Northwestern University


2013 Eben Tisdale Fellowship External Deadline

When: Friday, February 15, 2013
All day  

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Angela R Johnson   847.491.2617

Group: Office of Fellowships Deadlines

Category: Other

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This is an exciting opportunity for graduates and undergraduates to intern in Washington, D.C. at the intersection of technology and public policy.

The Tisdale Fellowship offers a $5,000 grant for a student to intern with a leading technology corporation working on public policy. ****************************************************************************************************************************

Tisdale Fellowship
June 17 – August 9, 2013
Washington, D.C.
Technology and Policy Internship


The Eben Tisdale Fellowship, which includes a $5,000 grant, is a summer internship with a leading technology corporation working on public policy; the fellowship is available to undergraduate and graduate students.

The program offers outstanding opportunities for students to learn about technology and public policy issues with hands-on experience in Washington, D.C.  Tisdale Fellowships are open to both graduate and undergraduate students from colleges and universities all over the country. 

The Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship, which includes one $5,000 grant for one student each year, is part of the Tisdale Fellowship program.  Any undergraduate or graduate student, who is interested in diversity and ethics issues, and in learning about high-tech public policy issues, may apply for this Fellowship.  

The application for both of these Fellowships is the same, except that those applying for the Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship are required to submit an additional essay on diversity and ethics.

The Fellowship has two main elements:

1) Internship:  Fellows participate in a nine-week internship in the government relations office of a leading high technology company or association.  In the recent past, fellows have interned at such companies as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Philips Electronics, as well as trade associations such as the Business Software Alliance or TechAmerica.

2)  Issues Seminar:  The issues seminar is a weekly lunch hosted by the different sponsoring companies and associations.  Expert speakers lead discussions of current public policy issues in Washington, and the methods the high technology industry uses for effective advocacy.
The Summer 2013 Fellowship runs from June 17th – August 9th, 2013. The goal of the Fellowship is to create a supportive and collegial environment in which a new class of public policy professionals will be mentored to help ensure that the high-tech industry continues to have highly capable and well-trained individuals in both policy advocacy and senior management positions. The final deadline for all applications is February 15, 2013.

For further information and to begin an application, please visit Questions may be directed to Lauren Goldberg at or 202-986-0384.

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