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 2024–25, we are pleased to offer the following policy-related MPP Fellowship opportunities, described below.

If you have any questions, please contact Robin Husslage

This position reports to the Director of New Hampshire Listens at the Carsey School of Public Policy and will assist with a variety of projects. The work of NH Listens ranges from responding to critical incidents, helping communities navigate controversy, and designing multi-year engagement on issues such as water sustainability, racial equity, education funding, and climate planning. Responsibilities include project support, data entry, summarizing themes, background research, on-the-ground facilitation, and designing for in-person and online. NH Listens takes a deliberative dialogue approach to improve problem-solving, increase participation, and create more engaged and equitable communities in New Hampshire.

Host Organization: NH Listens, Carsey School of Public Policy
Desired Skillsets: Ability to work independently on multiple time-sensitive projects and demonstrated interest in community development and social and racial equity.
Location/Schedule: Hybrid. We are in the office 3-4 days a week and often out in communities. Work from home could be up to 1 day a week.
Fellowship Terms: Fall 2024, Spring 2025

Assist in the development of study designs, quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments and protocols, and data analysis strategies for research projects. Assist with intermediate-level statistical analyses utilizing programming and software packages. Assist in the development of reports of findings from research projects, including data tables, data visualizations, and appendices. Document key aspects of research project developments.

Host Organization: UNH Survey Center
Desired Skillsets: The student would be interested in pursuing a career that utilizes survey research. At least one year of experience in applied research methodologies is required. Student experience will be considered. Excellent computer skills are required, with preference given to candidates with proficiency in the following: SPSS, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), and experience managing data files. Experience with SPSS and Tableau preferred.
Location/Schedule: Hybrid, we meet one day a week in-person In Durham.
Fellowship Terms: Fall 2024, Spring 2025

The work will focus on traditionally marginalized populations; areas include environmental justice, scaling wellbeing, humanities as foundational to wellbeing, municipal efforts to address disparities, and organizational wellbeing plans. The through line is scaling equity frameworks, including organizational culture, climate, effectiveness, and links with policy. This role will consist of the following with a few additional tasks as needed: Work with the library to confirm that all required academic materials are available and ready for use. Ongoing liaison with the library as additional materials are added. Work with Robinson on various document formatting and editing. This may include formatting written materials, slides, PDFs, etc. As needed, assistance with recording and editing various classes and workshops for nonprofits, foundations, public sector leaders, and residents. Research and sourcing on a range of social justice issues of our day, focusing on community wellbeing. Topical areas may include environmental justice, and the humanities, across the U.S. for additional information, please see Robinson's website. The fellow may be asked to develop a bibliography, work on various frameworks, and provide support. Optimally, a fellow who may be interested and willing to travel occasionally is preferred (one or two trips, perhaps). There may be New Hampshire travel and travel on the Eastern Seaboard. The fellow would be compensated for work time during the trips, and all travel expenses would be covered.

Host Organization: NH Listens, Carsey School of Public Policy
Desired Skillsets: Effective communicator, strong research and writing skills, proficient at Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office, willing to travel.
Location/Schedule: Hybrid: remote with periodic meetings in Durham and possible other locations
Fellowship Terms: Fall 2024, Spring 2025