New Mexico Fellow

Institute for Policy StudiesWashington, DC
Unpaid Internship

9 months ago


Job Title

New Mexico Fellowship

Job Location

Washington, DC, and New Mexico

Job Overview

The New Mexico Fellowship is an 18-month, paid, public policy fellowship offered by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). This fellowship program aims to mentor a new generation of progressive leaders in New Mexico. Fellows will spend the first year at IPS in Washington, DC office and the final 6 months working with a non-profit organization in New Mexico. Through this fellowship, participants will develop their knowledge of the progressive landscape and policy world, enhance their research and writing skills, and make connections to social movements.


  • Yearly compensation of $43,000 (before taxes)
  • Paid semi-monthly
  • Three weeks of paid vacation
  • 12 days of sick leave
  • Full medical, vision, dental, and life insurance coverage


  • Work closely with IPS projects under the mentorship of IPS public scholars
  • Tailor the fellowship to personal interests and skills
  • Work on at least one of the following IPS projects in 2023:
    • Global Economy, CEOs and Workers
    • Mining, Trade, and Latin America
    • Criminalization of Poverty
    • Climate Justice
    • Poor People’s Campaign and Congressional Progressive Caucus Center


  • Recent college graduates (BA or MA) or members of activist groups in New Mexico
  • Motivated, flexible, and organized
  • Strong writing, reading, and critical thinking skills
  • Committed to building relationships with thought leaders and social movements
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Passionate about social justice

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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