The ninth annual competition for Wellman Hill Political Science Internship Grants will begin in mid-November. The grants are made possible by a generous gift from Elizabeth Hill (B.A., M.A. 1997) to honor her grandfather, Wellman Hill. They are intended to encourage Political Science majors to pursue and accept public service summer internships. The selection committee will award recipients up to $4,000 each. Details about the program and application process are available on the department’s website. This year’s rules, deadlines and application are now posted.
Professor Elliot Posner will be hosting an informational meeting for interested students later this month (see details below). Last year’s recipients will be there to talk about their experiences and offer helpful suggestions for this year’s applicants. Last year’s grant recipients interned at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Cleveland; International Rescue Committee’s Immigration Department in Oakland, California; Catholic Charities Migrant and Refugee Services in Cleveland; Judge Barbara Howe in New York State Surrogate’s Court for Erie County in Buffalo, New York; The Legal Aid Society in Cleveland; The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Please note: the Wellman Hill application requires that students find their own internships. At the time of applying, you will only need to list the internships to which you have applied or intend to apply. Nevertheless, the deadlines for some public service summer internships are quickly approaching. You are encouraged to begin your search now!
For any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Posner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Mather House 100
Pizza and drinks will be served.