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OTHER FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) - AMERICAN FELLOWSHIPS

AAUW is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. The AAUW Educational Foundation is one of the nation's largest sources of private funding exclusively for graduate women pursuing educational programs or professions that directly benefit women and girls. The Foundation funds pioneering research on girls and education, community action projects, and fellowships and grants for outstanding women around the globe. The American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions.

Visit the website for more information. Direct questions to Iowa City office - Please call 319-337-1716 aauw@act.org

 

AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION MINORITY FELLOWS PROGRAM

The APSA Minority Fellows Program designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support to graduate political science programs. Fellows with stipends receive a $4,000 fellowship that is disbursed in two $2,000 payments--one at the end of their first graduate year and one at the end of their second--provided that they remain in good academic standing.

Visit the website for more information. If you have any questions please contact Shaunda Ragland at sragland@apsanet.org or 202-349-9362.

 

APPAM EDUCATION FOR PUBLIC SERVICE CAREERS

Public service careers span a wide range of organizations and jobs in the new public sector, including frontline positions in government, senior positions in nonprofit management, and faculty positions in universities. Schools of public administration and public policy, such as the APPAM Institutional Members, offer a range of degree programs to prepare you for launching and sustaining a desirable career in the field. The schools also offer mid-career and executive education programs designed specifically for the ongoing education needs of the working professional.

Visit the website for more information.

 

APSIA FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Find more fellowship and scholarship opportunities using the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs' matching tool.

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APSIA INTERNATIONAL CAREER GUIDE

What can you do with an international affairs degree? Use ssociation of Professional Schools of International Affairs' guide to learn more about careers in international affairs.

Visit the website for more information.

 

ARTHUR LIMAN PUBLIC INTEREST PROGRAM AT YALE LAW SCHOOL

The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program annually funds fellowships for Yale Law School graduates to spend a year working in the United States on public interest legal issues such as welfare rights, homelessness, racial profiling, indigent criminal defense, alternative sentencing courts, immigration, workers rights, and juvenile justice. Liman Fellows work on their public interest law projects for one year, beginning in the summer or fall after the fellowship is awarded. Fellows provide the Program with periodic progress reports, including a final report at the end of the fellowship year. Fellowships are offered to students at Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Spelman, and Yale. The Program provides each Fellow with an annual stipend of approximately $44,000. With rare exception, host organizations cover the cost of health and other benefits for the Fellow during the fellowship year. Host organizations must provide and arrange for malpractice insurance.

Visit the website for contact details and more information.

 

ARTHUR LIMAN UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

The Arthur Liman Undergraduate Summer Fellowship program offers college students an opportunity to participate in public interest law projects during the summer. Past Fellows have worked on issues such as children's rights, immigration rights, drug policies, and the death penalty. Placement of a fellow can include organizations providing civil or criminal legal services to individuals, representation of particular groups, entities focused on problems of legal and public policy and law related media. The fellowship is only offered to undergraduate students at Yale, Brown and Harvard University.

Visit their website to learn more.

 

ASHOKA: INNOVATORS FOR THE PUBLIC

Ashoka's mission is to seek and invest in social entrepreneurs from around who exhibits creativity, a strong drive, and the ethical fiber to promote positive social change. Fellows are supported financially through a living stipend and professionally through Ashoka's global network of social entrepreneurs. Fellows work to serve the public in many areas including education, environment, health, human rights, civic participation and economic development. Ashoka has more than 1,400 Fellows across the world transforming the lives of millions of underserved people.

Visit their website for more information. Paula Recart, Ashoka Representative (U.S.): 703-527-8300 usprogram@ashoka.org

 

BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Visit their website for more information. Or contact: 832.369.3477 gilmanforms@iie.org

 

CAPITAL CITY FELLOWS PROGRAM (WASHINGTON, DC)

The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is an initiative of Mayor Vincent Gray to attract recent graduates of master's degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning, and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC. The fellowship term is two-years and consists of four six-month rotations in different city agencies including the Office of the City Administrator, Office of Personnel, Office of Chief Financial Officer, and many more. The program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government and develops management talent for the city. Fellows are considered regular District government employees and as such receive the standard benefits available to all city employees such as health insurance, life insurance, vacation days, leave accrual, etc.

