At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Apply Now: Drum Major Institute for Public Policy Scholars Program

The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy created DMI Scholars to identify progressive college activists from underrepresented communities and train them in the skills necessary to succeed in entry-level public policy positions. We are pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2012 Class of DMI Scholars! To apply, please download the application here: 

DMI Scholars is a “Public Policy 101” for young people who want to keep our country moving forward. Our two-week DMI Scholars Summer Institute will be in New York City during Summer 2012. There, Scholars will learn to approach problems through a policy lens and meet people on the frontlines fighting for fair and just public policy. After our intensive summer training, we will help students throughout the year explore careers in the field through internships and follow-up trainings.

With DMI’s network and expertise, DMI Scholars will become the future Legislative Directors, Policy Analysts and Advisors who fuel the progressive movement with new ideas and effective advocacy.

Applicants should be sharp, creative college sophomores and juniors with a passion for changing the world, strong communication skills, and an interest in exploring public policy as a vehicle for their activism. We strongly encourage students of color, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community and students from low-income and working class backgrounds to apply. All expenses are paid.

Application deadline: January 31, 2012.

To learn more, download the application: 
To apply, send application materials to

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