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.
Timeline and Application Process
The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship Initiative is currently accepting applications from new and returning host sites. To apply, please complete the fields below. The application is due August 2nd. Invited applicants will have the opportunity to (remotely) interview Tow Fellows on August 16-17, and Tow Fellows will begin their placements on September 7.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, all Tow Fellows will work remotely until further notice.