For more information please visit the program website. Or contact Program Manager, (202) 727-1523 capcity.fellows@dc.gov

 

CENTER FOR THIRD WORLD ORGANIZING (CTWO) -MOVEMENT ACTIVIST APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

CTWO is a racial justice organization that works towards the building of a social justice movement led by people of color. This resource center promotes the advancement of racial justice; sending out messages worldwide. It works to establish model multi-racial community organizations, build an active network of organizations and activists of color, and train the new participants, including members of the Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program. Members of MAAP participate in an internship working on the movement towards economic social justice. Placed with any one of CTWO's partnering organizations, members work full-time on an organizing campaign with a community organization or labor union.

For more information please visit the program website. Contact Information: 510-533-7583 ctwo@ctwo.org

 

CHARLES B. RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

 

COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS - EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Many students receive aid from outside sources such as charitable or professional organizations, their employers, philanthropic groups, or agencies in their own countries. This resource includes a comprehensive searchable database of such resources and links to scholarship search engines.

Visit the website for more information.

 

CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE - CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn first hand about our nation's legislative process.

Each year, the nine-month CHCI Public Policy Fellowship provides up to 21 promising Latinos from across the U.S. an opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. In addition to the invaluable hands-on experiences gained from these placements, fellows are also provided with the opportunity to work on a community service project, attend a weekly seminar and receive a monthly stipend. Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree within three years of the program start date

CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino network, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill. Applicants must have completed a master’s degree or J.D. prior to the program start date (doctoral students are NOT eligible to apply).

 

CONGRESSIONAL HUNGER CENTER - THE BILL EMERSON NATIONAL HUNGER FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Congressional Hunger Center is a private, bi-partisan non-profit organization that fights hunger by developing leaders. The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, a project of the CHC, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Each year 20 participants are selected for this twelve-month program. Fellows are placed for six months with urban and rural community organizations involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as food banks, local advocacy groups, economic development agencies, and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, D.C. to complete the year with six months of work at advocacy and public policy organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement at the national level. Through this unique program, bridging community grassroots efforts and national public policy, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows develop as effective leaders in the anti-hunger movement. Applications are encouraged from candidates reflecting diverse educational, cultural, personal and experiential backgrounds. A living allowance, health insurance, travel expenses, professional development training opportunities, and an end of service award are included.

For more information please visit the program website or contact (202) 547-7022 ext. 29 fellows@hungercenter.org.

 

CONGRESSIONAL HUNGER CENTER - THE MICKEY LELAND INTERNATIONAL HUNGER FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a two-year initiative that begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. The following year is spent in Washington, D.C. at national nonprofit organizations working on hunger and poverty policy. The fellowship trains emerging leaders in the fight against hunger and provides them with a broad understanding of the problem of hunger, the skills necessary to contribute to a solution, and the personal experience that puts faces and names to these issues.

For more information please visit the program website or contact: Susannah Wood, Assoc. Dir., 202-547-7022 ext. 24, swood@hungercenter.org

 

CORO FELLOWS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full time, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that introduces a diverse group of young professionals to all aspects of the public affairs arena. Each year about 64 participants are selected from a national pool of applicants to serve at one of the following locations: Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. For nine months, Coro Fellows spend at least 50 hours a week in a unique series of field assignments, site visits, interviews, public service projects and seminars. Fellows are encouraged to view the program as their laboratory; to experiment with and experience life in the public affairs arena.

For more information please visit the program website or contact: 816-931-0751, national@coro.org, 415-986-0521, x107 recruitSF@coro.org.

