Please complete the application below, and ensure that we receive all materials
by the deadline of March 1st, 2023 11:59pm PST
This program is a partnership between the USF Politics Department and the Leo T. McCarthy Center and runs the full length of USF Fall Semester. You must be able to commit to working at an internship for this time period to participate in the program.
"There isn't a student on this campus in any major who could not be an effective force in public decision-making if they bring to the fight a personal commitment to build a more just and humane world." - Leo T. McCarthy
Provide specific examples of how you have demonstrated a commitment to building a more humane and just world. How will the McCarthy Fellows program strengthen your capacity to continue this commitment?
"You need a set of convictions based on moral values and you need to be introspective every day so you're truthful with yourself about how close you are to sticking to those values." - Leo T. McCarthy
The McCarthy Center's core values that guide our work include: diversity and inclusion, social justice, collaboration and co-determination, humility, innovation, growth and improvement, and invitational dialogue. Choose two of the values from the McCarthy Center's list of core values and discuss why they resonate with you. How will you incorporate them during your San Francisco experience?
"If a moral commitment does not drive a person in public office, he or she will waiver and maybe wither in the face of all the forces that may tear him/her apart." - Leo T. McCarthy
In pursuit of social justice, we may be challenged by internal forces such as apathy, fear, and bias, as well as external forces including systemic injustice and bureaucratic red tape. Provide one specific example of both an internal AND an external force that have challenged or threatened your moral commitment to service and describe how you strive to overcome those forces.
The preferences you indicate below will be used to identify the most appropriate internship site for you. It is to your benefit to be as clear as possible about your interests and priorities. While we will do our best to match you with an office that interests you, we cannot guarantee placement at any specific internship site.
Choose your top three Issue Area preferences below