The Whig-Clio Summer Fellowship in Public Service is an annual fellowship program that provides financial support to students who have secured unpaid summer internships in the public service sector. Funded generously by alum and friends of the Whig-Cliosophic Society, the fellowship is intended to encourage students to pursue meaningful service opportunities that will inform their future career aspirations.
This year, The Whig-Clio’s Summer Fellowship in Public Service will provide $5,000 stipends to support the work of Whig-Clio members who have secured unpaid summer internships with government entities, policy-focused nonprofit organizations, or public interest law service organizations. Past internship placements have included the New Jersey Governor’s Office, US-UK Fulbright Commission, the White House, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and We Vote.
The fellowship application opens up in April of every year and consists of an online form, resume, personal statement, and written confirmation of the internship offer. Submitted materials are then reviewed by a selection committee comprised of the Whig-Clio Program Coordinator, the President of the Society, the Vice President of the Society, and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students.
Finalists are notified of their award by the end of April. All finalists will be required to give a public presentation on their internship experience to the Whig-Clio Trustees, Governing Council, and members-at-large, in addition to submitting a written report at the end of their summer experience.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 Whig-Clio Summer Fellowship program.