 

DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR BLACK STUDENTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DFBSST)

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) was founded in 1983. Since its inception, DFBSST has provided over $365,000 in scholarships to more than 132 students pursuing an education in science and technology. One hundred one (101) of these students have already graduated. DFBSST scholars cover a broad spectrum of technical disciplines (i.e., aerospace, civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical engineering; architecture, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics). Several of our scholarship recipients have obtained Ph.D. degrees in engineering, astronomy and other advanced graduate degrees.

Please visit their website to learn what institutions are part of this program and where to obtain an application.

 

ECHOING GREEN

Echoing Green seeks social entrepreneurs who exhibit fearlessness in defending their ideas, an unwavering belief that all individuals have the potential to contribute meaningfully to society, and a powerful passion for developing new solutions to some of society's most challenging problems. The Fellowship Program last two years and provides Fellows with financial and technical assistance (ranging from a large global network to a close peer-to-peer learning) to enhance their leadership skills and ensure organizational sustainability. Instead of working on a predefined project with an existing organization, each Fellow creates and builds his/her own organization to execute his/her own vision for social change.

For more information please visit the program website or contact: 212-689-1165 info@echoinggreen.org.

 

EDUCATION POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Education Policy Fellowship Program's mission is to prepare mid-level leaders in the public and private sector for greater responsibility in creating and implementing sound public policy in education and related fields. There are currently 12 EPFP sites across our nation. The Program consists of a 10-month, in-service leadership development program which combines events of national scope with activities specific to each of the 12 state sites in the U.S. Leaders will sharpen their leadership skills, build upon their knowledge of policy issues and processes, and create and extend their network of professionals. They will engage in stimulating discussions with policy players, scholars, visit agencies and state capitals and attend national meetings where they will meet their peers from all over the nation.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS - AMERICORPS LEGAL FELLOWS

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. Depending on funding, they are able to provide between 40-50 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.

For more information please visit the program website or contact: 202-466-3686 probono@equaljusticeworks.org.

 

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIPS

Equal Justice Works Fellowships provide the opportunity for lawyers to positively impact vulnerable communities around the country. Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. Depending on funding, we are able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.

For more information please visit the program website or contact (202) 466-3686 fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.

 

FULBRIGHT FOR NON-U.S. STUDENTS PROGRAM

The Fulbright for Non-U.S. students is designed to strengthen the understanding and communication between U.S. and other countries. As an educational exchange program it offers insight into society and values to future leaders from around the world. Foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the binational Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassies in their home countries.

Applications must be submitted via the Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies in your home country. For more information please visit the program website.

 

FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent college graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. To obtain an application you can contact your Fulbright campus representative.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

GERMAN MARSHALL FUND - MARSHALL MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP

The Marshall Memorial Fellowship is a unique opportunity for emerging leaders from the United States and Europe to explore each other's politics, business, innovation, and culture through experiential learning. American and European Fellows each visit five cities during the 24-day program. They meet formally and informally with a range of policymakers, political, financial, and corporate decision-makers, and distinguished community members. Each Fellow is also given the opportunity to explore his or her professional interests with individual appointments, but priority is given to the robust and intense group program.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

GREENLINING INSTITUTE - LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AND SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

The Greenlining Institute is a California based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income and minority communities. It runs the Greenlining Fellowship Program (Legal or Policy) and the Summer Associate Program. The Fellowships are 11-month programs for emerging leaders who are seeking hands-on policy advocacy experience, leadership training, and transformative professional growth. They seek individuals who are committed to equity and justice for communities of color. Generally, fellows conduct research, write report and position papers, help organize community events, and interface regularly with multi-ethnic community, corporate and government leaders. Applicants must have either two to three years of related experience without a Bachelor’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree and one year of related  experience.

The Summer Associate program is an intensive 10-week training program for early-career leaders who want to gain real-world policy experience and to invest in their professional growth. Through leadership development and experiential learning, it seeks to instill participants with the skills, confidence, and social networks to become effective advocates. Candidates for the must be 18 years or older and have at least 6 months of relevant work experience.

For more information please visit the program website or contact: (510) 926-4000 questions@greenlining.org.

