Applying for a Fellowship
About the Fellowship:
POSITION TITLE: Pascale International Fellow at the Clinton Global Initiative of the Clinton Foundation
LOCATION: New York City, Midtown
Completed applications must be submitted by 12:00 PM (EST) January 24, 2014.
- The specific fellowship work will vary depending on the department they are assigned to, but will include some of the following: CGI member outreach efforts, partnership opportunities, and special projects for staff in the department. Duties include verbal and written interdepartmental communications, extensive research support, and project management. Responsibilities also include aiding in tracking ongoing and new commitments, members, sponsors, speakers, taking part in meetings with CGI members, assisting in up-keep of database accuracy, following-up with members as needed, and drafting and editing language for official commitment text. Due to the high-profile nature of CGI members, candidates should be professional and adaptable, and should have excellent writing skills. Languages in addition to English are a plus.
Fellows’ duties and projects may not be as listed. These will depend on the needs of the host organization.
- Very organized with a high attention to detail
- Autonomous and a strong sense of initiative
- Multi-tasker able to meet deadlines
- Excellent communication skills
- Knowledge of computers
- Enjoys working with others
- McGill student in final year of program
- Students must be able to stay through all of August and September
- Students must fulfill requirements as outlined in the Handbook for Interns at www.mcgill.ca/arts-internships/forms
HOURS: This internship is full time for a period of 3-4 months (May 28-Sept 30). The duration of the fellowship is approximately between May 28 and September 30, 2013. Availability on week-ends and evenings may be necessary. Interns must attend the orientaion session in New York on May 22 and 23, 2013.
Fellowship amount: $6000 which should cover the transportation, housing, food and incidentals.
Accommodations: Finding suitable lodging during the internship is the responsibility of the intern.
How to Apply:
Students must submit both electronic applications by e-mail and hard copies in person:
In person, to Leacock room 307:
- C.V. (résumé).
- Short essay: approximately 250-500 words stating your interest in the work of President Bill Clinton, your objectives and expectations of an internship at the Clinton Foundation, and how these relate to your future goals. This essay should also clearly indicate and rank the three departments of the Clinton Global Initiative in which you would most like to work. These are listed here.
- Short biography: approximately 100-200 words.
- Two letters of recommendation: Two letters in sealed envelopes should be mailed directly to Anne Turner, Leacock room 309 or via email to anne [dot] turner [at] mcgill [dot] ca (one letter must be from a professor). Please note that it is acceptable to submit reference letters by email only.
- Official McGill transcript printed in a sealed envelope (note: This must be ordered on Minerva in advance).
By e-mail to ion [at] mcgill [dot] ca from your McGill E-mail Address:
- C.V, short essay, and biography.
Please submit your CV, short essay and biography together in one document.
Please use the following file-name format: firstname.lastname_CV
(ex.: james.mcgill_CV.doc or james.mcgill_CV.pdf)
ION will only consider applications received from students’ official McGill e-mail accounts
Shortlisted candidates will be asked for a writing sample. At that time, you will also be asked to come in for an interview.
The Internship Offices Network will then transmit the selected applications to the host organization, which will ultimately be responsible for the selection of the candidate(s).
For More Information:
Internship Offices Network
Leacock Building, Room 307
(514) 398-4400, ext. 089688
ion [at] mcgill [dot] ca