The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) Public Policy Fellowship is designed to give congressional, executive, and diplomatic staff and journalists the scientific, technological, legal, and historical background needed to gain a deeper understanding of civil and military nuclear policy. The program aims to cultivate a bipartisan community of practical experts focused on nuclear policy issues.
Location – Washington DC
NPEC will hold ten lunchtime and dinner seminars between September and December 2016. Sessions are held on select Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons. Completion certification of the course requires attendance of six or more of the ten seminars. Three of these six must include specified required lectures. Individuals who complete the program will also have the opportunity to participate in an intensive day-long workshop in early 2017. All events will take place in Washington, DC.
The seminars are taught by Henry Sokolski, executive director of NPEC, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, former Deputy for Nonproliferation Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and military senate legislative assistant and special assistant for nuclear energy policy.
Applications will be taken from full-time legislative directors, legislative assistants, legislative correspondents, communication staffers, and professional committee staff members in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate; executive branch staffers in intelligence, defense, foreign affairs, and communications; military fellows, detailed to the Hill or the executive branch; diplomatic staff; and journalists.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a current resume and a cover letter (no longer than two pages) that explains his or her interest in the seminars, how the seminars would help them do their jobs, and contact details for a current or former employer or reference. Applications can be submitted here, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the Fall 2016 session of the NPEC Public Policy Fellowship must be submitted by 5:00pm on July 1, 2016 for early notification and acceptance, and by 5:00pm on August 5, 2016 for final acceptance. Only complete applications will be considered.