In 1989, our alum Charles Lewis (Political Science, with
Honors and Distinction, 1975), currently Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence
at American University, founded the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) in
Washington, DC. The mission of the CPI
is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues
to make institutional power more transparent and more accountable. In 1998, Chuck Lewis established the James R.
Soles Fellowship at the CPI in honor of his professor and mentor, Jim Soles.
Each year one graduating senior in the Department of Political Science
and International Relations, or a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences
with a journalism minor or significant experience in journalism, is selected
for the yearlong post-graduate internship at the CPI.
If you are interested in applying for the Soles
Fellowship at the Center for Public Integrity, please complete the application and
provide a one-page statement expressing your interest in the position, and
indicate why you would be an outstanding candidate who will uphold the honor of
this opportunity. Also include a current
resume and a letter of recommendation from a member of the UD faculty.
You may bring your completed application to room 347
Smith Hall. The Department’s Honors and
Awards Committee will vet applications, but the CPI will make the final
decision as to who will be the recipient of the James R. Soles Fellow at the
CPI. This year’s fellowship includes a $35,000 stipend. To
be considered, you must submit your application by May 1st at 11:59 pm.
- Cady Zuvich 2015-16
- Erin Quinn 2013-14
- Marguerite O Brien 2012-13
- Alexandra Duszak 2011-12
- Laurel Adams 2010-11
- Daniel Ettinger 2009-10
- Laura Cheek, 2008-09
- Caitlin Ginley, 2007-08
- Devin Varsalona, 2006-07
- Eva Koehler, 2005-06
- Julia DiLaura, 2004-05
- Julia Kohen, 2003-04
- Katy Lewis, 2002-03
- Adam Mayle, 2001-02
- Brenda Mayrack, 2000-01
- Nathaniel Heller, 1999-00
- Dan Steinberg, 1998-99