Fellows and Alumni

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“Though I was looking forward to participating in the Aitchison Public Service Fellowship, I had no idea when I first signed up just how invaluable it would be for me in terms of launching my career in journalism. I not only gained reporting, writing, and fact-checking skills through my internship at The Washington Monthly, (along with mentors and contacts in the field), but the courses I took at night taught me to think about political issues in a far more interdisciplinary way than one normally is asked to do in college. Academia tends to silo subjects, but Aitchison was premised on the idea that we should regularly combine economics, history, political science, and sociology into our analysis. I always apply this now into my work. If you’re interested in improving not only your writing skills but also the ways you approach thinking about policy issues, I really can’t recommend the program enough.”

Rachel Cohen, a fall 2013 Aitchison Fellow, who now works as a writing fellow at The American Prospect

“For me, being an Aitchison Fellow meant taking my previous understandings of government and turning them upside down. I know I gained invaluable writing and analytical skills while making personal connections with top thinkers in the Washington world. Overall, my experiences as an Aitchison Fellow are best summed up in a single word: inspiring.”

Elizabeth DeMeo, 2010 Aitchison Fellow, Congressional Office Intern

“The Aitchison Program enabled me to apply the theory of government and its workings to actual practice through my internship in the Senate. I gained a definite direction for where I would like to take my studies and career. My experience as an Aitchison Fellow prepared me for acceptance into the Hopkins’ MA in government program and a career-entry position in the Pentagon.”

Liusuke Nagayoshi, 2010 Aitchison Fellow, Congressional Office Intern