Washington D.C. - Public Policy
Dear Department Head,
Each summer CRA (among other organizations) hosts an Eben Tisdale Public
Policy Fellow who works in our government affairs shop on various issues
related to government policies impacting computing research and advanced
education. This is most definitely an exciting opportunity for students
who are interested in exploring a high-tech public policy career.
The Tisdale Fellowship offers a $5,000 grant for student to intern in
the government affairs offices of hi-tech corporations, trade
associations or non-profits here in Washington. See below or visit the
website for more details!
Please forward the following announcement to any students who might be
interested; the application deadline is February 15.
The *Eben Tisdale Fellowship <http://www.tisdalefellowship.org/>*, which
includes a $5,000 grant, is a summer internship available to
undergraduate and graduate students where the high-tech sector meets the
government. The program offers outstanding opportunities for students
to learn about high tech public policy issues with hands-on experience
in Washington, D.C. Tisdale Fellowships are open to students from
colleges and universities all over the country.
The *Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship*, which includes one $5,000 grant
for one student each year, is part of the Tisdale Fellowship program.
Any student, undergraduate or graduate, who is interested in diversity
and ethics issues, and in learning about high-tech public policy issues,
can apply for this Fellowship.
The application for both of these Fellowships is the same, except that
those applying for the Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship should include
an additional essay on diversity and ethics.
The Fellowship has two main elements:
(1) Internship: Fellows participate an eight-week internship in the
government relations office of a leading high technology company or
association. In the recent past, fellows have interned at such
companies as *Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Philips Electronics* and *Monster
Worldwide*, as well as associations such as the *Business Software
Alliance <http://www.bsa.org/>, Computing Research Association
<http://www.cra.org/> *or* TechAmerica <http://www.techamerica.org/>*.
2) Issues Seminar: The issues seminar is a weekly lunch hosted by the
different sponsoring companies and associations. Expert speakers lead
discussions of current public policy issues in Washington, and the
methods the high technology industry uses for effective advocacy.
The Summer 2010 Fellowship runs from June 14^th – August 6^th , 2010.
The goal of the Fellowship is to create a supportive and collegial
environment in which a new class of public policy professionals will be
mentored to help ensure that the high-tech industry continues to have
highly capable and well-trained individuals in both policy advocacy and
senior management positions. The Final deadline for all applications is
*February 15, 2010*.
*Students may find more information and apply at
Questions? Contact Jonathan Tilley at email@example.com
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or 202/986-0384. *
/“I had a blast this summer. I loved the nature of my job, I loved the
place where I worked and the people with whom I worked, and I love DC. I
cannot think of a better way to spend the summer learning about the
private-industry sector in Washington DC than to be a Tisdale Fellow.
You will be matched with high-quality tech organizations that take
seriously the mission of the Fellowship. I highly recommend this program.”//
*-** **Joel Mehler ’08, Stanford University *
*Intern, Business Software Alliance*