Civic Education Fellowship Program
The Social Sciences Department at NWOSU has established the Civic Education Fellowship Program for the purpose of financially supporting well qualified students who wish to pursue a Governmental Office or Agency Internship in Washington, D.C. or in Oklahoma City.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Degree Program of the student should be from one of the degree programs offered within the Social Sciences Department. Three (3) hours of Internship credit will be awarded upon completion of the fellowship program. Student will receive the designation of Civic Education Fellow on all official documents associated with the program.
CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and completion of 75 hours toward the baccalaureate degree at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
Demonstrated leadership potential through campus or community involvement in at least two university recognized organizations.
Accomplished writer and articulate speaker based on submission of essay and interview with departmental faculty.
Demonstrated desire to pursue a career in public service which includes, but is not limited to, teaching in a public school or higher education institution, policy development organization, non-profit organization, or government service.
Willing to provide a lecture and slide presentation to faculty, students, and a community civic organization upon returning from the Civic Education Fellowship Program experience. This requirement must be met during the first semester immediately following the Fellowship Experience.
Application Submission Requirements
• Submission of Application to Department Chair by March 30 each year. Application form is found on the Social Sciences Department website.
• Attach a one page, typed essay describing your concept of public service and your desire to pursue a career in public service to the application form.
• Attach the most recent transcript of all post-secondary work to the essay and application form. Submit all documents to the department chair and schedule the interview.
• Complete the interview with three departmental faculty in attendance. Faculty will set the date and time of the interview. All application materials must be received by the department chair prior to scheduling the interview. Business attire required for the interview.
Civic Education Fellowship Application Form
Departmental Internship Program for Criminal Justice, Sociology or Political Science Students
The Social Sciences Department offers internships to students who are majoring in Criminal Justice, Sociology or Political Science. The Internship program is designed to introduce junior or senior level students to the policies and procedures which are used in the various governmental agencies or the non-profit community. Both public and private sector agencies are appropriate locations for internships.
Students are expected to identify an agency which could provide them with prospective positions post graduation. The internship program is only available for students who have completed at least 12 hours of upper division coursework in their major area of study. The internship should be viewed as the stepping stone to post graduation employment.
Departmental Alumni who performed internships have gone onto excellent careers in government agencies and the private, non-profit sector. Students who believe that graduate school or law school are in their future, are also urged to pursue an internship in order to solidify their goals post graduate work completion.