The Urban Public Policy Fellowship (UPPF) program is a leadership development program designed to expose historically underrepresented minority undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to key public policy issues. The program provides Fellows with weekly seminars offering a solid introduction to theory and practice in the areas of public policymaking, advocacy, community development, and service provision and also a valuable internship experience. The UPPF program is administered by the Institute for Policy & Civic Engagement (IPCE) in partnership with the African American Academic Network (AAAN) and the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services program (LARES).
Fellows are required to commit a total of 10 hours per week to the UPPF program, 8 of which will be at an internship site during the fall semester and 6 hours during the spring semester. Participants in the UPPF program are hired as student employees of the university and will be paid up to $4,000.00 for satisfactory completion of program requirements. The program is expected to begin the week of Monday, August 14, 2017.
2017-2018 UPPF Program Eligibility:
- Selected applicants must demonstrate employment eligibility as required by the UIC Office of Student Employment: http://www.uic.edu/depts/st_empl/immigration_act.shtml
- Applicant must have earned a minimum of 45 credit hours (transfer students must have earned a minimum of 12 credit hours at UIC) at the time the application is submitted.
- Applicant must be registered as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) for both the fall 2017 & spring 2018 semesters. Additionally, applicant must not be registered for more than 15 credit hours per semester for both the fall 2017 & spring 2018 semesters.
- Applicant must be in good academic standing with a recommended current cumulative minimum GPA of a 2.75 on a scale of 4.0.
- Undergraduate students from any majors in any college are eligible to apply. However, this program is likely to appeal to students with interests in criminal justice, education, law, political science, psychology, sociology, communications, public health, social work, and urban planning.
- Past participants who have completed the UPPF Program are not eligible to reapply.
- Attend mandatory Friday seminar sessions (list of dates is attached on page 7).
- Application (MUST be typed)
- A letter of recommendation is highly recommended but not required.
- Personal statement (MUST be typed)
- Resume (MUST be typed)
- Application deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017
- Notification of Acceptance: Friday, June 23, 2017
- Mandatory Orientation: Monday, August 14, 2017
- Program Begins: Week of Monday, August 14, 2017
- Program Ends: Friday, April 27, 2018
Priority will be given to those students who have an expressed interest in public policy. Selection is based on policy interest, academic record, and leadership. UPPF program start and end dates are contingent upon receipt of funding for the 2017-2018 academic year.
For fullest consideration, applications must be submitted and sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017. Any application that is not typed and/or missing any supporting documents will not be considered.