 

HAROLD W. ROSENTHAL FELLOWSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The Rosenthal Fellowship provides graduate students in international affairs the opportunity to spend a summer in Washington, DC working on foreign affairs issues at a U.S. federal government agency or department. The Fellowship program is open to graduate students enrolled in an APSIA member school and returning to school following the internship.

For more information please visit the program website or contact mbrown@apsia.org.

 

HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 towards graduate study in the United States or abroad in a variety of fields. The Truman Foundation seeks college or university students with junior-level academic standing who wish to attend professional or graduate school to prepare them for positions in (government, the nonprofit and advocacy sectors, and education) in public service. Not only does the Foundation provide support for graduate study but it also provides leadership training and Fellowship with Scholars from all across the nation who possess similar passion in making a difference through public service.

For more information please visit the program website or contact office@truman.gov or 202-394-4831.

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP - COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) assists mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. Selected fellows from academia and the private sector spend fellowship tenures in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials spend their tenures in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure. The IAF Program is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. While a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects for which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, and the program awards a stipend of $95,000. CFR awards approximately ten fellowships annually.

For more information, please visit the program website.

 

INTERNATIONAL CAREER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM (ICAP)

The purpose of the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) is to help bring greater diversity to the staffing of senior management and policy-making positions in international public service, both in the government and for private non-profit organizations. Its goal is to assist highly promising mid-career professionals from underrepresented groups in advancing to more senior positions in international affairs.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

JOHN HOPKINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH DIVERSITY SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATES

The Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduates with a graduate-level, independent research project in the biomedical or public health field. Students work under the direct mentoring of accomplished Johns Hopkins researchers, gaining valuable experience in a collaborative, challenging and fun environment. The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including underrepresented and economically disadvantaged areas.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, JR. FOUNDATION PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Kennedy Foundation supports a Public Policy Fellowship Program for professionals in the field of mental retardation. The Program annually brings outstanding individuals to Washington where they observe and participate in public policy development by working closely with the staff of a congressional committee and/or a federal department. Fellows develop practical programs to benefit individuals with mental retardation, their families and their communities. People with experience in state-level advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities, education, law, criminal justice, child welfare or other social services, mental health care delivery, or experience in development of family support services are strongly encouraged to apply. The Program provides a one year, full-time, hands-on experience with public policy decision making processes, a stipend, and relocation expenses.

 

LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY FOR WOMEN IN AFRICA PROGRAM (LAWA)

The LAWA is a fellowship program that trains promising lawyers from Africa committed to advancing the cause of women's right upon return to their countries. Program participants study for and receive a Masters of law degree with an emphasis on gender studies at Georgetown University Law Center. Additionally, they complete a major graduate paper on an issue that affects African women's rights. Afterwards, they are assigned to work in various public interest or government organizations that are compatible with their interests and long-term plans such as the World Bank, or the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP

The Marshall Scholarship award is given to select individuals to study abroad in the United Kingdom. Approximately forty young American students are selected each year to study at any British University. Scholarships are provided for two academic years to study in any discipline leading to receipt of a British graduate, and on some occasion an undergraduate degree. As future leaders, these individuals will strengthen the relationship between the British and American people, their governments, and institutions.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

NASPAA FOR STUDENTS

An MPA or MPP degree provides flexible options to prepare for a professional career, and gives you the skills and knowledge to turn ideas into real change. Learn more with Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration's resources page.

Visit the website for more information.

 

NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (NSEP) DAVID L. BOREN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

The Boren Fellowship program was designed to encourage U.S. graduate students to specialize in a regional and language study not commonly studied by U.S. graduate students. The fellowship gives students the opportunity to add an international dimension to their own education and future careers. Fellows pursue a study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. National Security and enable the nation to remain integrally involved in global issues.

