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Buckley Fellows Funding Application

William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale

Student Fellows Funding Application

The Buckley Program is eager to support its student fellows in their academic and professional endeavors. While we offer on-campus programming as well as paid summer internships at various publications and think tanks, we also recognize that our student fellows may secure other excellent opportunities on their own. We seek to support those pursuits that are in the spirit of our mission. This may include funding for travel to conferences at other universities or educational institutions, undergraduate research, and summer internships.

Guidelines: Given that the Buckley Program’s resources are limited, we regret that we may not be able to fund all requests. We encourage fellows to seek funding from other sources in the University or elsewhere when possible.

Requests for funding will be considered on a rolling basis. Generally, we will respond with a decision within two weeks.

Instructions: To apply, please complete this form and send it to our Executive Director, Lauren Noble, at Lauren@BuckleyProgram.com along with your resume.

  1. Name:
  2. Mailing Address:
  3. E-mail:
  4. Phone:
  5. Residential College:
  6. Class Year:
  7. Major:
  8. Funding Requested:
  9. Purpose: __ Conference __ Research __ Summer Internship __ Other
  10. Have you requested and/or received funding for this opportunity from other sources? If so, how much and from where?  
  11. What is your involvement in the Buckley Program?
  12. In two or three paragraphs, describe the opportunity you wish for the Buckley Program to help fund. Please explain how it relates to our mission and how it will further your academic or career goals.
  13. What is your budget?   

Link to Google Doc version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MwHL_4wicFMboc5ywpGdV65jduV0Ui4-aBqVJz4zLMo/edit

 

Student Opportunities Page

Welcome to Buckley Program Opportunities Page

This page lists political internships, fellowships, research, and funding opportunities for student fellows! Applications for internship programs, including opportunities through the William F. Buckley, Jr. Internships Program, can we found through Yale Career Link. The below list of funding opportunities is specific to internships (domestic and international) focused on politics, journalism and the promotion of intellectual diversity. Application for all the funding opportunities listed below can be found through Yale Fellowship and Funding Page. If fellows are not eligible for Yale coordinated funding please find the Buckley Fellows Funding Application at the bottom of this page. If fellows want guidance on starting the internship process use the Buckley Fellows Professional Student Contact Form to be connected to professionals in a wide range of fields. Please feel free to reach out through the Beacon Contact Form with any questions!

Professional Student Contact Form

Interested in summer internships, post-grad jobs, or mentoring opportunities but don’t know where to start? Fill out the Professional Student Contact Form be connected with professionals in their fields of interest!

William F. Buckley, Jr. Internships Program

FIRE Summer Intern – William F Buckley Jr. Internships Program

Gingrich Productions, Research and Writing Intern – The William F Buckley, Jr. Internship Program

Manhattan Institute, Communications and Research Intern – William F. Buckley Jr. Internship Program

The National Review, Editorial Intern – The William F. Buckley, Jr. Internship Program

The New Criterion, Editorial Intern – The William F. Buckley Jr. Internship Program

A stipend of $4,000 will come with each internship, to be used to cover students’ travel, living, and other potential expenses.

 

Yale Fellowship and Funding

Search for further funding opportunities here.

Applying for all funding opportunities listed below here.

 

Domestic Summer Award: http://ocs.yale.edu/yale-college/domestic-summer-award-dsa

The DSA provides a stipend of $4,000 to Yale undergraduate students on financial aid who have secured an approved unpaid summer internship in one of the following areas: a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a government entity; a non-governmental organization (NGO); or an Arts Apprenticeship.

  • First-year student, sophomore, or junior in Yale College.
  • Recipient of financial aid from Yale that includes a Yale Scholarship for Spring 2018 (students on Leave of Absence in Spring 2018 are eligible).
  • Has not received a previous DSA. Eligible students can receive an ISA for a different summer.
  • Has secured a summer internship in the U.S. that meets the below DSA position requirements.

International Summer Award: http://ocs.yale.edu/yale-college/isa-eligible-international

The International Summer Award (ISA) provides a stipend for one summer experience abroad for eligible undergraduate students receiving a Yale scholarship.

  • The ISA provides a percentage of the program budget, based on the student’s need for financial aid in 2017-2018.
  • Students participating in an ISA eligible program may be eligible for ISA funding.
  • The maximum amount of ISA funding will not exceed $12,500.
  • Yale-coordinated international internships of eight or more weeks in duration
  • An independently-secured international internship or an international internship with a third-party provider for which students have been approved by the Office of Career Strategy (see OCS website for details)

Political Science Summer Research and Internship Grants

The Department has funds available for sophomore and junior Political Science majors from the Frank M. Patterson fund to support summer research and Political Science-related internships. Students should also seek additional funding from other sources, especially for international travel.

