Heartland and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for the Labor & the Working Poor at Georgetown University have collaborated to offer the Labor Capital Strategies Summer Fellowship

A select group of important investment, labor, business and academic leaders, spurred by GU Business School Alum Michael Psaros of KPS Capital Partners and Allan Emkin of Pension Consulting Alliance (PCA), first met in December 2016 at the University for this extraordinary opportunity. The plan was met with enthusiastic support, and the group, by itself, committed to underwrite the first group of fellows for the summer of 2017, providing a pipeline for student prospects. From this meeting, the Labor Capital Strategies Fellowship was formed.

Sponsors and host organizations have included KPS Capital Partners, Segal Marco, ULLICO, Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LIUNA, AFL-CIO HIT, Teamsters, Hamilton Lane, Change to Win Investment Group, The Sterling Organization, and GCM Grosvenor. Alumni fellows came from Georgetown, Howard University, Bryn Mawr, Cornell, Fordham, University of Chicago, Bates College, UCLA, and University College in Dublin.


Students are placed in a paid field practicum with responsible investment funds and capital stewardship offices. The program starts with an orientation (with faculty drawn from visionary investment, labor and business, and new urban leadership) at Georgetown. In addition, the program provides group learning experiences for the fellows as a whole. View the flyer for Fall 2021 or go directly to the online application.

Apply Now for Summer 2022

Deadline is 3/17/2022

Watch the video below to hear from Fellows and Hosts about their experience with the program. If you are interested in becoming a host or sponsor, contact Tom Croft at t.w.croft@steelvalley.org or 412-342-0534.

The 2020 Fellowship Overview Booklet

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Spring 2021 Interviews with Fellows & Hosts

Fellowship Adventures - Class of 2019