2015-16 Community Fellowship Application
PINKERTON FELLOWSHIP INITIATIVE
The Pinkerton Community Fellowship for the 2015-2016 program will be available shortly.
Are you a sophomore or junior interested in gaining real-world experience in the juvenile justice system, while earning academic credits, developing leadership skills, and receiving a competitive stipend? Apply for the Pinkerton Community Fellowship.
The Pinkerton Community Fellowship is a prestigious 15-month program that places talented John Jay students at community-based agencies serving young people involved in the justice system.
2015-2016 Pinkerton Community Fellows
Commitment and Compensation
The Pinkerton Community Fellowship is a 15-month program that begins in summer 2014 and runs through summer 2015. The community fellowship components are listed below:
- Internship – Community Fellows benefit from intensive experience at leading nonprofit community-based organizations that address a diverse range of youth justice issues.
- Starting in June, fellows work 35-hours a week during the first summer;
- 14-hours a week during the fall and spring semesters; and
- 35-hours during the winter session and during the second summer.
- Coursework – In addition to the placement, fellows earn twelve-credits through an upperclass two-semester Practicum in Youth Justice course that is designed to enhance their understanding of the issues related to their work.
- Seminars – Fellows also participate in on-going personal and professional development seminars throughout the fellowship period
Community Fellows earn a total of $12,750 throughout their 15-month commitment. This comprises of:
- $3,500 for the first summer
- $2,000 for each fall and spring semesters
- $1,000 for full-time hours during the winter break; and
- $4,250 during the second summer. The second summer is contingent upon high performance ratings by both the host site and the PFI staff.
In addition community fellows:
- Receive a monthly unlimited metro card to cover travel expenses; and
- An opportunity grant of $1,000 to help alleviate financial burdens that might arise during the fellowship period
- Current sophomore or junior
- GPA of 3.0 or better
- High level of responsibility, leadership and commitment
- Demonstrated genuine passion for youth justice
- Final deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014, at 5pm
- Finalists will be interviewed and notified in March
- The fellowship begins in June 2014
To apply to be a Pinkerton Community Fellows, you must submit:
- A 1 – 2 page personal statement covering why you are interested in becoming a Pinkerton Community Fellow, what you hope to gain as a Fellow, and an assessment of your strengths and challenges.
- A resume
- A recommendation form from a faculty member or employer
- A copy of unofficial transcript
Submit the materials below by February 14, 2014:
In order to upload your transcript as a PDF:
- Print your unofficial transcript from the Jay Stop website
- Go to the John Jay library and ask a librarian how to scan the transcript as a PDF to your email
- Follow the librarian’s instructions
- Once the PDF is sent to your email, save it and upload it here
The recommendation form should be completed online by a faculty or employer by February 14, 2014. Please click here for the recommendation form and share this link with your recommendation writer.
For more information, please contact: Melissa Pognon, Program Coordinator, Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative email@example.com