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First-Year Fellows Program
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The First-Year Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth career. Each year, around twenty students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, DC, serving in policy positions where the supervisor is willing to take on a significant mentor role.

Requirements for Participation

• Complete Public Policy 5: Introduction to Public Policy (PBPL 5) during the winter term.

• Complete a course conveying quantitative or qualitative research methods during the fall, winter or spring term of your first year. Options include: Public Policy 10, Economics 10, Government 10, Mathematics 10, Psychology 10, Sociology 10, Mathematics and Social Sciences 15, Geography 11, Geography 50, Sociology 11, or Education 11.

• Participate in the Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors (D-LAB) program during the winter term.

• Apply to be a First-Year Fellow during the spring term of your first year. For members of the Class of 2018, the application deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015. See also Application Process information.

As a Fellow

• Participate in the Civic Skills Training sessions on public speaking, networking, writing, and project management.

• Intern for 8 weeks in Washington DC at an assigned placement with a Dartmouth alumni serving as your mentor.

• Complete final report and program evaluations at the end of your internship experience.

• Participate in the Create Your Path online workshops during the summer you are in Washington, DC.

Back on Campus

• Attend a debriefing session when you return to Hanover.

• Become a Dartmouth L.A.B. student facilitator or complete a Rocky related project anytime during your sophomore year.

For More Information Contact

  • Sam Williamson, Program Officer for Co-Curricular Programs

Last Updated: 10/30/15