The LGBTQ Policy Center at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House is pleased to invite students at Hunter College to submit an application for the 2022 Pride Policy Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to help the policy center meet its mission to support academic research on LGBTQ policy and student internships on LGBTQ policy and advocacy in New York State.

The fellowship will be awarded to select students who are either pursuing an academic research project on LGBTQ policy during the 2022-2023 academic year or who need funding to support an internship that addresses LGBTQ issues during the summer of 2022. Those selected for the fellowship will receive a $5,000 stipend to support their work.

In order to be eligible for the fellowship, students must:

  • Be a student at Hunter College. Students pursuing funding for a research project should intend to register for the fall 2022 semester. Students pursuing funding for an unpaid summer internship must be registered for the summer 2022 term or intend to register for the fall 2022 semester.
  • Propose a research project on LGBTQ policy to work on during the 2022-2023 academic year OR have been selected for an unpaid internship over the summer of 2022 where they will work on LGBTQ issues. Students must work a minimum of 20 hours/week to be eligible for this award.

Applicants are required to provide the below information, which may be submitted via the google form linked here.

  • Applicants who have a research project must be nominated by a faculty member who will serve as a faculty mentor for the duration of the fellowship
  • Applicants with unpaid summer internships must provide the name and contact information of the office they will be working for
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Please submit all letters of recommendation to the LGBTQ Policy Director Erin Mayo-Adam at erin.mayo-adam@hunter.cuny.edu. Please use the subject line “Pride Policy Fellowship – Applicant Name
  • A 2-page double-spaced statement
    • Research project applicants should write a research proposal that outlines (1) the proposed LGBTQ policy research project, (2) how the stipend award will help the applicant complete their research, and (3) a scholar-mentorship plan that explains how the applicant intends to complete the research project within the 2022-2023 academic year
    • Internship applicants should write a statement that (1) describes their unpaid summer 2022 internship and how their work will involve LGBTQ issues, and (2) explains how the stipend award will contribute to their success in their summer internship
  • A resume that includes the applicant’s name and contact information, relevant work and research experience, volunteer experience, and honors and awards

Research fellows will be required to present their research in a short, Power-Point presentation during a small luncheon at the end of the spring 2023 semester and attend LGBTQ Policy Center events during the 2022-2023 academic year. Summer intern fellows will meet periodically with the LGBTQ Policy Center’s project coordinator over the summer, who will serve as an internship facilitator and attend LGBTQ Policy Center events during the 2022-2023 academic year.

This invitation presents a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in LGBTQ policy work. We ask all applicants to submit their application materials no later than May 20th, 2022.