Jolly Good Fellows: OU Advocacy’s Legislative Fellows Look Back On An Exciting Year On Capitol Hill

By Michael Orbach

May 9, 2014

Deadline for Fellowship applications is May 16th

Sophie Felder, 23, was a promising young Stern College graduate with an interest in politics; Devorah Goldman, 26, was a trained social worker who, after an internship in a drug rehabilitation center, realized that she wanted to effect change on the macro level.

The factor linking them? Both spent this year as the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s Legislative Fellows.

“The idea behind the fellowship is to give post-grads and recent college graduates some hands-on experience in policy work on a state and national level,” explained Jesse Hervitz, OU Advocacy’s assistant director of congressional affairs and the supervisor of the Legislative Fellows. “We see the fellowship as a stepping stone to policy and politics. It isn’t easy to break into politics. The goal is that after this year, Fellows have the hands-on experience to help them get that next job.”

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