Gun Violence Prevention Fellowship

Program Overview

Our Fellowship will provide a unique platform to create and implement gun violence prevention policies and strategies. This could include educating and mobilizing young people in Manhattan communities around the issue of gun violence, advocating for strong gun laws through New York-based media, and strengthening bonds between the emerging youth movement and existing networks of advocates and survivors.

The Fellowship is an ideal opportunity for an independent self-starter to create a meaningful summer experience. Fellows will be based in the Community Partnerships Unit, and will be able to draw on resources and opportunities across the Office, including but not limited to the Crime Strategies Unit, Legislative Affairs, Communications, and the Manhattan DA Academy. At the end of the program, Fellows will present innovative, youth-focused policy or legislative solutions to address gun violence based on the insight gained during their time at the DA’s Office.


  • Applicants must be college students, or high school/GED students graduating by June 2020.
  • Applicants must commit to attend the entire program from Monday, June 1 – Friday, August 7, 2020
  • Applicants must be personally affected by gun violence in their schools, communities, or families.
  • A stipend will be provided

Application Requirements:

  • A one-page resume
  • A 300 word essay discussing how you have been affected by gun violence
  • Recommendation letter(s) – may be uploaded by the student or emailed by the recommender to

Applications for our 2020 Fellowship open February 1, 2020. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on February 29, 2020.

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