For more information please visit the program website or contact nsep@aed.org or call Campus Reps or AED at 800-498-9360, 202-884-8285

 

NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (NSEP) DAVID L. BOREN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

The NSEP undergraduate Scholarship program was designed to provide American students with the opportunities and resources needed to prepare them for today's world and future international endeavors that are critical to our nation's security. Scholars will enter their professional life with a profuse knowledge of a foreign language, culture, cross-cultural understanding and global outlook, which could be used in career and leadership opportunities in all fields of business, government, education, science and technology.

For more information please visit the program website or contact nsep@iie.org or call Campus Reps or IIE at 800-618-6737

 

NATIONAL URBAN FELLOWSHIP AWARD

The National Urban Fellows Program is a leadership development program that recruits and prepares mid-career women and minorities to become urban leaders. Each year, a class of 30 Fellows is recruited into a 14-month academic and mentorship program. Combining graduate academic education and a mentorship experience with a major urban organization, Fellows are prepared to be more effective leaders in government, nonprofit and private sectors working to sustain and enhance the urban communities. Through this program, fellows acquire a master's degree in public administration, priceless experience, and insight into urban policy formation, decision-making and management.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

NEW YORK CITY URBAN FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Urban Fellows Program is a prestigious nine-month program which introduces college graduates to local government and public service. The Program curriculum includes a full-time employment opportunity with the City government and weekly seminar series exploring the process of the local government. These seminars are often led by commissioners, elected officials, and people at all levels of the government. Fellows will work in the most challenging of areas, including but not limited to, budget process, agency operations, low income housing, affordable health care, education and economic development. A $30,000 stipend for nine months and health insurance is awarded.

For more information please visit the program website or contact (212) NEW-YORK, 311 (within NYC).

 

OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Open Society Fellows are currently working on projects that address the following proposition: New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

THOMAS R. PICKERING: GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP

Are you a graduate student interested in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of States? If so, then the Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship may be for you. The Fellowship seeks outstanding students who reflect the diversity and excellence of our nation. The program arms it fellows with the necessary skills to successfully represent America's interests abroad. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, have a 3.2 or higher, and be seeking admission to a graduate program for the following academic year. Fellows are expected to enroll in a two-year full-time master's degree program (such as public policy, international affairs, public administration, foreign languages, sociology, economics, etc) in the United States. Each successful candidate is required to serve as a Foreign Service Officer for a minimum of five years.

For more information please visit the program website, contact 833-484-2337 or
202-806-6495, or email pickeringfellowship@howard.edu.

 

POINT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training. Very strong academic performance is one characteristic that Point seeks in all its applicants and subsequent scholars. Additionally, proven leadership skills and the desire to make a difference in the world are highly valued. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, financial need, marginalization, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration.

For more information please visit the program website or contact info@pointfoundation.org

 

PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWS

For twenty-seven years, the Presidential Management Fellows Program has appealed to master's and doctoral-level students who wish to work in the Federal Government. The Program provides an opportunity for Fellows to apply the knowledge they gained while in graduate study towards a career in the Federal service. Fellows participate in domestic and international affairs, technology, science, criminal justice, health, financial management, and other fields in public service. Students who have completed a graduate degree from an accredited college or university are eligible to be nominated by their schools. The Program seeks graduates who have a breadth and quality of achievements, leadership skills, and have demonstrated dedication to pursuing a career in public policies. Those accepted receive Federal benefits.

For more information please visit the program website or contact 202-606-1800 or pmf@opm.gov.

 

ROBERT BERNSTEIN FELLOWSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

The Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights provides financial support to allow two determined Yale Law School graduates to pursue full-time international human rights work for one year. Fellows work on a project of their own design in cooperation with appropriate organizations. The project may deal with issues anywhere in the world, including monitoring human rights developments in a specific country or countries, conducting on-site investigations, drafting reports on human rights conditions, and engaging in advocacy aimed at publicizing human rights violations as a method of curtailing abuses. An annual symposium is given every spring during which current fellows give a presentation about their work. This gives Fellows an opportunity to network and receive guidance from the Schell Center staff and other fellows as well. An annual stipend is awarded and health insurance may be provided.