Applications must include a 1-2 page statement describing the research or internship, an itemized budget, an unofficial Yale transcript (a PDF of the unofficial academic record from the SIS website will suffice), and a letter of recommendation (from a Yale faculty member, preferably a Political Science faculty member).

All information must be submitted by electronic upload to this website, including an unofficial electronic copy of transcript, by the deadline listed above. Please submit PDF files only.

Recipients will be asked to submit a brief (1-2) page report about their research or internship by September 24, 2018. Students will also be asked to enclose copies of receipts for transportation and lodging expenses.

Political Science: ‘Michael N. Levy ‘85 Fund for Political Internships 

To support students who are working on political election campaigns this summer. These grants are open to all undergraduates in the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes. This fund will support two internships in the summer of 2018 and the maximum award amount per student will be $4,000.

The internships should be exclusively for working on political election campaigns, which theoretically could include national, state, or local candidate elections, broader election-focused groups (e.g., election-focused party affiliates such as the Democratic or Republican Congressional Campaign Committees or their equivalents), or ballot referenda.  All else equal, preference will be accorded in that order (first, specific candidates; then political groups; then referenda campaigns).

Applications must include a 1-2 page statement describing the internship, an itemized budget, an unofficial Yale transcript (a PDF of the unofficial academic record from the SIS website will suffice), and a letter of recommendation from a Yale faculty member (preferably a Political Science faculty member). Please submit PDF files only. 

Global Affairs: Les Aspin ’60 International Public Service Fellowships

Established by the Yale College Class of 1960 to honor the memory of their classmate, Les Aspin, a former member of Congress and United States Secretary of Defense. The fund supports Yale College undergraduates in summer internships related to the study of national security and international affairs, in the public or nonprofit private sector. The internships may be with a U.S. government agency, or a nonprofit corporation or non-governmental organization. Grants are awarded to sophomores and juniors with preference given to students in the International Studies Major.

Global Affairs: Leitner International Research and Internship Fellowship

The Jackson Institute for Global affairs invites applications for the Leitner International Research and Internship Fellowship. The fellowship provides support to undergraduate students undertaking a project contributing to an understanding of international affairs. A project may be an independent research project, an internship or formal study/coursework.

Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation Summer Internship Fellowships

The Genocide Studies Program (GSP) at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International Affairs announces availability of the fellowships for undergraduate students to support an internship experience in the field of genocide and mass atrocity studies. The proposed internships should be with non-governmental or other organizations engaged in activities related to the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. The internships should be approximately ten weeks in duration.

The CIPE Spanish and Latin American Fellowships include the John O’Leary and Patricia Cepeda Fellowship for the Study of Latin America, the Niebla Foundation Travel Fellowship, and the Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship.

The Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship has been established to support undergraduate students at Yale pursuing study, work, travel, or language programs in a country where Spanish is the primary language. Two awards are expected to be made each year.

CIPE Summer Journalism Fellowships: Bildner

These fellowships provide summer funding to students pursuing and furthering their study of writing, specifically in the field of journalism. The fellowships will consider self-designed journalism projects and internships related to all types of journalism (e.g. print, photo, broadcast).

CIPE Summer Journalism Fellowships: Shana Alexander

Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the CIPE Summer Common Application

This fellowship provides summer funding to students pursuing and furthering their study of writing, specifically in the field of journalism. The fellowships will consider self-designed projects and internships related to all types of journalism (e.g. print, photo, broadcast).

CIPE Summer Journalism Fellowships: Yale College Summer Journalism

Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the CIPE Summer Common Application

This fellowship provides summer funding to students pursuing and furthering their study of writing, specifically in the field of journalism. The fellowships will also consider self-designed projects and internships related to all types of journalism (e.g. print, photo, broadcast).

Class of 1982 Cowles Summer Fellowship

If you’re planning a project or internship related to media, government, or public service, we encourage you to apply for the Class of 1982 Cowles Summer Fellowship.  The Cowles Fellow will receive a grant of $2,500 to cover living expenses while he or she volunteers, conducts research, or serves as an intern in a field connected with public discourse or community service.

You might be considering an internship but need financial assistance to make it feasible. Perhaps you’re seeking support for an academic project or major paper on an aspect of government, community, or culture. Or maybe you have the chance to volunteer in Washington, D.C. or in your state capital, but lack the means to live away from home.

Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75 and Robert Bildner ’72 Israel Travel Grant

The Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75 and Robert Bildner ’72 Israel Travel Grant is awarded through Slifka Center and provides opportunities for Yale undergraduates to develop a deeper appreciation for the land of Israel and/or Judaism.

Friedman Family Travel/Research Fellowship

Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the CIPE Summer Common Application

Supports summer research projects related to urban development in the U.S. or abroad, with a preference for projects in developing countries. Also supports unpaid jobs and internships abroad related to urban studies; jobs and internships in the U.S. will only be considered if there is a significant research component. Summer activity must last at least 5 weeks.

Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy Grants

The Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students at Yale University whose research focuses on political economy.

Henry James Travel Fellowship

The Henry James Travel Fellowship supports students carrying out internships outside of the US during the summer. Applications for this fellowship will be accepted via the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application.

Howard W. Hilgendorf Memorial Fellowship

The Howard W. Hilgendorf Memorial Fellowship supports unpaid or very low-paid, independently sought internships outside of the USA. Applications for this fellowship will be accepted via the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application.

Robert C Bates Summer Fellowship for International Internships

The Robert C Bates Summer Fellowship for International Internships supports unpaid or very low-paid, independently sought internships outside of the USA. Applications for this fellowship will be accepted via the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application.

Schusterman Israel Travel Grant

Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation offer generous financial support to defray the cost of summer work internship, academic studies and research in Israel.

Summer Fellowship in Japan

Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the CIPE Summer Common Application

The Japan Program of the Council on East Asian Studies has established the Summer Fellowship in Japan to support internships, projects, and research taking place in Japan. Language study and other study programs are not eligible.

Sunrise Foundation Travel Grant

Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the CIPE Summer Common Application

The Sunrise Foundation Travel Grant supports students who have obtained an internship position or have developed a project in an “emerging market” country.

Women in Government

Note: *Please email Sarah Siegel (sarah.siegel@yale.edu) to be included on the Women in Government email list to learn of all programming related to this Fellowship.  Events and workshops are held each semester.

This program is designed to encourage Yale undergraduates to explore political careers by participating in challenging (unpaid) internships with elected representatives in Congress or in other political arenas.  Proposed internships must include primary activities where students can see government and policy-making first-hand.

Minimum Duration: 8 weeks.  Projects of shorter duration will not be considered. The proposed project must be a full-time commitment (at least 30 hours per week) and be the primary activity for the duration of the internship.

Buckley Fellows Funding Application

The Buckley Program is eager to support its student fellows in their academic and professional endeavors. Fellows can apply for funding for travel to conferences at other universities or educational institutions, undergraduate research, and summer internships. If the above funding opportunities are not applicable to you, find the application for Buckley Fellows Funding Application.

 

Cato’s Ilya Shapiro on Religious Freedom in the Courts

On November 4th, 2017, Ilya Shapiro spoke at the Buckley Program’s conference on The Constitution and the Courts.

Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. He has contributed to a variety of academic, popular, and professional publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Weekly Standard, New York Times, and National Review Online. Before joining Cato, he was a special assistant/adviser to the Multi-National Force in Iraq on rule-of-law issues and practiced at Patton Boggs and Cleary Gottlieb. Before entering private practice, Shapiro clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He holds an AB from Princeton University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

The Buckley Program had the chance to interview Mr. Shapiro at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, CT. The transcript has been condensed and lightly edited from a longer interview.

By: Jake Fischer

Jake: One of the main things that I thought was interesting was considering how far does the religious liberty extend when it affects others. You spoke about coercing people into taking action that is against their religion but, especially with health care, there are some religions, for example Jehovah’s Witnesses, who may be opposed to any sort of emergency treatment on religious grounds. Do you think that these religious protections should extend to allow them to avoid paying for these parts of health insurance for their employees? Continue reading “Cato’s Ilya Shapiro on Religious Freedom in the Courts”

Stanford Law Professor Michael McConnell on his Career and Originalism

On November 4th, 2017, Professor Michael McConnell spoke at the Buckley Program’s conference on The Constitution and the Courts.

Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. From 2002 to the summer of 2009, he served as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  He has published widely in the fields of constitutional law and theory, especially church and state, equal protection, and the founding. In the past decade, his work has been cited in opinions of the Supreme Court second most often of any legal scholar. He is co-editor of three books: Religion and the Law, Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought, and The Constitution of the United States. McConnell has argued fifteen cases in the Supreme Court.

The Buckley Program had the chance to interview Professor McConnell at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, CT. The transcript has been condensed and lightly edited from a longer interview.

Ethan: What stands out as some of the more meaningful or memorable experiences from your career in law? Continue reading “Stanford Law Professor Michael McConnell on his Career and Originalism”

Adam White on the Proper Role of Bureaucrats

On November 4th, 2017, Adam White spoke at the Buckley Program’s conference on The Constitution and the Courts.

Adam J. White is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, and director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where he also teaches Administrative Law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he previously practiced law at Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC and Baker Botts LLP, litigating regulatory and constitutional issues. His articles appear in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Commentary, and other publications, and he is a contributing editor for National Affairs, City Journal, and The New Atlantis.

The Buckley Program had the chance to interview Mr. White at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, CT. The transcript has been condensed and lightly edited from a longer interview.

By: Alexander Sikorski

Alexander: Do you think that unelected officials threaten our democracy? Continue reading “Adam White on the Proper Role of Bureaucrats”