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Applications for 2021-22 are open until 4:00pm on 14 May
What is The Policy Fellowship?
The Pinsker Centre Policy Fellowship is our elite intellectual programme, designed for both fulltime undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to make a difference on their campus. Our Policy Fellows are based across many of the UK’s leading universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, UCL, LSE and Birmingham.
The Policy Fellowship is an opportunity for campus leaders to consolidate their skills, gain practical experience in policy research, learn about the Middle East, and grow their professional network.
Participation in this programme will grant you the opportunity to make tangible change on your campus, engage in contemporary political and social debates with international policymakers, and expand your future career options.
What are the benefits of the programme?
1) Successful applicants will receive a scholarship for £1500 upon completion of the fellowship.
2) COVID-permitting, participants will be given the opportunity to attend an all expenses paid policy research trip to Washington DC.
3) Depending on their studies, participants are given the opportunity to intern with renowned think tanks, public affairs organisations and legislative offices in order to learn about policy research and develop their CVs.
4) The programme offers exclusive opportunities to engage and network with experts in geopolitics, security, domestic politics, and a handful of other fields. Previous cohorts have had private seminars with dignitaries such as the former Foreign Minister of Canada, and the former Deputy Prime Minister of Israel.
5) Our professional team have historically been graduates of our programme, and alumni of the Policy Fellowship are often offered professional opportunities within The Pinsker Centre.
What does the programme involve?
With the support and guidance of the staff at The Pinsker Centre, participants of the programme will be given a number of responsibilities.
These responsibilities will be both exciting and challenging, including tasks such as producing thought provoking articles and podcasts, assisting in research papers, and hosting events on your own campus with world leaders, renowned academics and international opinion-formers.
Who can apply?
Applications are open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students who will be in full-time education for the 2021-22 academic year.
This is an exclusive fellowship and only 12 places are available: the application process is very competitive.
We welcome and encourage applicants from all academic and social backgrounds, and all places are awarded on a meritocratic, equal opportunity basis. Please do not hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions.
What have previous fellows said about the programme?
“The work that the Pinsker Centre does in cultivating relationships, and offering new opportunities to students, is totally unparalleled.”
James Harris, Policy Fellow 2018-19, now President of the Union of Jewish Students
“The Pinsker Fellowship programme provided me with personalised support to improve professionally, which has proven to be extremely beneficial in my early career. I particularly enjoyed the exclusive seminars for policy fellows where we could network and learn from decision makers about the Middle East and other contemporary political issues.”
Lili Zemplenyi, Policy Fellow 2020-21, student at UCL.
“The Pinsker Centre has accomplished so much through the entrepreneurial acts of students and young professionals. It was a
privilege to be a part of this when I was a Policy Fellow.”
Tamara Berens, Policy Fellow 2017-18, now Charles Krauthammer Fellow at Mosaic Magazine