Public Policy Fellowships

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

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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 2021–22, we offered six policy-related MPP Fellowship opportunities, described below. MPP Fellowship opportunities vary each year and are posted in early spring.

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 2021, Spring 2022

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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 2021, Spring 2022

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The Fellow will assist Dr. Charlie French and members of a research team comprised of faculty from the University of New Hampshire's Marine School, Cooperative Extension, and Department of Natural Resources that is funded by the US Economic Development Administration. The team is exploring opportunities to catalyze economic development for remote island and coastal communities in the Gulf of Maine by advancing sustainable and affordable energy and water technologies and facilitating knowledge and technology transfer to guide implementation of these technologies in communities.

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 in the summer.
Fellowship Terms: Spring and Summer 2021, OR Summer and Fall 2021 (possibly, but not ideally, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022)

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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 2021, Spring 2022

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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 2021, Spring 2022

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The Social Policy Fellow will assist Dr. Debra Brucker and her team as they conduct federally funded research to highlight employment, food security, health, housing, and poverty disparities among Americans with and without disabilities using publicly available survey data.

Desired Skillsets: Good attention to detail; Excellent writing and research skills (to assist with literature reviews and peer-reviewed manuscript preparation); Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Willingness to learn Stata statistical analysis software. Ideally, Fellow will use their own computer.
Location: Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NH
Fellowship Terms: Fall 2021, Spring 2022

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