(a) The Act specifies that an applicant must
be working on the date of application in a local Head Start program or
otherwise working in the field of child development and family services. The
qualifications of the applicants for Head Start Fellowship positions will be
competitively reviewed. The Associate Commissioner will make the final
selection of the Head Start Fellows.
(b) Head Start Fellows may be placed
(1) The Head Start national and regional
(2) Local Head Start agencies and
(3) Institutions of higher
(4) Public or private entities and
organizations concerned with services to children and families;
(5) Other appropriate
(c) A Head Start Fellow who is not an employee of
a local Head Start agency or program may only be placed in the national or
regional offices within the Department of Health and Human Services that
administer Head Start or local Head Start agencies.
(d) Head Start Fellows shall not be placed in any
agency whose primary purpose, or one of whose major purposes is to influence
Federal, State or local legislation.