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  approximately 15 hours per week (while classes are in session) and receiving a stipend of $6,500 per semester for a total of $13,000.

For 2023–24, we are pleased to offer the following 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 Policy Research Fellow will support Carsey faculty and staff on a variety of research projects relevant to social policy, inequality, and community disparities. Fellows may participate in various parts of the research process pipeline, including literature reviews, data entry, analysis, and paper preperation, depending on needs and interest.

Desired Skillsets: Good attentions 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. Interest in growing data and statistical skills is a bonus.

Location: UNH-Durham, New England Center, Carsey School of Public Policy

Fellowship Terms: Fall 2023, Spring 2024

Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Center for Impact Finance (CIF) at the Carsey School of Public Policy, the Fellow will own and complete a distinct piece of work that will be defined in collaboration taking into account the Fellow's interests and abilities and the CIF's priorities. Further, the Fellow will be integrated into and will assist with CIF's strategic initiatives at the intersection of climate, community, and equity; including efforts to "green" community development finance, normalize investments in broad community resilience, and encourage an equity-centered, collaborative approach to greenhouse gas reduction for low-income and disadvantaged communities. The Fellow will be involved in applied research on best practices through interviews and convenings, data collection and data entry, and literature reviews. It is likely that the Fellow will support the development of an impact measurment and data management system framework for measuring resilience investments, benefits, and outcomes, including but not limited to investments in climate resilience and energy. In addition, the Fellow may contribute to the development of training curriculum, underwriting and other tools and resources to facilitate and incentivize greenhouse gas reduction and resilience building for low-income and disadvantaged communities. Because CIF's work is conducted through intensive stakeholder engagement and collaborative design processes, the Fellow will have the opportunity to build significant relationships with practitioners from CDFI's, green banks, and other key players across the community development and environmental justice ecosystems. 

Desired Skillsets: Ability to work independently on multiple time-sensitive projects and demonstrated interest in community development finance, climate adaption and mitigation, and equity. Interest in/ability to draft or contribute to written materials including memos, whitepapers, and PowerPoint decks and virtual or in-person presentations to stakeholders including CDFI practitioners, public agency staff, and funders. Interest in, knowledge of, and/or commitment to community development finance, climate solutions, and/or equity would be a plus.

Location: UNH-Durham, New England Center, Carsey School of Public Policy [significant portion of the work can and will be conducted remotely].

Fellowship Terms: Fall 2023, Spring 2024

The Public Health Policy Fellow will work with the New Hampshire Disability and Health Program on improving the health and quality of life of adults with disabilities in NH by implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce unmet health needs, increase access to preventative health care, and facilitate the adoption of healthy behaviors. Our team would value the participation of an intern who has interest or experience in public health and would like to develop experience in any of the following areas:

  • identifying and speaking with statewide potential partners (in collaboration with DHP staff) who would be open to making a policy, system, or environmental change that improves access to health and wellness resources for adults with disabilities
  • assisting with Excel database management and organization; support managing marketing, paperwork, and scheduling of workshops
  • help with marketing of our online healthcare provider trainings, including attending state-wide meetings of healthcare professionals
  • assess accessibility at various public locations around the state

Desired Skillsets: Someone who has the ability to work independently, seek out input from supervisors when needed, and has a creative mind. Comfortable talking to partners on behalf of our program (or someone who wants to learn to be more comfortable) is desirable. A background in/interest in health or public health. Intern should also want to work with people with disabilities (not merely support/aid them).

Location: UNH Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge Drive (remote work is fine)

Fellowship Terms: Fall 2023, Spring 2024