The Annenberg Schools for Communication at the Universities of
Pennsylvania and Southern California, and the Departments of
Communication at the Universities of Illinois and Michigan are pleased
to announce a new collaborative summer fellowship program, designed to
provide Ph.D. students in Communication and Media Studies with hands on
experience in the development and implementation of communication
policy. Fellows would intern (8-weeks from mid-June to mid-August) in
DC-based government offices or agencies, think tanks, political party
or advocacy organizations, or other communication-related public or
private sector institutions. All Fellows would also participate in an
orientation prior to beginning their internship, and a follow-up
retreat at which they will share their experiences and how these
experiences might be connected to their research and teaching with a
small group of scholars and practitioners.
Fellowships include assistance in locating an appropriate internship
placement, a stipend of $5,000, and travel expenses for attending the
follow-up retreat. Students' home graduate institutions are expected
to provide support for housing/expenses in DC ($2,000), though a
limited number of scholarships are available if home institutions are
unable to provide support.
Up to eight fellowships are available for the summer 2011. Candidates
for these fellowships must Ph.D. students in Communication or Media
Studies, and must be nominated by their home department or school.
Applications should include: (1) a brief nomination letter from the
department/school indicating whether or not you would be able to
provide $2,000 in housing support and living expenses; (2) a letter of
recommendation from the student's advisor or another faculty member
familiar with the student's work/ability: and (3) a letter from the
student indicating how a summer internship would connect to/enhance his
or her research and/or teaching, and what kind of placement would be
most useful in this regard.
Completed applications are due no later than Monday, February 28 2011
and should be sent Larry Gross [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Students who have
been accepted will be notified by Monday, March 14, at which point the
placement process would begin.
The Washington DC Summer Fellowship Program is a project of the
Consortium for Media Policy Studies (COMPASS) and is made possible
through the generous support of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at