Author Topic: William J. Taylor, Jr. internship at CSIS -- applications due March 1  (Read 3742 times)

Seth Gannon

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The 14th Annual William J. Taylor internship recognizes the outstanding training intercollegiate debate gives students by reserving one internship annually at CSIS, exclusively for a college debater.

Eligibility: Applications are due March 1, 2010. Candidates for the award must currently be undergraduate (including seniors graduating this year) policy debaters with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Major field(s) of study should be related to global affairs. Applicants are expected to have strong writing skills, an exemplary debate record, an interest in global affairs, strong communications skills, and demonstrated leadership potential and maturity.

Application:  Simply submit a cover letter and resume (which would include some indication of your debate record, specifically whether you expect to receive a first-round or not) by March 1 to:

Alex Lennon
Editor-in-Chief, The Washington Quarterly
Senior Fellow, International Security Policy
E-mail applications are preferred at

Recommendations from coaches and short (no more than 3 page) writing samples are welcome but not required.

About Dr. Taylor: Dr. William J. Taylor was the senior vice president for international security affairs at CSIS until 1999.  He was a professor and director of national security studies as well as the director of debate at West Point.  Dr. Taylor was responsible for bringing many debaters to CSIS--including Mike Mazarr, the 1986 NDT finalist from Georgetown and former editor of The Washington Quarterly; and Alex Lennon, 1990 NDT champion from Harvard and current editor-in-chief of TWQ. 

Previous recipients of the award include:

2009 Seth Gannon, Wake Forest University and John Warden, Northwestern
2008 Chris Jones, USC
2007 Jessica Yeats, Idaho State University
2006 Josh Branson, Northwestern University
2005 Victoria Suarez Palomo, Emory University
2004 Nirav Patel, University of North Texas
2003 Shawn Powers, University of Georgia
2002 Austin Carson, Michigan State University
2001 Andrew Peterson, University of Iowa
2000 Mike Horowitz, Emory University
1999 Chris McIntosh, University of Georgia
1998 Corey Stoughton, University of Michigan
1997 Kelly Dunbar, Baylor University