The Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative
The need for talented and committed men and women to enter public service has never been greater. The challenges we face at home and abroad require a new generation of policy innovators with excellent analytical skills, a deep understanding of substantive policy issues, and a wealth of experience. The goal of this Initiative is to set outstanding individuals on the path toward public service careers in the U.S. government, focusing on both domestic policy and international affairs, through academic training that is integrated with work experience in federal agencies. We are committed to preparing the very best to take on current and future challenges by affecting positive change through creative policy.
Careers in the federal government are not for everyone. There are many fields and career choices that allow the opportunity to affect policy; working for the federal government provides the opportunity to make policy. For those committed to public service, those who wish to make a difference, to shape fundamental policy direction and change, the federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for smart, dedicated and highly motivated young people.
Application deadline for the Undergraduate Class of 2015 Scholars Entry Track is close of business - 5 p.m. - Friday, November 1, 2013. See "How to Apply."
Application deadline for the Graduate Scholars Entry Track normally is coincident with applications to the Master in Public Affairs degree program. The SINSI Graduate Track is currently in abeyance.
Meet the Scholars
Please click here to read about the current undergraduate and graduate scholars, their internships, fellowships and career goals. Read their own stories in their own voices.
The following alumni serve as members of the Dean's Advisory Group for Scholars in the Nation's Service: Hady A. Amr *94, John P. Bellinger III '82, Robert D. Brenner '75 *77, Kevin Gover '75, Jofi Joseph *99, Cheryl McQueen *77, Barry Pavel *90, Jeffrey Prieto *97, Timothy Reif '80 *85, Kemba Eneas Walden *96.
The Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative is made possible through the generous support of: The Robertson Fund, The David K.E. Bruce '19 Scholars Fund, Tom and Andrea Bernstein ’80, Frank C. Carlucci ’52, The W. Hodding Carter III '57 Scholars Fund, The Elkes Foundation, The Brooks Emeny '24 Trust, Frederick P. Hitz ’61, Gilbert Omenn ’61 and Martha Darling MPA '70, Michael Morandi MPA '83, Gerald Parsky '64, Elizabeth T. and Jeffrey M. Peek ’69, James Shinn ’73 PhD '01, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin '61, and anonymous donors.