For more information please visit the program website or contact schell.law@yale.edu.

 

ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP - MASTER'S DEGREE

Rotary offers master's degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 master's degree fellowships at these institutions: - Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA - International Christian University, Japan - University of Bradford, England - University of Queensland, Australia - Uppsala University, Sweden

For more information please visit the program website or contact rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org.

 

ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, Rotary offers a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. Rotary awards up to 50 certificates each year.

For more information please visit the program website or contact rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org.

 

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or career.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

SKADDEN FELLOWSHIP

The Skadden Fellowship was created to support graduating law students who have shown exceptional promise in the field of public interest law. For two years, Fellows are given the opportunity to pursue public interest work by providing legal services to the poor, elderly, homeless and disabled, as well as those deprived of human rights or civil rights. Previous Fellows have created projects geared towards economic development and community renewal. An annual salary of $37,500 plus benefits is awarded for two years.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

SOROS JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The Fellowships Program is part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations' Justice Fund to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the U.S. by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice. Fellows receive funding ($58,700-$110,250) through either an Advocacy Fellowship or a Media Fellowship.

For more information please visit the program website or contact sorosjusticefellowships@opensocietyfoundations.org.

 

STANTON NUCLEAR SECURITY FELLOWSHIP

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. Qualified candidates must be postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty in a tenure-track position at a recognized university. Junior faculty at law schools or with a law degree as their terminal degree are also eligible. The program is intended for those who are pursuing a career in academia and is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The program awards a stipend of $110,000 for junior faculty and $80,000 for postdoctoral fellows. CFR awards two fellowships annually.

For more information please visit the program website.

 

SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARS

The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China's expanding role in the world.

The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree before that start of the program.

 

THE COLLEGE BOARD PROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Launching this year, the College Board's Professional Fellowship Program is designed to recognize, support, and reward rising leaders from African American, Latino, and Native American backgrounds who are working effectively to close achievement and attainment gaps in their schools, colleges, and communities across the country.

For more information please visit the program website or contact socialjustice@collegeboard.org.

 

THE PAUL & DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study - in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program - in the United States. Please note that the Fellowship does not cover tuition for executive programs, accelerated Bachelor's/Master's programs, or online degrees.

For more information please visit the program website or contact pdsoros@sorosny.org.

 

THE WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation's critical challenges. See the website for more information about specific WW programs.

For more information please visit the program website or contact (609) 452-7007.

 

WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The White House Internship Program is a public service leadership program that provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills.

For more information please visit the program website or contact intern_application@who.eop.gov.

 

WOMEN'S LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (WLPPFP), GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER

The WLPPFP brings lawyers to Washington for one year to work in public interest organizations on pressing women's rights issues. The selection process for Fellows is highly competitive and draws recent law graduates from across the country and recently from outside the United States. Fellows selected for participation are placed with different organizations, including women's rights groups, civil rights groups, Congressional offices, government agencies, and the Georgetown University Law Center Domestic Violence Clinic.

For more information please visit the program website or contact wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu.

 

COLLEGE TO CONGRESS (C2C)

College to Congress (C2C) is a nonprofit organization that recruits low-income students and recent graduates who are interested in public service. Participants receive opportunities to intern in Congress, helping to create a more inclusive and effective Congress for the next generation. C2C covers all expenses in Washington, D.C. during the program, provides training and development, connects students on Capitol Hill, and much more to achieve their overall goal of making Congress more diverse and inclusive. The deadline for C2C applications is late November.

For more information visit the program website or call (202) 792-6830.

 

CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a program that focuses on the importance of American students’ knowledge of foreign languages. During CLS, students will spend 8-10 weeks overseas learning about a critical foreign language and all the different cultures related to it. This program was created by the U.S. Department of State to demonstrate the importance of mastering foreign languages for the nations security and prosperity.

