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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy


The McCourtney Institute for Democracy provides up to $5,000 toward the cost of hosting a Nevins Fellow for a summer internship. Our students come to their internship sites well prepared and ready to get to work.

Nevins Fellows have interned at the following organizations, just to name a few:

  • Everyday Democracy
  • Millennial Action Project
  • Public Agenda
  • Unite America

Much like students apply for the fellowship, organizations apply to host a fellow. Nonprofits, government organizations, nonprofit media organizations, or other groups committed to building and sustaining democracy can complete the form below to host a fellow.

Students selected to participate in the program rank their top three organizations, and placements are made from there. Summer 2023 placements will be finalized by the end of 2022.