Policy Fellowship Program
Public Policy Fellowship
Working closely with the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s policy staff, at least one student each semester will work as a fellow fighting for better media representation for Latinos. Fellows are guided through legal and policy research, analysis, writing and public speaking. They build skills while enhancing NHMC’s advocacy with members of Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and other agencies. Students have the opportunity to visit and network at Google and Univision.
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" I had an extremely rewarding experience working with NHMC -- not only building valuable experience and skills, but also in gaining trusted mentors as I begin to navigate my career in public policy. "
- Andrew Lomeli, (UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy graduate), spring 2013 fellow and currently NHMC’s Policy Associate
" My NHMC fellowship provided me an insightful hands-on experience of various telecommunications and media regulatory work facets, and a general understanding of the advocacy for, and preparation required to collaborate with others towards meaningful, substantive, and effective policy developments. "
- Brenda Villanueva (University of Maryland School of Law), summer 2012 fellow and currently at the FCC
" I had an incredible experience as a fellow at NHMC. I learned legal skills and knowledge that you can't learn in law school and I made wonderful connections to brilliant people who advocate for Latinos in a truly inspiring fashion. I would do this fellowship over and over again. "
- JJ Mulligan (UC Davis School of Law graduate), spring 2015 fellow
" Working as a policy fellow at NHMC was an incredible experience that allowed me to develop my writing and critical thinking skills, build my personal and professional network, and make an impact on the lives of real people. My time with NHMC was extremely rewarding and the experiences I had as a policy fellow have been incredibly valuable to my academic and professional development. "
- Jonathan Diaz (Harvard Law School graduate), summer 2014 fellow
Apply before: November 1st, 2017
Students will be exposed to cutting edge issues at the intersection of civil rights and technology. NHMC staff is dedicated to teaching students the skills they need to be successful communicators through legal writing and outreach to policy influencers. Every fellow is paid so that no one is excluded because of financial constraints. After the fellowship, the organization connects graduates with future employers and former fellows have gone on to judicial clerkships, the FCC, non-profit organizations, and law firms large and small.
Your Questions Answered
How can students apply?
Email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. For spring 2018 consideration, the deadline is Novemebr 1, 2017. Include “Spring 2018 Policy Fellowship” in the email subject line.
Do you only accept current law students?
Law students are preferred but it’s not a requirement. You must be a current college student to apply.
During the spring and fall semesters, do students need to be located in Los Angeles or Washington, D.C?
No, students can still take part in the program remotely from their schools if they are not located in Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. Depending on location, students will receive a round-trip Southwest e-pass to visit and network with execs at Univision depending on availability. Hotel and ground transportation may be provided.
Are there fellowship opportunities in the summer?
NHMC also participates in the Google Policy Fellowship Program during the summer. The application for Summer 2017 program is now open and can be found here. Deadline is March 24th. Please see their frequently asked questions and program information at www.google.com/policyfellowship/faq.html. A stipend of $7,500 USD will be provided to each fellow for the summer, but the fellowship is housed in NHMC’s Washington, D.C. office.
Is the program open to all ages?
No, you must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the program.
Can citizens of other countries apply to the program?
Yes, but if you are accepted into the program you must be a current student residing in a college in the U.S., and have valid U.S. employment eligibility to participate. NHMC cannot sponsor visas.