The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship provides John Jay graduate students with hands-on internships at successful policy advocacy organizations in New York City. Throughout their placements, they complete relevant coursework to enrich their fieldwork experiences.
Fellows apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance their host organization’s goals and the field of policy and advocacy more broadly. Hosting a Tow Fellow is an incredible opportunity for host sites to build organizational capacity while developing the next generation of policy leaders.
Host sites address a variety of social and criminal justice issues. While they represent a diversity of size, scope, and approach, all are engaged in cutting-edge policy advocacy work.
Why Host a Fellow?
- Opportunity to deepen organizational capacity and reach.
- Support and consultation for organizations and supervisors throughout the fellowship commitment.
- A partnership with John Jay College and access to the intellectual resources it offers.
Learn more about the Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship Initiative by downloading the Host Site Manual.
Timeline and Application Process
The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship Initiative accepts new and returning host sites to apply as host sites every spring. The application is due in August, and eligible applicants are invited to a “matching event” in late August to meet the incoming Fellows and indicate which ones they are interested in hosting. Fellows begin their host site placements in September. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all Tow Fellows will work remotely until further notice.