The Norman P. McClelland Distinguished Fellowship at the Goldwater Institute was established and named by Norman's friends and associates to honor Norman's leadership and lifelong commitment to liberty. The fellowship gives one exceptional student per year the opportunity to spend a semester working on economic policy at the Goldwater Institute and to be groomed for a leadership role in the ongoing contest for freedom. Norman P. McClelland helped found the Goldwater Institute in 1988.
The goal of the program is to expose students to both classical liberal principles and the operational aspects of a public policy research organization with a focus on economic policy. Fellows can expect to gain a foundational understanding of free-market principles, as well as how those principles relate to current public policy, and how research organizations advance public policy at both the local and national levels.
The Goldwater Institute seeks college juniors and seniors majoring in economics, economics graduate students and recent graduates to participate in the Norman P. McClelland Distinguished Fellowship Program. Applicants should be able to workfull-time, which constitutes a minimum of 24 hours each week; part-timeapplicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Both domestic and international applicants are encouraged to apply, however, overseas applicants must possess authorization to live and work in the United States. Due to competition for the McClelland Fellowship, the Institute encourages early application.
Applicants best-suited for the program will possess eagerness to work and learn, exceptional judgment, and personal integrity. Although the Institute does not expect Fellows to enter the program with a thorough grounding in classical liberal thought, it does seek applicants who demonstrate an active interest in public policy and an appreciation for the free enterprise system.
Specific Eligibility Criteria
- Applicants should be college juniors or seniors majoring in economics, economics graduate students or recent graduates.
- Individuals should be able to work at least three full days per week.
- Overseas applicants must possess authorization to live and work in the United States.