Public Policy Fellowship

Philanthropy New York, the regional association of grantmakers with global impact, sponsors a two-year fellowship from candidates completing a masters-level or Ph.D. program in public policy, government, social work or related field of study OR recently graduated (May 2016 or more recent) from such a program.

The Philanthropy New York Public Policy Fellowship program aims to identify early-career professionals who will benefit from learning about and networking within the philanthropic sector. It is designed to increase our organizational capacity in issue-based organizing and government relations, but also to support our commitment to growing diversity, equity and inclusion in the philanthropic community.  Diversity comes in countless dimensions: race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, socio-economic background, physical ability, etc. Philanthropy New York is interested in understanding applicants’ own definitions of diversity and how their experiences apply to the objectives of the fellowship program.

Details for the 2019 Fellowship application process along with the job description and information on clinics and information sessions about the program will be posted in January 2019.

Current Fellow

Jo Christine Miles joined PNY as our third Public Policy Fellow in the Summer of 2017, after obtaining a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

She works with several of PNY's issue-based groups to articulate policy issues, advance public policies that support effective philanthropy and a productive non-profit sector, and promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing among funders to improve the lives of New Yorkers and communities throughout the world.

Past Fellows

Shiza Pasha
Associate Program Officer
Elma Philanthropies
Report: The Nation’s Eyes on Rikers: A Report on Community Leader-Identified Priorities, Opportunities for Funders and Key Organizing Objective

Stephanie Chrispin
Communications Manager
Trinity Wall Street
Insights: For CEIP, Don’t Call It a Comeback


Who is PNY?

Philanthropy New York is the principal professional community of approximately 280+ private, corporate, family and public grantmaking organizations based in the New York City region, and provides a broad range of services to over 3,500 individual philanthropic professionals and trustees of those organizations. Created as a nonprofit organization in 1979 by New York City-based foundations, Philanthropy New York’s primary mission is to support our members’ work to serve the public good.