Gorton Leaders Fellow

National Bureau of Asian Research | Seattle, Washington

Background

The Gorton Leaders Program (GLP) offers ten-month* fellowships to current undergraduate and graduate students whose degrees focus on international relations and U.S. policy to participate in monthly roundtables with foreign policy experts. The Gorton Center at NBR awards fellowships, plus a modest stipend, each year to a small class of fellows from universities in the Pacific Northwest.

Job Summary

The GLP aims to cultivate and mentor the next generation of policy leaders by offering networking opportunities and providing policy-focused classes and discussions. The GLP curriculum focuses on three policy areas: democracy and China; national security; and innovation, technology, and intellectual property.

*Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Gorton Center will offer an abbreviated five-month fellowship for the 2021 class of fellows and will welcome its eighth class of fellows in February 2021.

Responsibilities

Eligibility Requirements

Qualified applicants for the Gorton Leaders Program will:

  • Be an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Be pursuing a degree in International Relations, Political Science, International Law, Foreign Area Studies, or a related field.
  • Demonstrate strong academic and professional potential for development on topics related to international affairs, as well as a deep interest in U.S. foreign policy.

Qualifications

Application Requirements

To be considered for a fellowship, an applicant must submit the following materials through the Gorton Center's application website:

  • A one-page summarized resume (full academic CVs will not be reviewed).
  • A one- to two-page cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the fellowship and how this program will contribute to your studies and future career plans.
  • A two-page writing sample on a foreign policy topic of your choice.
  • A letter of recommendation letter from a supervisor*

*If you are unable to submit a letter of recommendation from a supervisor by the application deadline, please include the contact information of a supervisor who can provide a verbal reference.

Application Deadline and Selection Process

Applications are due on January 3, 2021 by 11:59 pm (PT). The Fellowship Program team will review all applications and announce decisions by January 15.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/nbr/jobs/1382124-218388 

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