The Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development is co-sponsored by the Joint Center and NeighborWorks®America. The program provides graduate level Harvard University students the opportunity to spend a summer on an analytical project suitable for publication as a working paper, while working directly with Joint Center faculty and NeighborWorks staff. The fellowship is named for Edward “Ned” Gramlich, a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and former chairman of NeighborWorks® America, who was a strong and consistent advocate for consumer protection in the financial arena.
Qualified Candidates and Expectations
Harvard students not in their graduating year in law, business, economics, planning or public policy, administration, sociology, education, or related fields who have commitment to and knowledge of the community and economic development fields. Must be entrepreneurial and committed to co-developing, leading, and completing a minimum 10-week analytical project (full-time).
$8,000 compensation, plus travel and research expenses, enrollment in the NeighborWorks America Training Institute with all expenses paid (tuition, travel/lodging and related expenses), project mentoring by faculty of the Joint Center for Housing Studies, potential for publication of project as part of Joint Center Working Paper Series, the opportunity to present findings to a group of practitioners at the NeighborWorks Training Institute in Washington, D.C., and also present the findings to leading policy makers, researchers, and advocacy groups at a separate policy briefing also in Washington, DC, and 10 weeks use of office space at a NeighborWorks® America location.
Please answer the following three questions in a cover letter:
- How have your past professional and educational experiences prepared you for this fellowship opportunity?
- What interests you most about this opportunity and what do you hope to learn?
- Why does the field of community and economic development interest you?
Send resumé, cover letter, two letters of reference (we suggest one from a faculty member and one from a professional affiliate in the community or economic development field), current address, phone and e-mail address by Friday, February 20, 2015 to email@example.com.