The Carsey School offers a limited number of research fellowship opportunities for MPP students during the academic year. Student fellows work 15 hours per week while classes are in session and receive a stipend of $4,600 per-semester.
Application Deadline March 15, 2017.
Fiscal and Economic Policy Fellowship
This position reports to the Director of the Carsey School of Public Policy and will assist with research on federal budget issues as well as economic policy. Responsibilities include working with budget and economic data in spreadsheets, researching policy initiatives and public debate, and related fact-checking.
Income, Work and the Social Safety Net Research Fellowship
This position reports to the Director of Research on Vulnerable Families at the Carsey School of Public Policy and will assist with research on employment and labor policy, poverty and income statistics, and the social safety net. Depending on funding, projects may be at the local, state, regional or national level. Responsibilities will include working with data releases by the U.S. Census Bureau and other large data sets in statistical software (e.g. SAS, Stata) or in Microsoft Excel, conducting literature and policy reviews, as well as assisting with preparation of presentations and written documents.
Community Development and Impact Finance Fellowship
This position reports to the Director of the Community Development and Finance Program at the Carsey School of Public Policy and will assist on research and projects related to community development, community development finance and microfinance. Responsibilities will include data collection and analysis and researching policies related to impact finance, microfinance, financial inclusion and community development.
NH Listens Fellowship in Public Engagement and Equity
This position reports to the Co-Directors of NH Listens at the Carsey School of Public Policy and will assist with research on best practices for youth engagement, a variety of public policy topics, data collection and data entry, as well as developing skills in facilitation, engagement approaches, and equity. Responsibilities include project support related to a variety of topics (voting, climate change, education, inclusive communities) and evaluation and improvement of public engagement approaches. NH Listens takes a deliberative dialogue approach to improve problem solving, increase participation, and create more engaged and equitable communities in New Hampshire.
Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise Fellowship
This position reports to the Executive Director of the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE). CSIE focuses on the application of market-based and cross-sector strategies to develop sustainable, scalable solutions to societal problems. As a joint venture of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the Carsey School of Public Policy, this interdisciplinary Center contributes to the growing field of social innovation by working at the nexus of individual entrepreneurs and market-based business models (traditionally the domain of business schools) with public policy and systemic change (traditionally the domain of policy schools.) The CSIE Research Fellow will play an important role helping inform the programing of this new center at UNH by assisting on research and projects related to the nexus of social entrepreneurship and public policy, with a specific emphasis on the policy aspect of social innovation. Responsibilities will include literature reviews, data collection and analysis, as well as helping identify promising sectors/examples of the enterprise/policy nexus.