UCLA Luskin Schoolwide Fellowships

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UCLA Luskin Schoolwide Fellowships

New awards now available.  Deadline to apply:  May 1, 2014*

If interested in applying, send email request for “CCLE Invitation” to leaders@luskin.ucla.edu 

Full-year Fellowships 

For each full-year fellowship, student fellows receive tuition remission (non-residents receive funds equal to the resident amount which are applied toward non-resident tuition) for the academic year; as well as a full-time paid summer position that becomes a part-time paid position to the end of the academic year. Fellows work under the direct supervision of a senior member of the organization’s staff with guidance from a participating faculty member.

UCLA Luskin Leadership Fellows

UCLA Luskin Leadership Fellows is a high-level apprenticeship program for exceptional public policy, social welfare and urban planning graduate students that serve within selected government agencies and nonprofit and civic organizations to work on research, policy, advocacy and applied projects tailored to the students’ tracks of study and consistent with the mission and goals of the organization.  There are two fellowships available – one with the Los Angeles Commission on Human Relations, sponsored by the Weingart Foundation and one with the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, sponsored by the California Endowment.  Click on the links to review the fellowship descriptions. 

These are full-year, $25,000 to $30,000 fellowships for continuing (first-year) students.

Application: two-page letter of interest, including relevant experience, educational background, and resume to CCLE by May 1, 2014.

* Final candidates will be interviewed on May 8.

Fellowship Awards 

Michael S. Dukakis Fellowship 

Professor Michael Dukakis spearheaded this privately funded fellowship program to provide UCLA Luskin students with first-hand public service experience in government. As power shifts from Washington D.C. to the state and local level, the need for talented public servants has never been greater. The Michael S. Dukakis Fellowship Program provides stipends for UCLA Luskin continuing students serving in non-partisan fellowships in government, with a special emphasis on California. Click here for more information. 

The award is a $3,000 to $4,000 stipend, ideally one that would be matched by the organization where the student will be interning.  These internship awards are for continuing (first-year) students. 

Application: one-page description of the internship and how it was secured, along with a one-page statement of interest that describes how the internship fits into your long-term career aspirations in public service, and your resume.  Submit to CCLE by May 16, 2014.*

(*An exception to the May 1 deadline.)

Summer Internship at Liberty Hill Foundation

The Liberty Hill Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Sarah Pillsbury, heir to the Minnesota Pillsbury baking fortune.  Their motto is "Change. Not Charity" and they fund Los Angeles organizations dedicated to social and environmental justice.  Liberty Hill advances social change through a strategic combination of grants, leadership training and campaigns.  Through the support of a private donor, the summer intern may be assigned to the Intern Leadership Institute, the Wally Marks Leadership Institute for Change or to grantmaking or communications programming.  Funding is for a summer internship.  Click this Liberty Hill Foundation link for internship descriptions.

One internship award ranging from $4,000 to $5,000 will be made.  This internship award is for a continuing (first-year) student.

Application:  To apply, submit a two-page statement of interest in one or two of the internship opportunities and provide your resume.  Submit to CCLE by May 1, 2014

Monica Salinas Latino Fellowship Award

The Monica Salinas Latino Fellowship is awarded to continuing graduate students at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs who have an interest in public policy issues affecting the Latino community. Of particular interest are the contributions and achievements of the emerging Hispanic community as it plays an increasingly important role in this country's social, economic, cultural and political life. Click here for more information.

Two awards ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 each will be made. 

Application:  To apply, submit a two-page proposal that outlines the details of your research project, paper or internship, and your resume.  Submit to CCLE by May 1, 2014 (New date).

Timothy Papandreou Fellowship Award

The Tim Papandreou Fellowship was established by Urban Planning alumnus Timothy Papandreou. This fellowship is intended to reward a promising student who demonstrates excellence through innovative and dynamic projects. In the application, student will describe recent projects or activities that exhibit original or inventive ideas, showcases new and/or innovative approaches to solving problems, and/or are transformational for the intended community.  The student must have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the academic department) and be in good academic standing.

One $5,000 award will be made. 

Application:  This fellowship is open to all students enrolled in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.  To apply, submit a resume, transcript, and two-page statement addressing the above criteria.  Submit to CCLE by May 1, 2014.


Contact Information: 
VC Powe
Executive Director, External Programs
310-206-4776
powe@luskin.ucla.edu