We look for persons with potential for leadership in this domain, as evidenced by professional work experience and by community, extracurricular or other relevant engagement. We appreciate good academic preparation in the social sciences and economics, plus analytical methods; however, applicants with strong background in some area of public affairs and who are prepared to gain such knowledge and skills will be considered. Public affairs can include careers in the public, private or CIPA sectors, in applied work such as journalism and philanthropy, and can range from community to international organizations.
Additional info: VERY IMPORTANT–BEFORE YOU CONSIDER APPLYING: Please note that applicant interviews are scheduled on extremely short notice in March and are held in New York (NY), New Haven (CT), Philadelphia (PA) and Washington, DC. The Fund designates a three-month period from November 1 to January 31 each year in which printed applications forms are made available. Requests for application forms should be directed to the Fund after November 1 for the ensuing school year. To obtain a copy of the current application form, submit a written request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: The Roothbert Fund, Inc., 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1830, New York, NY 10115 between November 1 and January 31.