Fund Details
Class of 1960 John Heinz Government Service Fellowship
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

The Class of 1960 established the John Heinz Government Service Fellowship to honor the achievements of the late Senator John Heinz and to foster the spirit of public service he exemplified.

The fellowship is open to all sophomores and juniors in Yale College who demonstrate that their intellectual or personal development would be significantly enhanced by a government service internship in a federal, state, or local department or agency of the United States government in the U.S.A or overseas during the summer following their sophomore or junior year. A service internship with a private entity funded by government would not be eligible for this competition. Please see here for an index of United States government departments and agencies.

Fellowship proposals will be evaluated for their connection with the candidate's previous educational and work-related experience, and future goals in government service.

Please note that fellowship funds are meant to cover the costs of the proposed activity only. Budgets should not include compensation for lost income.

Minimum duration:
8 weeks. Projects of shorter duration will not be considered. The proposed project must be a full-time commitment and be the primary activity for the duration of the fellowship.


Application Information:

All materials must be submitted online prior to the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

A complete application consists of:

1. Language Evaluation: If required, your language evaluation should be submitted electronically by your evaluator through the Student Grants Database. Once you register on this page you will be able to enter the e-mail address of your evaluator and solicit your language evaluation. This will then automatically send the evaluation form to your evaluator.

2. Letter of Reference from a Yale Faculty member: One letter of reference from a Yale Faculty member submitted electronically via the Student Grants Database. You will be able to solicit this letter once you begin your application. Additional letters of reference will not be accepted. Letters are expected to be received prior to the application deadline. If a letter of recommendation is not received, that application is considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

4. Project Proposal: A written proposal (1,000 words maximum, double spaced) describing in detail the project or program of study and travel, its objectives and challenges, your preparation, and how it will enhance and diversify your personal and academic goals. A well-planned itinerary should be included, if appropriate. Your Project Proposal must be uploaded and submitted electronically.

5. Resume/List of Activities and Awards: A current résumé, including significant extracurricular activities, work experience, awards and honors (one-page maximum). Your Resume/List of Activities and Awards must be uploaded and submitted electronically.

6. Budget: Detailing the projected costs of your proposed experience.

7. Unofficial Yale Transcript and Transcripts from Other Institutions: If applicable, unofficial transcripts from any institution attended, other than Yale, for post-secondary studies. Your transcript(s) must be scanned, uploaded and submitted electronically. Only submit the pages of your transcript showing grades, we do not require the codes on the back.

Interested applicants may schedule an appointment with an CIPE Fellowship Adviser; however, meeting with an adviser is not mandatory.


Special Eligibility Requirements:

Students may not apply for both the John Heinz Fellowship and the Les Aspin '60 Summer Fellowship.


Restrictions to Use of Award:

International students are not normally given grants for projects conducted in their home countries. If there is a question, see a fellowships adviser.

All interested applicants must review the Yale University International Travel Policy. Projects in specific countries within approved regions listed below may not be eligible for funding based on current MedEx threat ratings, State Department Warnings, and the Yale University International Travel Policy.


Links to Additional Information:

  1. CIPE Fellowship Policies
  2. Fellowship Programs, Center for International and Professional Experience
  3. Reports of Previous Winners of this Fellowship
  4. Yale University International Travel Policy


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Emma Rose at emma.rose@yale.edu.

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          • U.S. citizens are eligible
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            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            1/06/2018
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/22/2018 1:00 PM