Applications for NEW Leadership New York Are Now OPEN!

“Are you an undergraduate female student aspiring to become a public service leader?”

Apply to the 2021 NEW Leadership®
New York Summer Institute
DEADLINE March 28, 2021

NEW Leadership® is a non-partisan five-day program that educates undergraduate students about politics and leadership as well as provides the tools to become effective leaders in the political arena regardless of their academic interests or career path. During the summer institute, students meet women leaders from around the country, learn about women in American politics, and develop and practice leadership skills through panel discussions, workshops, and projects. After the summer institute, participants become part of NEWL’s national network of distinguished alumnae. 

The NEW Leadership® 2021 Program will be nationally held and include representatives, speakers, and students from NEW Leadership® programs in over 15 states.

The 2021 NEW Leadership® Summer Institute will be held virtually for five days over the course of two weeks: June 9th and 10th, and June 14th to 16th. Students will participate in and attend a series of exciting virtual events each day and will have access to online resources.

Week One of the NEWL Summer Institute will be June 9 – 10, 2021, and Week Two will be June 14th – 16th, 2021. Participants should prepare to be available from 12 pm – 5:30 pm EST on those days for a variety of programming sessions. Breaks will be scheduled throughout the course of each day. NEW Leadership® participants are expected to attend all summer institute sessions during the entire summer institute from June 9 – 10, 2021, and June 14th – 16th, 2021. If you are accepted, you will be required to acknowledge and agree to meet these requirements.

For more information: Visit us at NEW Leadership® New York website

NEW Leadership® program in New York State, is administered by the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society (CWGCS), Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Eligibility and Application Process
The program is open to undergraduate students (or recent graduates) enrolled in any New York State college or university AND to all New York State residents who are enrolled as undergraduates in out-of-state schools.
Applicants should demonstrate interest and experience in developing leadership skills and are expected to have at least a 3.0 GPA. Under certain circumstances, applicants with GPA below 3.0 will be considered, however, they must provide strong justification for why they should be considered.
The program is provided free of charge to all participants. 
Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted to the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society. All materials must be postmarked or received via email by March 28th, 2021.
The Center for Women in Government & Civil Society strongly encourages women from all backgrounds-including women of color, LGBTQ+ women, gender non-conforming/non-binary individuals, women with disabilities, first-generation college students, and returning and international students – to apply to the NEW Leadership® New York.

NEW Leadership® New York is supported by contributions from individuals, organizations, businesses, and academic partners with some scholarships designated for individuals with specific identification.

Send a completed application, resume, and official copy of your transcripts electronically to:
Bilge AvciProgram CoordinatorCenter for Women in Government & Civil Society at
If you have any questions, please contact us at or 518.591.8762.

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