroeder Center summer internship fellowship program has been extended to Friday, April 30. 

To be considered for the Public Policy/Schroeder Center Fellowship Program, students should submit the following materials by the application deadline of April 30, 2021 to Kelly Metcalf-Meese (klmetcalfmeese@wm.edu) AND via Tribe Careers (log onto your Tribe Careers account and search for the FUSE postings through the Jobs tab):

1.  Completed application form which is available by clicking here

2.  Statement of interest (no more than 800 words total) addressing the following points:

  • What is the connection between this internship and your career goals? How do you hope to benefit from the internship?
  • What policy area is the focus of your internship?  Why does this interest you?
  • Would funding help you afford an internship? If relevant, outline any costs you anticipate incurring as a result of the internship (see budget requirement below). 
  • List any other sources of funding that you have applied for and/or received whether from either W&M or external sources. Please note the amount of the funding and when you anticipate hearing about whether you will receive it.  The Public Policy/Schroeder Center Fellowship award can be held concurrently with any other awards, although these other awards/sources should be mentioned in your statement of interest.  Students who are selected as Public Policy/Schroeder Center fellows and who receive funding from additional W&M or external sources after award amounts are determined, are required to report the additional funding to Elaine McBeth at mcbeth@wm.edu.  In some cases, the Public Policy/Schroeder Center award amount may need to be adjusted.  Please be aware that if you are applying for funding for an international internship that you should first request funding for travel through the Reves Center.

3.  Up-to-date resume

4.  Unofficial W&M transcript demonstrating commitment to the field of public policy

5. Internship posting or position description

6. Completed W-9 form (or W-8BEN form for international students)

7. Proof of the internship opportunity, i.e. offer letter or email, written in English, which outlines employer’s contact information, confirms that the internship has been offered and accepted, lists the start and end dates for the internship, the total number of weeks to be worked, number of hours per week, and that it is unpaid or low-paid. The employer also must complete this verification form regarding the Fair Labor and Standards Act.