Taking learning outside the classroom
The Extern Fellowship supports experiential learning and student opportunities
"We want to ensure students don't have to turn down remarkable opportunities just because they can't afford to relocate. It's critical that students are able to focus on their studies and their work - not spend time worrying about the cost. The Extern Fellowship helps make that possible." - Elsbeth Magilton, NGTC Executive Director
Applicants should send a one page letter (described below) and a Resume/CV to Gus Hurwitz and Elsbeth Magilton. The awards committee includes the Center’s Director, Executive Director, and an administrative representative (Dean or Director) from the Career Development Office.
Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Extern Fellows will be expected to write a one to two page essay at the end of their externship discussing how the externship affected their understanding of technology governance issues.
Your one page letter should explain:
- a. your interest in the challenges of technology governance,
- b. how this externship relates back to your interests and the work you expect to be doing,
- c. any classes that you have taken relevant to the technology governance and the externship
An additional document should outline:
- basic information about the externship, including:
- a. who it is with
- b. the location of the office you’ll be working in (must be at least 100 mi from Lincoln, NE)
- c. the name of on-site supervisor
- d. dates/semester attending
- e. whether you’ll be taking any other courses during the externship
- f. an estimated budget/cost breakdown for travel and housing, and
- g. if you receive federal student loans (no need to provide specific numbers, just generally, as grant funding creates special considerations students will need to be aware of when accepting)
- h. provide the name of one faculty member who can speak to your interests and (this may be the externship’s faculty supervisor).