The Polis Director’s Fellows
Polis: Center for Politics is the hub of politics at Duke University. The Polis Director’s Fellows make valuable contributions to the Duke and Sanford community by participating in the development and execution of innovative, politics-related programming and events.
During the 2021-2022 academic year, up to 3 Polis Director’s Fellows will have the opportunity to help produce innovative programming that promotes political engagement and fosters rich political discourse around domestic and global political issues. Fellows will work approximately 5 hours per week during the academic year, assisting the Polis leadership team with program development and implementation. Fellows are selected for the entire academic year, with the option of completing the position after one semester.
The Polis Director’s Fellows program is open to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. These are hourly positions that are paid according to the Sanford School’s hourly rate ranges for student workers.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of all majors/programs who will be residing in the state of North Carolina during their fellows program semester and are otherwise legally allowed to work in the United States are eligible and encouraged to apply.
MAY I HOLD A SECOND JOB?Sure! Polis does not have any restrictions in this regard.
HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK IS THE COMMITMENT?We will work with each Fellow to develop a work schedule of approximately 5 hours each week during the semester. The hours are generally flexible.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?The Polis Director’s Fellows gain a unique teamwork experience while making valuable contributions to the Duke and Sanford community. Fellows also receive hourly pay in accord with Sanford's standard student pay rates.
WHAT ARE THE START DATES?The 2021-2022 Polis Director’s Fellows will begin on September 6.
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The Director's Fellows:
Past & Current
Caroline Kassir ’22
Marayna Martinez (Ph.D. candidate) ’23
Samia Noor ’21
Jessica On ’24
Olivia Reneau ’22
Allison Sokol (MPP candidate) ’21
Andrew Worrell (MPP candidate) ’24