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Gorton Leaders Fellow

The National Bureau of Asian Research Seattle, WA

  • Expired: April 07, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Gorton Leaders Program offers ten-month unpaid fellowships to undergraduate students in the Pacific Northwest to participate in monthly roundtables with foreign policy experts and to support their professional development. The fellowship runs September 2020 - June 2021 in Seattle, Washington.QualificationsTo be eligible for a fellowship, an applicant will: Be an undergraduate rising senior. First year Master's students will also be considered.

Be majoring in International Relations, Political Science, International Law, Foreign Area Studies, or a related field. Demonstrate strong academic and professional potential for development on topics related to international affairs, as well as interest in U.S. foreign policy.Commitment Participate in monthly roundtables with policymakers, academics, and business professionals in Seattle.

Roundtables will be held on the second Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Outside of major events listed above, workload will... be on average 5-10 hours a month to complete readings, engage foreign policy experts, and conduct capstone project research utilizing resources from the Gorton Center at The National Bureau of Asian Research.

Author at least one original writing product, such as a commentary, expert interview, or essay. Participate in a part-time (10-12 hours/week), eight-week internship at the National Bureau of Asian Research. Attend annual Slade Gorton Policy Center fundraising events and quarterly networking events with Gorton Leaders Program alumni.Application RequirementsTo be considered for a fellowship, an applicant must apply by submitting the following materials through the link to the position found at https://www.nbr.org/program/gorton-center-global-leaders-program/ : Resume Cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the fellowship, your primary research interests, and how your fellowship experience will contribute to your career development.

One letter of recommendation preferably from a supervisor, professor, or mentor 1-3 page writing sample on a foreign policy topic of your choicePlease limit each item to one page unless otherwise noted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Application Deadline and Selection ProcessApplications are due on May 10th, 2020 by 11:59 pm (PST). The fellowship program team will hold the first round of interviews in mid-May and make final decisions on program participants by late June 2020.About the CenterThe Slade Gorton Policy Center, founded in 2010, is a policy research center at the National Bureau of Asian Research established in honor of former U.S.

Senator Slade Gorton's 55+ years of public service to Washington State and the nation. The Center works to inspire the next generation of leaders in the field of international affairs. The Center's work promotes Senator Gorton's values of principled leadership, rigorous analysis, intellectual pursuit, integrity, effectiveness, bipartisanship, and public service.The Slade Gorton Policy Center is located at The National Bureau of Asian Research at 1414 NE 42nd St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98105

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