The Catherine Hinman Memorial Summer Fellowship (PAID)

The Catherine Hinman Memorial Fellowship creates opportunities for graduate students from across the country pursuing public policy careers, with background studies in economics, applied sciences, international affairs, etc., to gain practical experience and grow professional networks in Washington DC. The Fellowship aims to support graduate student Fellows (who would not otherwise have the financial means to spend a summer in Washington DC) to showcase technical skills, immerse into federal policy-making and international affairs, and sow seeds of professional growth for years to come.

Back for its second year, the Fellowship will be hosted by the Silverado Policy Accelerator, a think tank focused on American prosperity and global competitiveness through investment in bipartisan economic, strategic, and technological policy solutions. Please note: some Fellows may have the opportunity to be placed in other DC-based policy organizations for the summer.

Fellows will be introduced to diverse career pathways, including through networking with DC-based professionals from across the U.S. Government, non-profit organizations, business, and academia. Each fellow will be paired with a mentor in their field of interest to guide their success in the Fellowship, including the completion of a final project of practical application (i.e., research supporting the adoption of federal regulation, publication, draft rules or regulations, etc.) that also advances Silverado’s mission and the Fellows’ career aspirations.

Roundtrip travel expenses paid from anywhere in the United States
Student housing provided
$5,000 stipend

8 to 10 weeks (housing available May 28 to August 5)

Must be enrolled in a Graduate program
Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
Demonstrated experience or interest in Silverado’s policy areas of focus (trade, industrial security, climate/ecological/economic security, cybersecurity)
Applicants with demonstrated financial need will be prioritized
Interest in policy development and international relations



Email the below application materials to to be considered for the position.

Resume or C.V.
Unofficial transcripts for undergraduate and graduate work to date
Cover Letter stating why you would be a good fit for this Fellowship and for Silverado, also indicating your availability between May 28 and August 5, 2024
500-word personal essay providing insight into why this opportunity could be a game changer in your life
Optional: Any additional research, writing samples, or a proposal for a final project