New Economy Maryland Fellowship Program

The New Economy Maryland Fellowship program brings together folks who self-define as public scholars, organizers, and/or social justice activists and who want to work across issues areas, sharpen their writing skills, and deepen their understanding of social change. This professional development fellowship builds power to create change in the great state of Maryland and beyond by training participants in two sets of skills:

  • Mastering a compelling conceptual framework for transforming Maryland into a more equitable, environmentally sustainable, and democratic state.
  • Honing public scholarship skills by learning how to write for a broad general audience in the op-ed and blog formats.

Our Ideal Candidates Embrace…

  1. The Maryland Connection
    We are looking for candidates who are committed to working in Maryland to advance our shared goals. If you grew up in Maryland, currently live in Maryland, work in Maryland, or share our view that Maryland can become an inspiring example of the New Economy, please consider applying.
  2. Public Scholarship and Activism
    At IPS we define public scholarship as the nexus between policy research and grassroots activism. We are looking for folks who self-define as public scholars, organizers, and/or social justice activists and who want to work across issues areas, sharpen their writing skills, and deepen their understanding of social change. Top candidates will have a demonstrated interest in conversational writing. Experience being published by a media outlet with an editorial process is a plus but not required.
  3. The New Economy Movement
    We are seeking people who are passionate about building a better world and learning together about the growing global movement to create an economy that puts People and Planet First.  We don’t expect Fellows to start the program with full background on this work. We hope to find people with experience in one or more of our key issues areas who will share what they know with others on the team and be open to learning and working with colleagues.
  4. A Firm Commitment
    We will convene Fellows in up to 9 sessions over the course of 2016. These sessions will be held on Thursdays in Baltimore from 11-5. Consistent attendance is key to building this community and ensuring that all fellows benefit from this program’s curriculum. In addition, fellows will need to dedicate some of their time outside the sessions to attend events, participate in group projects, and meet the requirements of the public scholarship segment of our curriculum. If you are currently employed at an organization already interested in the New Economy, IPS is happy to work with your organization to ensure that you get the time you need to make the most of this fellowship.

This is a free professional development program. We seek that at least half of the Fellows will work at Maryland non-profits and/or movement-building groups, where the framework and skills Fellows learn will both serve their groups and help spark new collaborations.


New Economy Maryland is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies with support from the Town Creek Foundation. IPS is a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally

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