Two great OK Policy opportunities for Oklahoma college students


OK Policy is pleased to announced two exciting opportunities for Oklahoma college students. We are currently accepting applications for our fall internship and for our 2014-2015 research fellowship. Students working with OK Policy have a wide range of opportunities to conduct research, write blog posts, and contribute to OK Policy projects and events. We invite all interested candidates to apply.

Fall Internship

OK Policy is accepting student applicants for a paid part-time internship during the fall of 2014. Interns will be expected to work between 10 and 20 hours per week, depending on their schedules and availability. The position will be based in our Tulsa office, with occasional opportunities to work from home or school.

Internships are available in a couple of tracks:

  • Research interns will work primarily involve collecting data, conducting research, and offering analysis on state policy issues, including poverty, economic development, health care, immigration, and other subjects. 
  • Advocacy interns will work with our outreach specialist to coordinate activities, events and materials on a wide range of topics for Together OK, and may conduct research as well.

Eligible students should have completed at least four semesters of college coursework or be pursuing a graduate degree. We are happy to cooperate with an institution’s requirements for academic credit.

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications and a resume or CV to by Friday, August 29. Please include “Fall internship” in the subject line. Applicants will be contacted regarding interviews in early September.

Research Fellowship

OK Policy is pleased to announce that we will be selecting our second class of Research Fellows for 2014-15. The OK Policy Research Fellowship program is intended to recognize and support top-performing graduate students at Oklahoma universities who are conducting promising public policy research. To see the bios and research of our first class of Fellows, click here.

Over the course of the year, Research Fellows will:

  • contribute two OK Policy blog posts on issues related to their research and experience;
  • participate in two 90-minute seminars with OK Policy staff (in-person or by teleconference);
  • assist with one OK Policy event. 

OK Policy provides each fellow a $500 stipend.

Students in any academic discipline who are: a) actively enrolled in a graduate program at an Oklahoma college or university in the fall of 2014, or b) residing in Oklahoma while completing a graduate program out-of-state, are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students whose research addresses public policy issues of direct importance to Oklahoma.

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, and one research-based writing sample to Please include “Research fellowship” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 29th and successful applicants will be notified by early September. The program runs from September 2014 through June 2015.

We invite you to share this notice with students, colleagues and friends who may be interested in the program.


Former Executive Director David Blatt joined OK Policy in 2008 and served as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2019. He previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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