Fisher Cummings Washington Fellows Program, 2019–2020

January 24, 2019 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm


Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, Room 1109

Event Organizer

Kristin Battista-Frazee

Washington, D.C.-based alumna Kristin Battista Frazee and Professor John Robertson will lead an information session about the Fisher Cummings Washington Fellows Program. Launched in Fall 2012 with a major gift, the Program was designed to give MSW students in the policy method area an opportunity to develop the skill set necessary to become leaders in social policy, administration, and community practice on a national scale. Fellows complete study for their advanced practice year in Washington, D.C. They work in a field placement at a federal agency, Congressional Office, or NGO. Examples of this last include the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services; the American Association of Retired Persons; and the Brookings Institution.

Deadline for application: February 6, 2019

Application materials: Available from John McDonald at

Program eligibility: Applicants should have an excellent academic record and a passion for legislative, government or policy work.

Key program benefits:

  • Scholarship of up to $15,000 for fellows who qualify for financial aid.
  • Field education placements in Washington, D.C. at a federal governmental agency, Congressional office, or nongovernmental organization, including the option for a year-long placement from September 2019 to May 2020 or full-time block placements from January 2020 to May 2020.

To attend the information session, go to the Zoom link or to Room 1109.