Research Fellowship

Listen to the voices of America. Learn from the country's top scholars. Make a difference.

For years, the United States has built its policy in the blind, without understanding how people are working, living, and getting by. The American Voices Project relies on immersive interviews to deliver an unusually comprehensive portrait of American life across all 50 states. The objective: To build 21st-century policy that's truly of the people, by the people, for the people.

Research fellows with the American Voices Project will talk to people across America about their lives, their families, their experiences, and their hopes and dreams. The fellowship begins with intensive training in public policy, qualitative interviewing, and ethnographic and survey methods. Fellows will then spend a year conducting in-person interviews in communities across the country. When the interviewing ends, fellows will reconvene for a second training institute in data analysis. The fellowship is paid and is designed for graduating seniors, graduate students, and anyone committed to tackling the country’s most pressing problems. The position begins in June 2019 and concludes in August 2020.

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