John W. Macy Jr. '38 Internship

The John W. Macy, Jr. ’38 Internship was established by family and friends in honor of John Macy ’38. Interns are chosen from the junior class on the basis of those characteristics associated with John Macy: high intellectual ability, a capacity for sustained effort in difficult tasks, strong ethical standards, an ingrained sense of duty, and commitment to public service as a worthy career. Recipients spend the summer in Washington, D.C. as special interns in the Government Accountability Office. Working with a senior official as a mentor, Macy Interns participate in current policy issues.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Government regulations stipulate that this internship is open only to U.S. citizens.
  • Interns will be chosen from the junior class on the basis of those characteristics associated with John Macy: high intellectual ability; a capacity for sustained effort in difficult tasks; strong ethical standards, an ingrained sense of duty, and commitment to public service as a worthy career.
  • In addition to the application requirements, students must submit an endorsement by a Wesleyan faculty member (written reference).

Award
Varies ($4,000 to $5,000 per grant)
Deadline
03/01/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Macy Essay: The essay should discuss significant public policy or a problem confronting our society today that is of interest to you. It is highly suggested to have the professor from whom you request your recommendation review your essay. Please include some proposed solutions to the policy problem and include bibliographic references and/or statistical data to support your recommendations.
  2. Please upload a PDF of your unofficial transcript.
  3. Please enter the name and email address of a Wesleyan faculty who you would like to ask to be your Wesleyan Summer Grant reference. Please be sure to let the faculty member know that you had asked them to serve as your reference.