Fellows Ambassadors

The Fellows Ambassador position is a critical component of the IOP Pritzker Fellows Program. Fellows Ambassadors function as the chief liaisons for Fellows, assisting with their IOP engagements and serving as their guide to student life. In addition, it is a unique opportunity for students to benefit from mentorship from some of the most successful practitioners in politics and public service.

Applications for Fall 2019 Fellows Ambassador positions will open mid-spring.
*All Fellows Ambassador applications will be screened for eligibility, and then applicants will be selected via lottery. Interviews will only be held for the Team Leader positions. 
**Please note that students are not able to be Fellows Ambassadors and Event Ambassadors in the same quarter, but may apply for both. Should you be offered both positions, you will be asked to choose between them. 

Fellows Ambassador Responsibilities include:

  • A time commitment of four-to-six hours a week
  • Assisting Fellows with preparations for their weekly seminars (e.g., conducting research, preparing PowerPoint slides, etc.)
  • Arriving early to each seminar to check in guests and set up the room, and staying after the seminar to help clean up
  • Running all managerial aspects of the seminar (making announcements, keeping track of time, assisting with visual aides, etc.)
  • Staffing office hours for Fellows
  • Publicizing and promoting the seminars each week in creative ways
  • Collaborating with student groups and other Ambassadors to plan and organize Fellow events
  • Organizing on-campus and off-campus activities for Fellows
  • Attending weekly 30-minute meetings at the Institute of Politics

Team Leader Responsibilities include:

  • A time commitment of five-to-eight hours a week
  • Must have previously served as an Ambassador
  • Coordinating Fellows Ambassador team activities and planning strategies to promote the Fellows seminars
  • Managing office hours for Fellows
  • Leading weekly 30-minute meetings for their team at the Institute of Politics
  • Attending weekly Team Leader meetings at the Institute of Politics


Please contact Ashley Jorn, Assistant Director of the Fellows Program, at ashleyjorn@uchicago.edu with any questions about the Fellows Ambassador program.