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Meagan Araki
Project Manager
Slade Gorton Policy Center

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Gorton Leaders Program


The Gorton Leaders Program offers ten-month fellowships to undergraduate students in the Pacific Northwest to participate in monthly roundtables with foreign policy experts and to support their professional development.

The Gorton Leaders Program offers ten-month fellowships to undergraduate students in the Pacific Northwest to participate in monthly roundtables with foreign policy experts and to support their professional development.

Qualifications

To be eligible for a fellowship, an applicant will:

  • Be an undergraduate rising senior. First year Master’s students will also be considered.
  • Be majoring in International Relations, Political Science, International Law, Foreign Area Studies, or a related field.
  • Demonstrate strong academic and professional potential for development on topics related to international affairs, as well as interest in U.S. foreign policy.

Commitment

  • Participate in monthly roundtables with policymakers, academics, and business professionals in Seattle. Roundtables will be held on the second Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 6:00 pm.
  • Outside of major events listed above, workload will be on average 5-10 hours a month to complete readings, engage foreign policy experts, and conduct capstone project research utilizing resources from the Gorton Center at The National Bureau of Asian Research.
  • Author at least one original writing product, such as a commentary, expert interview, or essay.
  • Participate in a part-time (10 – 12 hours/week), eight-week internship at the National Bureau of Asian Research.
  • Attend annual Slade Gorton Policy Center fundraising events and quarterly networking events with Gorton Leaders Program alumni.

Application Deadline and Selection Process

The Gorton Center is carefully monitoring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on universities and their plans for the 2020–21 academic year. At this time the Gorton Center has decided to postpone our regularly scheduled Gorton Leaders Program for the Fall 2020 term. Our current plan is to hold a shortened Gorton Leaders Program beginning in January 2021 and ending in June 2021.

About the Center

The Slade Gorton Policy Center, founded in 2010, is a policy research center at the National Bureau of Asian Research established in honor of former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton’s 60+ years of public service to Washington State and the nation. The Center works to inspire the next generation of leaders in the field of international affairs. The Center’s work promotes Senator Gorton’s values of principled leadership, rigorous analysis, intellectual pursuit, integrity, effectiveness, bipartisanship, and public service. Learn more.

The Slade Gorton Policy Center is located at The National Bureau of Asian Research at 1414 NE 42nd St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98105.