Thank you for your interest in serving as an Institute of Politics Fellows Ambassador!

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The Fellows Ambassador position is a critical component of the Fellows Program; Ambassadors function as chief liaisons for the Fellow to the broader community and are tasked with integrating Fellows into life on the University of Chicago campus. The ambassadorship requires a commitment of approximately 4-6 hours per week.

Responsibilities include

  • Assisting the Fellow in preparing for their weekly seminars (e.g., conducting research, preparing Powerpoint slides, etc)

  • Arriving early at each seminar to help check in guests and set up the room

  • Running all aspects of the seminar (making announcements, keeping track of time, assisting with visual aides, etc)

  • Publicizing and promoting the seminars each week in creative ways

  • Collaborating with student groups and other Ambassadors to plan and organize Fellow events

  • Organizing off-campus activities for the Fellow

  • Attending weekly 30-minute meetings at the Institute of Politics

As a reminder, our Fall 2014 Fellow lineup includes the following distinguished individuals:


  • Kevin Bleyer, a multiple Emmy award-winning writer most recently with “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and author of the book “Me The People: One Man’s Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America”

  • Megan McArdle, a columnist for Bloomberg View, graduate of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and author of the book “The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success”

  • Eliseo Medina, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) who was described by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the most successful labor organizers in the country”

  • Patrick Murphy, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, the first Iraq veteran to serve in Congress, and host of the MSNBC show “Taking The Hill”

  • Steve Schmidt, a Republican political strategist who has advised presidential and gubernatorial candidates such as George W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and John McCain, as well as senior decision makers at global corporations, professional sports franchises, non-profit organizations and academic institutions


Please complete the following application in order to be considered for a Fellows Ambassador position for the upcoming fall quarter. In addition, please submit your resume to The application and resume submission deadline is SUNDAY, JULY 27th at 11:59 PM CST.

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