GU Politics Launches Internship Fund with Telemundo
Scholarship will help students with unpaid internships in public service
The Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy is thrilled to launch theJosé Díaz-Balart Telemundo Internship Fund, a scholarship supporting students who have secured an unpaid summer internship in public service.
The José Díaz-Balart Telemundo Internship Fund is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Telemundo and José Diaz-Balart, anchor of both NBC Nightly News Saturday and Telemundo News. José served as GU Politics’ inaugural Visiting Fellow in the fall of 2017.
“GU Politics’ mission is to connect students with the community so they can understand the real practice of politics and explore ways to do it better,” said Mo Elleithee (SFS’94), executive director of GU Politics. “We are grateful to José and Telemundo for animating this mission and helping us expand opportunities for students to explore public service through the José Díaz-Balart Telemundo Internship Fund.”
The Fund will provide six one-time scholarships of $3,000 to Georgetown University students whose background or experience, when evaluated holistically, suggests that they contribute to the diversity of the Georgetown University community and could make similar contributions during a summer internship. Students must have secured an unpaid summer internship in the field(s) of politics, media, government, public service or journalism.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to support students in their academic development at Georgetown, a unique and extraordinary institution,” said Díaz-Balart. “I am honored by this partnership, which enables future leaders to pursue and secure competitive internship opportunities.”
Applicants must be current Georgetown students who will return for classes in fall of 2018. They must have secured an unpaid, summer internship for summer 2018, with a written offer from the employer in the field of politics, media, government, public service and/or journalism.
Applications are due on April 21st, with final selections made by April 30th.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE:
Founded in 2015, the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy is the first Institute of its kind in the nation’s capital. Established with a mission of encouraging young people to reimagine politics as a form of public service, GU Politics connects and empowers students and the broader community in an effort to understand the real practice of politics, explore ways to do it better, and reaffirm its promise.