Harvard University's Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston offers summer public policy fellowships. The fellowships offer 12 graduate students paid, 10-week summer internships in key state and local agencies in the Greater Boston area. Fellows also participate in a weekly seminar series with leading practitioners and scholars and are required to write a short essay related to their experiences. Fellows receive a $7,000 stipend. Visit the Rappaport Institute's website for details.
The fellowship program is a key component of the Rappaport Institute, which aims to improve the governance of Greater Boston by fostering better connections among the region's scholars, policymakers, and civic leaders. In addition to the Public Policy Program, the Rappaport Institute develops and disseminates policy-relevant research in timely and accessible ways; fosters conversations between researchers and practitioners; hosts public events on regional issues; and offers training for local officials.
In previous years, fellows have worked on a diverse range of projects that include: school reform plans, environmental risk assessment, public-private partnerships, community development projects, performance-management systems, racial bias in the juvenile justice system, health coverage for foster children, and reduction plans for greenhouse gases.