The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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September 10 – Pathways to Careers in Public Policy

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Graduate Center, Room 9207


About this Fellowship Information Session

Are you interested in a career in public service? Are you hoping to leverage your graduate degree into policy work, but aren’t sure where to start?


This session will provide information on four fellowship programs in New York State that will help you build the skills and professional network you need to transition into a full-time career in public policy. Our panelists will explain the ins and outs of these different opportunities, the roles and responsibilities fellows take on, and how to apply.


Our panelists will include:


If you plan to attend this information session, please RSVP using our event registration form.


Below are brief summaries of the programs represented by our panelists:

  • The Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs bridges the gap between study and civic engagement in and outside the classroom. To this end, CUNY students are placed in the offices of city, state and federal legislators; in government agencies; in neighborhood and community organizations; and even in international organizations.
  • The Excelsior Service Fellowship Program is an initiative to bring highly talented recent graduates of law, graduate and professional schools into government service. Excelsior Fellows start each year in early September and are placed within the Executive Chamber, a government agency or authority for a two-year fellowship. Excelsior Fellows work full-time alongside senior members of the administration and play a policy-influencing role in New York State with the opportunity to focus on the most pressing issues of the day.
  • The New York State Assembly Intern Committee sponsors Graduate Internships at the State Capital starting every January. Graduate Internships provide full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs.
  • The New York State Senate hosts several Graduate Fellowships. Students are assigned to a specific Senator’s office, where they function largely as if they were regular staff. While duties vary depending on the needs of the member, Fellows generally perform in-depth policy research, take part in meetings with various interest groups and constituents, and attend legislative sessions.


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