Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Alum to speak on nuclear security fellowship on Sept. 15

The National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program will be described in a session on Monday, September 15, at 5:30 p.m. in 494 Van Hise.

Current fellow and La Follette School alum Malika Taalbi and program Operations Lead Ryan Boscow will talk about the NNSA and fellowship opportunities. Taalbi completed her Master of International Public Affairs degree in 2014. The session is open to first-year and continuing La Follette School students. An RSVP to Associate Director Hilary Shager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., is requested by Wednesday, September 10. Pizza will be served.

The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program provides hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits terms, fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington, D.C. or other NNSA locations. Fellows receive specialized training and opportunities for career development and professional networking while they support NNSA's global nuclear security mission in placements that align with their backgrounds and interests. Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for a high-level security clearance who are accepted into, enrolled in, or will be graduating from a master's or Ph.D. program during the year of application. Desirable academic specializations include international relations, security or nonproliferation studies, political science, public administration, and economics. Some positions may benefit from backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting. A combined policy and technical background is highly desirable, and a foreign language is a plus. Applications typically are accepted beginning in early August through October 20. Fellowship terms begin the following summer. Visit to learn more and apply.