Information Session: The Social Policy Minor & Policy Fellowship Semester

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Please join us on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 – 6:30PM in Mergenthaler 526

  • The Social Policy Minor admits 15 students per year into its program. Students study policies and practices that promote the economic and social well-being of individuals, families and communities in areas such as poverty and inequality, housing, education, and health.
  • The heart of the Minor is its Policy Fellowship Semester, usually taken in the spring of junior year. Students take 5 specially designed courses in aspects of social policy and do an internship in Baltimore or Washington DC for 15 to 20 hours.
  • Prerequisite: 360.247, Introduction to Social Policy and Inequality: Baltimore and Beyond.
  • Graduates of the program have taken staff positions in Congress and in Washington DC policy and research organizations, as well as in Baltimore nonprofit service organizations.
  • Graduates have gone on to graduate studies in law, medicine, and public health.
  • Students with all majors are welcome to apply.

For more information, contact Prof. Andrew Cherlin, cherlin@jhu.edu.