Nevins Fellows

Posted by on October 16, 2016 at 11:08 AM



The Nevins Democracy Fellows program is an educational and leadership-training program. This program has the necessary funding to provide Penn State students with an all-expenses paid summer internship opportunity with a civic organization that promotes democracy, dialogue, and/or deliberation.

They believe that trans-partisan leadership skills can best develop by exposing students to a variety of philosophies, viewpoints, and strategies, and by teaching them the tools of critical thinking, deliberation, and dialogue. Nevins Fellows get a grounding in these ideas through a one-credit course at Penn State, but the summer internship is the key.

They are looking for democratic innovators to host Penn State students for two months the summer of 2017.  The McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State provides the funding for this program, and the hosts ensure that the Fellows have an outstanding educational and professional experience advancing the programs of the host organization.

Past host organizations include: No Labels, The Aspen Institute, Public Agenda, Everyday Democracy, Healthy Democracy, The Jefferson Center, and many more.

Applications are due by October 21, 2016. Interested organizations can apply to host a 2017 Nevins Fellow by clicking here, and you can view FAQ by clicking here.

If you have questions or need any more information, please contact the McCourtney Institute Managing Director Chris Beem at [email protected].

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