Public Policy Fellowships

Two students enrolled in the Master in Public Policy program and applying to fellowships at the Carsey School of Public Policy

About Carsey's Public Policy Fellowships

The Carsey School is pleased to offer paid policy-related fellowships to Master in Public Policy (MPP) students, enabling them to earn and learn while enrolled in the MPP program.

Fellowship positions last for two semesters (typically commencing in the fall and concluding the following spring) with student fellows working 15 hours per week (while classes are in session) and receiving a stipend of $4,600 per semester.

For 2022–23, we are pleased to offer six policy-related MPP Fellowship opportunities, described below.

If you have any questions, please contact Robin Husslage

Carsey School Academic Director Dan Bromberg and Program Manager Robin Husslage discuss the MPP Fellowships available to Carsey students.

The Carsey Social & Fiscal Policy Fellow will support Carsey faculty and staff on a variety of research projects relevant to working families, poverty, inequality, fiscal and family policy, and community disparities. Fellows may participate in various parts of the research process pipeline, including literature reviews, data entry, analysis, and paper preparation, depending on needs and interest.

Desired Skillsets: Strong attention to detail, including for quality control and research documentation purposes; ability to work on multiple projects (priorities will be clarified); and proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Stata statistical analysis software skill or interest is a bonus.
Location: UNH-Durham, Huddleston Hall (Ground Floor), Carsey School of Public Policy
Fellowship Terms: Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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This Community Development Finance/Solar Energy Fellowship position will assist Michael Swack and Eric Hangen at the Center for Impact Finance at Carsey on a solar energy training and finance project funded by the Department of Energy. This project seeks to engage community-based financial institutions in solar finance, and ultimately to help lenders invest "deeper into their community," through three pillars: Training & Support, including accessible online trainings, synchronous peer support workshops, coaching and knowledge sharing; Collaborative Infrastructure Development, which may range from simply encouraging partnerships and collaborations between lenders, to developing and growing investment vehicles or funds; and Movement-Building, including an industry analysis of current community-based lending involvement in solar finance.

Desired Skillsets: Strong in Excel, good writing skills, and data management skills.
Location: UNH-Durham, Huddleston Hall (Ground Floor), Carsey School of Public Policy
Fellowship Terms: Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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The Fellow will assist two project teams comprised of faculty from the University of New Hampshire's Marine School, Cooperative Extension, NH SeaGrant and Department of Natural Resources. Both projects are focused on generating marine-related economic opportunity—hence the term ‘blue economy’. The first project, led by Dr. Charlie French and funded by the US Economic Development Administration, explores opportunities to catalyze economic development for island and coastal communities in the Gulf of Maine by advancing sustainable and affordable energy technologies and facilitating knowledge and technology transfer to guide implementation of these technologies. The second project, led by Bill Maddocks (Carsey School) and Charlie French—and funded by NH SeaGrant—is aimed at providing fishermen and entrepreneurs in the seafood value chain with the skills and resources to pivot their business, capitalize on new markets, and/or launch a new enterprise.

Desired Skillsets: Strong interpersonal and interview skills, a deep interest in public policy, a commitment to sustainability, and a willingness to travel.
Location: Currently remote, but will entail travel to island communities in the Gulf of Maine and direct engagement with fishermen as the weather warms.
Fellowship Terms: Spring and Summer 2022, OR Summer and Fall 2022 (possibly, but not ideally, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023)

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This fellowship position reports to the Director of Academic Programs at the Carsey School of Public Policy and will assist with research on  law enforcement, surveillance, public administration, accountability, and trust. Responsibilities will include: transcribing and analyzing qualitative data; literature reviews and media scans, and writing policy briefs.

Desired Skillsets: Experience with coding data, doing independent research, and writing literature reviews.
Location: UNH-Durham, Huddleston Hall (Ground Floor), Carsey School of Public Policy
Fellowship Terms: Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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NH Listens Fellowship with Alum Ellie Masson ‘22G (Master in Public Policy)

Carsey alum Ellie Masson ‘22G discusses her public policy fellowship with civic engagement group NH Listens (located at the Carsey School). During this year-long fellowship, Ellie received a stipend while working on projects and outreach for NH Listens and diving into policy work at the organization.

This position reports to the Director of New Hampshire Listens at the Carsey School of Public Policy and will assist with applied 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 of active community engagement initiatives in New Hampshire 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.

Desired Skillsets: Ability to work independently on multiple time-sensitive projects and demonstrated interest in community development and social and racial equity.
Location: UNH-Durham, Huddleston Hall (Ground Floor), Carsey School of Public Policy
Fellowship Terms: Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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The Fellow will assist members of the UNH Youth Retention Initiative research team in examining educational and social policies that support alternative career pathways to those requiring four-year residential college attendance immediately after high school. The team is extending their prior research on the messages that young people receive about their future opportunities in New Hampshire and how those messages shape their educational, occupational, and residential planning. The fellow will help as we turn our attention to non-college pathways to address these questions because we see it as an important but understudied and underdeveloped area in the state.

Desired Skillsets: Experience interacting with diverse community stakeholders; strong writing skills (e.g., reports or executive summaries); interest in educational policy, workforce preparation, and community development; and an ability to work collaboratively with a team while also meeting deadlines independently. Experience with interpreting academic articles and/or conducting qualitative interviews is a plus.
Location: Remote or on campus with some travel around NH.
Fellowship Terms: Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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