Congratulations to Maria Skouras for being awarded the prestigious Consortium On Media Policy Studies fellowship this summer. The Technology and Information Policy Institute is sponsoring this $7500 fellowship. COMPASS Summer Fellows learn about the real world of U.S. federal policymaking and make contributions to the policy process through their research and writing.

Maria is thrilled that she will be doing her fellowship at the U.S Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD). The ACPD conducts research that provides honest assessments of public diplomacy efforts and disseminates findings through white papers, reports, and other publications. It also holds public symposiums that generate informed discussions on public diplomacy issues and events. Maria will intern eight to ten weeks from June through early August 2018.

Her fellowship includes a stipend ($5,000), and support for housing expenses in DC ($2,500). Each year one or two fellowships are available through TIPI. Interested students should provide a letter indicating how a summer fellowship would connect to or enhance his or her research and/or teaching and what kind of placement would be most useful. The next opportunity for a COMPASS fellowship will be in January 2019.