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James R. Soles Fellowship at the CPI

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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 19, 2018

Call for CPI Nominations

James R. Soles Fellowship at the Center for Public Integrity

In 1989, our distinguished alum Charles Lewis founded the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) in Washington, D.C. The mission of 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 Center for Public Integrity, in honor of his professor and mentor, Jim R. Soles.

Each year a graduating senior is selected by the CPI for a year-long Soles Fellowship in Washington. This year's CPI Soles Fellowship recipient will receive $37,500 in salary plus full benefits. We are currently seeking nominees for the 2018-2019 Fellowship.

A qualified candidate should have a background in political science, journalism, communications or English, and preferably have prior experience at a newspaper or online publication, as well as, solid research and writing skills. The candidate should also have a demonstrated interest in long-form, investigative journalism. The position requires a highly motivated, self-starter who is comfortable working with limited supervision.

If you are interested in applying for the Soles Fellowship at the Center for Public Integrity, please provide the following  to the Chairperson of the Honors and Awards Committee (347  Smith Hall) by February 15, 2018:

1) A statement of interest in the position, which should include information about yourself -- why you are an excellent candidate (personal ambitions and motivations), how your education at UD prepared you for this position, and why this opportunity is relevant to your career objectives.

2) A resume

3) A letter of recommendation from a UD faculty member.

Applications will first be vetted by the Department of Political Science and International Relations' Honors and Awards Committee.  In late March, the Committee will submit their nominee(s) to CPI.  CPI will make arrangements to interview the candidates based on their criteria and make the final decision on the 2018/2019 James R. Soles Fellow.

To read more about the current fellow and information on applying, refer here

Applications due:  February 15, 2018.

  • Ryan Barwick 2017-18
  • 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
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  • Department of Political Science and International Relations
  • 347 Smith Hall, 18 Amstel Ave, Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2355; Fax: 302-831-4452
  • Email: poscir-info@udel.edu