Want to get the most out of your education at UNH? Seeking paid opportunities to gain experience in fields and areas you’d like to one day work in?
The Carsey School of Public Policy is currently seeking applicants for its undergraduate and graduate fellowship programs. These paid fellowships offer real-world training, as well as networking and skills development opportunities. Learn more about Carsey’s fellowship opportunities below.
Governor John G. Winant Fellowship – Application Deadline: April 15
Established in 1982 in honor and remembrance of Governor John G. Winant’s great work with public service, this fellowship encourages the professional development of undergraduate students who have serious interests in pursuing public service and nonprofit careers. Fellowship recipients receive a $4,000 stipend for full-time summer work (300 hours to be completed anytime between mid-May and late-August) with a nonprofit organization or government agency of their choice. Learn more
"Through the Winant Fellowship, I completed a summer internship with the Central New Hampshire Bicycle Coalition where I had the opportunity to dive into policy advocacy for local communities,” said Sarah Nadeau, ‘19, ‘20G, a 2019 Winant Fellow. "Partnering with local community members and small businesses showed me the power of community organizing to deliver policy change."
Judge William W. Treat Fellowship – Application Deadline: April 15
The Judge William W. Treat Fellowship was established in 2018 in remembrance of former NH Judge William Treat. Treat fellows draw on an in-depth understanding of their identity (gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, ability/disability, etc.) to promote mutual understanding, compassion, and awareness. They conduct meaningful conversations promoting equity, diversity, and shared understanding with individuals from different social identities and political perspectives.
“Our Treat Fellowship program embodies the essence of Judge Treat – a man renowned for bringing together people of different political views and having meaningful conversations,” said Carrie Portrie, Research Faculty with NH Listens. “Treat Fellows have unique opportunities to engage campus and local communities in many ways, from our Campus Listeners program to conversations facilitated with local schools. It’s truly a hands-on learning experience.”
Nordblom Fellowship – Application Deadline: April 15
The Nordblom Fellowship was established by Peter and Van Curan Nordblom to provide UNH students and faculty with the resources necessary to make positive differences in the lives of New Hampshire’s rural youth. Their generous gift now provides a summer fellowship to an outstanding graduate student working with the Carsey School at UNH on research relevant to New Hampshire’s North Country. Applicants propose their own topic, although preference is given to proposals focused on youth, rural, or policy-specific issues. Nordblom fellows receive a $6,500 stipend while conducting a research project – under the guidance of a Carsey faculty or staff member – over the summer. Learn more
"The Nordblom Fellowship allowed me to design and execute my own research project and gave me the opportunity to explore an area I am passionate about outside of academic work,” said Elizabeth “Libby” Schwaner, ’20, ‘21G, a 2020 Nordblom fellow. “Being paired with an experienced faculty advisor throughout the project helped me develop skills and methods I would never have learned in the classroom. Overall, it was an incredible experience to see a project I had thought about for years finally come to fruition.”
Public Policy Fellowships – Application Deadline: April 15
For 2022, the Carsey School is offering six paid policy-related fellowships. One of the unique financial aid opportunities available from the Carsey School, these public policy fellowships enable students to earn and learn. Carsey public policy fellowships last for two semesters (typically commencing in the fall and concluding the following spring) with student fellows working 15 hours per week (while classes are in session) and receiving a stipend of $4,600 per semester. Learn about each of the six unique fellowships below and online.
"Our Public Policy Fellowships allow MPP students to specialize their training and education even further, applying classroom lessons to on-the-ground policy development and implementation,” said Dan Bromberg, Director of Academics at the Carsey School. “It’s a truly unique aspect of the Carsey School and one of several financial aid options available only to students in our degree programs.”
The Carsey Social & Fiscal Policy Fellow will support Carsey faculty and staff on a variety of research projects relevant to working families, poverty, inequality, fiscal and family policy, and community disparities. Learn more
The Community Development Finance/Solar Energy Fellowship position will assist Michael Swack and Eric Hangen at Carsey’s Center for Impact Finance on a solar energy training and finance project funded by the Department of Energy. Learn more
Recipients of the Blue Economy Fellowship will assist two project teams comprised of faculty from UNH’s Marine School, Cooperative Extension, NH SeaGrant, and Department of Natural Resources. Both projects are focused on generating marine-related economic opportunity—hence the term ‘blue economy.’ Learn more
The Law Enforcement Policy Fellowship position reports to the Director of Academic Programs at the Carsey School and assists with research on law enforcement, surveillance, public administration, accountability, and trust. Learn more
Recipients of the NH Listens Fellowship in Public Engagement and Equity report to the Director of New Hampshire Listens at the Carsey School and assist with applied research on best practices for youth engagement, a variety of public policy topics, data collection and data entry, as well as developing skills in facilitation, engagement approaches, and equity. Learn more
Recipients of the New Hampshire Youth Retention Initiative Policy Fellowship assist members of the UNH Youth Retention Initiative research team in examining educational and social policies that support alternative career pathways to those requiring four-year residential college attendance immediately after high school. Learn more
S. Melvin Rines Fellowship – Application Deadline: April 15
The S. Melvin Rines Fellowship is a highly competitive award that targets motivated and talented young professionals who are committed to making a difference through financial innovation and enterprise development on the African continent. Named after S. Melvin “Mel Rines '47, the fellowship offers a partial tuition award to students enrolled in or who plan to enroll in the Master in Community Development program at the Carsey School. Successful candidates must be committed to Africa’s development and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional achievement, as well as effective teamwork and leadership potential. Learn more