For more information visit the program website or contact CLS at 1-877-257-9922, cls@americancoucils.org

 

FIRSTGEN FELLOWS

FirstGEN Fellows is a program for first generation students who are interested in careers in social justice. This 10-week program takes place during the summer in the Washington, D.C. area, where fellows will become Public Policy & Social Justice interns and receive additional training. Each fellow can also receive up to a $3,000 stipend during their time at FirstGEN. Applicants who are interested in this program should complete and submit their applications before the deadline in early February.

For more information visit the program website or contact firstgen@lawyerscommittee.org

 

VIRTUAL STUDENT FEDERAL SERVICE (VSFS)

These nine-month digital internships offer students the opportunity to work with one of 60 participating Federal agencies.

Applications open in July. Internships begin in September and last through the following spring. Selected students work ten hours a week on average and some students may apply for course credit. To be eligible to apply to VSFS, students must be U.S. citizens and "in student status" for the duration of the internship. To apply, you must create a profile at usajobs.gov.

Learn more: https://vsfs.state.gov/

 

USAID DONALD M. PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Payne Fellowship Program awards up to ten fellowships valued at up to $48,000 annually for a two-year program.  The award includes up to $22,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. institution; a $16,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer internships.  At the conclusion of two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service at a U.S. graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.  Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

 

ACADEMY FOR PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

The Academy for Public Policy Analysis and Research is a unique and challenging program of skills-building, career development, and mentoring for undergraduates interested in advancing racial equity and economic justice through public policy. Its goal is to cultivate a diverse pipeline of public policy analysts and researchers to add their perspectives to the policy discourse and ultimately improve outcomes for underserved and historically exploited communities.

The year-long fellowship begins with an intensive nine-week summer program in Washington, DC hosted by its think tank partner, the Urban Institute. The summer portion of the program gives students between their junior and senior year of college the skills, experience, and exposure crucial to obtaining highly competitive entry positions in the field.  After students successfully complete the summer program, they receive continued mentoring, research conference presentation at Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual’s Research Conference, job and graduate school counseling, and research paper publication during the final year of college.

 

INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN’S POLICY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C, conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. We are the leading think tank in the Unites States applying quantitative and qualitative analysis of public policy through a gendered lens. IWPR advances women’s status through social science research, policy analysis, and public education. We develop new policy ideas, encourage enlightened public debate, and promote sound policy and program development.

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy is offered annually. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a social science discipline (such as sociology, psychology, education, or public policy), statistics, economics, mathematics or women’s studies. The fellowship offers health insurance benefits, accrued sick leave and vacation, paid holidays, and a public transportation stipend. The position is full-time and generally spans one year (July-June), though starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible.

Learn more about IWPR's fellowship offerings here.

 

OPPORTUNITY INSIGHTS PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Opportunity Insights two-year pre-doctoral fellowship program is intended for students who have just completed a bachelor’s or Master’s degree and are planning to pursue graduate school. Working alongside faculty members, fellows develop skills that prepare them for graduate school such as analyzing data, developing statistical models, creating presentations, and writing research papers. The team-oriented lab environment is an ideal bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in empirical economics, and most previous fellows have gone on to top Ph.D. programs.

Opportunity Insights hires approximately 8-10 pre-doctoral fellows every year and have two rounds of applications: one in the fall and one in the spring.

Learn more about Opportunity Insight's Fellowship Program here.

 

DAVIS-PUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement.

The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $15,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Grants are disbursed to cover each separate semester, quarter or term during which the grantee is attending school.

Learn more about the scholarship here.

 

THE HENRY CLAY CENTER FOR STATESMANSHIP - COLLEGE STUDENT CONGRESS

The College Student Congress is a two-week summer program for undergraduates interested in public policy, politics, diplomacy and modern leadership. The summer program in public policy selects fifty-one rising college seniors, representing each state and the District of Columbia, to learn about the dynamics of the policy process through an experiential and immersive curriculum. Students engage with lawmakers, academics, government relations experts, policy advisors and other leaders to explore the challenges of formulating comprehensive public policy.

Learn more about the program here.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN TO UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

View a list of scholarships open to undocumented students here.