The Evans School has seven fellowship awards for enrolled students pursuing unpaid or low-paid full-time summer internships in 2018. Each fellowship award is $5,000. Students can apply for multiple fellowships for which they meet the stated criteria, but students can be awarded only one internship fellowship.  

The application process for Summer 2018 funding will have two phases.

  1. Applications for the Pryde and Chang+Rucker Endowed Fellowships will open on Monday, February 19, 2018, with applications due Monday March 26, 2018.
  2. Applications for the Class Gift, Locke, Kroll, Harrison, and Evans Fellowships will open Monday, March 19, 2018, with applications due Monday, April 23, 2018.

Completed applications will be sent to evansfellowships@uw.edu.

Internship Fellowship Awards

Awards with a March 26, 2018 Application Deadline:

  1. The Elaine Chang Endowed Fellowship for International Peace & Development and the Paul M. Rucker Endowed Fellowship for International Education (“Chang+Rucker”): to be awarded to an Evans School student conducting an internship in international development, international education, and/or peace studies. Preference is given to students with internships outside of the United States. Applications due March 26.
  2. The Harry A. and Ann L. Pryde Endowed Fellowship (“Pryde”): to be awarded to an Evans School student pursuing an internship in Washington D.C. in the field of national or global policy. Applications due March 26.

Awards with an April 23, 2018 Application Deadline:

  • The Class Gift Fellowship (“Class Gift”): to be awarded to an Evans School student pursuing an internship at environmental, community development, international, or social and educational development nonprofit organization or public-sector agency. Fellowship is funded by donations from graduating Evans School students (through the Class Gift) as well as from Evans School alumni. Applications due April 23.
  • The Cynthia L. and David S. Harrison Endowed Fellowship for Environmental Policy Interns (“Harrison”): to be awarded to an Evans School student pursuing an internship with an organization or agency which endeavors to define policy solutions that mitigate the impact of global environmental change on local and regional scales, and/or that increase the resilience of biological, chemical, geophysical, atmospheric, economic and social systems. Applications due April 23.
  • The Evans School Internship Fund (“Evans”): to be awarded to an Evans School student working in an unpaid or low-paid internship. Applications due April 23.
  • The Morton Kroll Fellowship (“Kroll”): to be awarded to an Evans School student pursuing an internship in the field of public arts management and/or at local community arts organizations. Applications due April 23.
  • The Hubert G. Locke Fellowship in Social Justice (“Locke”): to be awarded to an Evans School student pursuing an internship with domestic organizations devoted to social justice and working to address the problems, issues, and needs confronting the poor and dispossessed. Students and organizations working in urban inner city or economically depressed rural communities are of special interest and preference is given to local organizations. Applications due April 23.

Award Requirements

  • All currently enrolled Evans School MPA students graduating in December 2018 or later who have completed at least one full quarter of Evans School coursework are eligible to apply.
  • Selection will be based on academic merit and the merits of the student's proposal as it relates to the particular fellowship award criteria.
  • Students can apply for any award for which they meet the stated requirements; but no student will receive more than one award.
  • Awards are intended to support full-time summer internships of 400 hours or more.  Internships that are at least 300 hours may still be considered.
  • Award funds typically are disbursed in July.
  • Students who receive and accept an award must:
    • Ensure timely submission of all required internship paperwork, including the Internship Contract (must be completed prior to receiving funds), Self-Evaluation, and Supervisor Evaluation.
    • Participate in an internship event in winter/spring 2019 (Career Development will contact award recipients about this event in fall 2018).
    • Write a thank you note to the fellowship donor and submit a summary of the internship experience and on-the-job photo (Evans School Advancement staff will contact award recipients about this process in spring 2018).
    • Be in good academic standing.
    • Fulfill all other obligations outlined in the award offer.
  • Submit a complete application via email to evansfellowships@uw.edu by:
    • Monday, March 26, 2018 (for Chang/Rucker and Pryde Fellowships)
    • Monday, April 23, 2018 (for Class Gift, Locke, Kroll, Harrison, and Evans Fellowships)

Application

  • The 2018 application will be available in EvansJobs:
    • Monday, February 19, 2018 for Chang+Rucker and Pryde Fellowships. The application deadline for these fellowships is Monday, March 26, 2018.
    • Monday, March 19, 2018 for Class Gift, Locke, Kroll, Harrison, and Evans Fellowships only. The application deadline for these fellowships is Monday, April 23, 2018.

Additional Information

  • For more information, contact the Evans School Internship Committee at evansfellowships@uw.edu or 206.543.2357.
  • Applications will be reviewed and award decisions made by the Evans School Internship Committee, comprised of the following members:
    • Tamar Puckett, Associate Director of Finance & Administration
    • Aubrey Beals, Assistant Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations
    • Emily Schoettle, Director of Development
    • Bucoda Warren, Student
    • Dr. William Zumeta, Faculty
  • As there are limited Fellowships to award, the Internship Committee strongly encourages students to explore paid internship opportunities or alternative sources of funding for unpaid and low-paid internships.