EBEN TISDALE PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIP
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The Tisdale Fellowship is designed for outstanding graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in technology and public policy. Undergraduates must complete their junior year before the start of the program. The selection committee will be looking for students with a concrete record of academic achievement and civic mindedness (community activities or organization). A background in computer science or other high-technology fields is helpful but not required.
Important 2013 Dates
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
Applicants notified by: March 21, 2013
Program: June 17 – August 9, 2013
All applicants must submit a completed application by February 15, 2013 by following these steps:
- All applicants must complete the following online application survey and submit the following supplemental essays and forms. Send the supplemental documents as one attachment via email to Lauren Goldberg at lgoldberg@TFAS.org
- Online Application Survey – provide all requested information. Click Here to open the survey.
- Professional Resume – Applicants should include all relevant educational, professional, political and civic experience, as well as all awards, recognitions, and fellowships previously received.
- 500 Word Essay answering the following questions:
- Why do you want to be a Tisdale Fellow?
- What personal experiences do you bring to the high-tech public policy arena?
- What future commitments can you make to high-tech public service, public policy and the internet?
- What have you done and what commitments are you willing to make to bring the principles of personal decency to your every day interactions?
- 300-500 Word Essay (if applying for the Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship)
- Why do you want to apply for the Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship? Describe your commitment to the ideals of ethics, diversity, inclusion and collaboration in public policy.
- Applicants must provide an official transcript from the applicant’s current university, as well as each university attended previously. Please have official transcripts mailed to the address below.
- Each application must have at least two recommendations from faculty, supervisors, colleagues or other professionals who can attest to the applicant's intellectual and personal qualifications for this fellowship. Evaluators must fill out a student evaluation form and send it directly to the committee via email, mail or fax (contact information is below).
All applicants will be notified of their decision by March 21, 2013 via e-mail.
Please click here to access the application checklist.
Please click here to access the 2013 Online Survey Application.
Please click here to access the Student Evaluation Form.
Ms. Lauren Goldberg
The Eben Tisdale Fellowship
c/o The Fund for American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: (202) 986-0384
Fax: (202) 986-8930
“The Tisdale Fellowship allows graduate and undergraduate students the unique opportunity to work in the high-tech public policy environment in Washington D.C. The fellowship partners students with companies and organizations to provide not only an insiders perspective on policy issues confronting the IT world, but also mentors that share their experience and insight. Washington can be a tough city to crack, and the fellowship helps you begin that process. It also helped me broaden my own vision of possible career paths.”
Nathan Gandomi ’09, University of California, Berkeley
Computing Research Association Intern
“I recommend the Tisdale Fellowship because it is like no other. The combination of working for a high-tech company, participating in interesting weekly seminars and the camaraderie among the Fellows provides for an incredibly unique experience.”
Kristin Centanni ’07, Indiana University
Business Software Alliance Intern