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IPR Undergraduate Fellows Program

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Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies Undergraduate Fellows Program

Image for WebsiteThe Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies is currently accepting applications for the Undergraduate Fellows Program for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America is a community of scholars and researchers engaged in the analysis of public policy issues related to Catholic social thought.  The work of the Institute serves and speaks to the university, the Church, the country, and the disciplines of its Fellows.

Undergraduate Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute original material to the IPR blog, and update and manage social network feeds (twitter and Facebook).
  • Help organize, promote and attend on-campus events.
  • Assist with on-campus networking.
  • Maintain an off-campus contact list to help advertise IPR events across Washington DC.
  • Participate in the creation of a new events and conferences.

Interested undergraduates should be familiar with the goals and missions of the Institute, in addition to having a passion for contemporary public policy debates and/or Catholic social thought.  Fellows should expect to intern about 4-6 hours a week in the IPR office, B08 McMahon Hall.

To apply, please fill out the on-line application.  Applicants will be asked to include:

  1. A sample blog post of no more than 300 words on a contemporary public policy issue.
  2. A statement of interest of no more than 1 page on why you are interested in IPR and why you would be a good fit at the Institute.
  3. Contact information (name, email, phone number) of a faculty sponsor whom we may contact as a reference.
  4. Your resume/C.V.

Selections will be sent on a rolling basis, so apply early.  The deadline for applications is Oct. 1st and all decisions will be made by Oct. 4th.

Please direct all questions and inquiries to: Daniel Petri (petridr@cua.edu)

The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable Federal and District of Columbia laws.