Regulatory Studies Fellowship

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management & Budget, Executive Office of the President

The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Fellowship offers a unique, cross-cutting perspective on how federal regulations are developed. Experience in the Office of Management and Budget is invaluable for anyone interested in working in or with the federal government, and the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within OMB is the key policy coordination office for federal regulatory, statistical, and information policy. 

GW Regulatory Studies Fellows work under the guidance of OIRA policy analysts to coordinate interagency review of selected federal regulations under Executive Order 12866.  Fellows analyze regulatory impacts (benefits, costs and qualitative effects) of selected regulations and collections of information, and coordinate with other federal agencies to ensure the regulations are consistent with statutory intent, administration policy and regulatory principles.

Applications for the spring term will be reviewed on a rolling basis but must be received no later than 5pm on March 17.

Interested in supporting this unique program for GW graduate students? You may make a directed tax-deductible donation to the GW Regulatory Studies Fellowship fund here. One-hundred percent of your donation goes to providing the student stipends, not administration or overhead. Thank you!


Regulatory Studies Fellowship Brochure

Recipients of the GW Regulatory Studies Fellowship will receive $6,500 in three installments and are expected to complete 35 hours per week for 12 weeks during the summer term, or $3,500 in three installments for 20 hours per week for 13 weeks during the spring or fall terms.


Successful applicants will:

  • Be enrolled in TSPPPA.
  • Have completed PPPA 6014: Economics in Policy Analysis or equivalent coursework in applied intermediate microeconomics (Completion of PPPA 6015: Benefit-Cost Analysis and/or PPPA 6056: Regulatory Comment Clinic is desirable, but not required.)
  • Due to OMB rules, applicants must also be U.S. citizens.

To apply, submit

  • Resume, including relevant course work
  • Cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship
  • Name and contact information for two references (at least one should be a TSPPPA faculty member)

Please email application materials to regulatorystudies@gwu.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but must be received no later than 5pm on March 17, 2017.