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Note: Applicants will be notified between 4-6 weeks of due date. However, applications will continue to be considered after due date if positions are not filled.
Instructions: Please indicate, in order of preference, the Areas that you would like to intern. In each Area, please indicate, in descending order, your top 3 departmental choices. For more information, please visit the internship section of our website.
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Attach your cover letter below as a .doc file.Be sure the document is named, “JohnDoe-CoverLetter.doc.”
In addition to education and work experience, please identify any awards, honors and accomplishments, as well as your skills and interest. For policy in particular, include any relevant coursework or research experience.
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We require two letters of recommendation. The first letter must be from a professor who is familiar with your academic work. The second may be a professional or other academic contact. Your references should send their letters directly to the internship coordinator via email, fax or mail using the contact information at the bottom of this application.
Please attach a writing sample of no more than 1,000 words that demonstrates your writing, research and reasoning skills. It may be on any topic, however, applicants are encouraged to submit samples related to children, social justice, or other related topics. Class papers that are indicative of writing ability may be submitted as writing samples.
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