Application

Interested applicants should complete a short application with the following information:

  • Name, age, educational level (e.g., junior, senior, recently obtained undergraduate/graduate degree, currently in graduate school)
  • Choose from three short essay prompts. Please answer in 350-500 words.
    1. Identify the most important challenge you believe Harris County faces, and describe the approach you would take to identifying and proposing a policy solution to address this challenge.
    2. Describe a person, personal experience, or current event that sparked your interest in public policy. How does it shape your outlook on policymaking?
    3. Describe a time you felt challenged. How did you overcome this situation? What lessons did you learn from the experience?
  • What do you hope to get out of your experience as a CJO Policy Fellow? Please answer in 100 words or less.
  • Please identify up to three policy areas from the list below that are of interest to you:
    • Transportation
    • Housing
    • Criminal & Juvenile Justice
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Economic Opportunity & Development
    • Health
    • Environment

Once complete, please email your application, resume, and one letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact to CJO.Policy@cjo.hctx.net. Please send all documents in a single email with the subject line titled “CJO Summer Policy Fellowship_Full Name”; Spring Fellowship applications should be submitted separately with the subject line “CJO Spring Policy Fellowship_Full Name”

The deadline for submitting Summer Fellowship applications is March 31, 2020. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply early.